Watercoloring with Cheap Watercolor paints

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Today I’m doing some watercoloring, and I’m using this inexpensive watercolor set to color in my images and create my background.  The stamp set I’m using is Wplus9, Going Places.  Super cute stamp set.  you can either tuck in the critter in the hot air ballon or you can have them hanging, like I did on this card.  I wanted to share that you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money, in order to watercolor.  You can start out with a set like this and see if you like it.  Then you can decide if you want to spend a little more.  I created a background doing some embossing, which will resist the watercolors.  I’ve embossed some clouds with white embossing powder and added just 2 shades of Blues, just dabbing the watercolor to the paper.  I didn’t want to make the colors even, since were creating the sky portion.  I stamped the hot air balloon and the rabbit on a separate sheet of watercolor card stock and watercolored them as well.  I fussy cut them out so that I can pop them up on to our background.  I made a pretty ample card today.  I hope you like this card and I thank you so much for stopping by.  I still have the GIVEAWAY going on until tomorrow, Thursday at Midnight so go head over to my Youtube.  Subscribe and comment of your chance to win some prizes.   I appreciate you guys so much, thanks again!

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Art Journal #3-Be Free

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Today I’m sharing this journal page I made using one of the Prima stamp set that I had.  I’ve been wanting to use her for a while.  I also used Brusho crystal watercolor powder to color her hair.  I wanted the bloom it creates when, it’s sprayed wit water.  I kind of over did it I think, so at the end, it looks a little blurry to me.  I also wanted to use the vintage bags that Tupelo Designs LLC, packages their order in.  It’s a gorgeous vintage bag, which I thought it was perfect in the background.  I’ve added some Double Scoop Gelatos and blended it with my finger.  I also used some copper and gold sprays I had in my stash.  You can view the video for the complete process of this page.  It didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it to, but I think it’s okay.  After all, I’m still learning and I had a lot of fun making this page.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again.  I tried my best to put the supply list below but some supplies are missing…sorry.

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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers-Tupelo Designs LLC

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Today I’m making a card for Tupelo Designs LLC and I’ll be using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  These markers are Amazing!!  I have numerous number of watercolor mediums, but these markers are by far my favorite!  You can use them with water or without.  That’s what makes these markers very unique.  It also has a real brush, rather than the felt tips we’re use to, for watercolor markers.

The stamp set that I’ll be using today is Newton’s Nook Designs Stamp set.  This stamp set is very versatile, for all year round.  It has a wagon, and it has different things you can put in the wagon.  I think that’s super fun.  I wanted to make a rainbow of wagon, stacked on top of each other, with newton on the top of the wagon, hiding behind the pumpkins.  I could only fit 5 wagons on this card, but you can easily make a whole card, just with the wagons.  I colored them with different colors using the Zig clean color markers and I didn’t use any water to blend.  I just used the markers itself, to do the blending.  I chose out a light and a dark from each color family, to do the blending.  These markers blend beautifully and they are very easy to use.  They are very highly pigmented to give you a super bright color, or you can add water to make the colors softer.  I’ll be showing both techniques today.  I colored all the images, without the water but I used water on the clouds, to give a softer look.  Please check out the video and you can see for yourself, how fun and easy these markers are to use.

Just like I mentioned in the video, you don’t need to have a ton of color  You can easily control the intensity of the color by using it with or without the water.  Tupelo Designs LLC has several different packs available but they also sell the singles as well.  What’s great about these markers is that, you can buy them individually.  Which means, you can start with a smaller set if you like, and build your collection over time.  I hope you enjoy this card and please subscribe and follow if you want to see more inspirations and ideas.  All the supplies I used will be located below, for your convenience.  Thanks again!

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CAS Card Using Ombre Inks and Distress Stains-Tupelo Designs LLC

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Today I’m making a CAS, Clean and Simple card using the Altenew Painted poppy stamp set.   I wanted to make it like a watercolor look so I used the Hero Arts Ombre ink pad along with the distress stains.   Please excuse my voice, I’m sick so my voice sounds horrible.  I’m not going to write to much today so go ahead and watch the video for a step by step of this card.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again

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Easy Shaker Card Using Vellum and Faber Castell Pencils-Gerda Steiner Designs and Paper Temptress

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Today I’m making a Quick and easy vellum shaker card using Paper Temptess Card stock/Vellum and Gerda Steiner Designs Rubber stamp called Monster Kid.  I’ll be using several different products today, and I’ll explain a little about these products as I go.  First off, I’m using Gerda’s Rubber stamp today, and she has Digital stamps, Clear stamps and Rubber stamps available in her store.  I use her Digital and Clear stamps all the time, but I think this is the first time I’m sharing her Rubber stamps.  Just to explain a little about her rubber stamps, her rubber stamps come in Rubber only form.  Which means, it doesn’t have the cling cushion that you normally use to stick the stamp on to your acrylic block.  You have the option to mount them onto a cling foam mount if you choose to do so. I like to use my bare rubber stamps with the Aileen’s tack it over and over glue, which I explain in the video.  Her rubber stamps are excellent quality and it’s very thick and deeply etched, which will give you a really great impression.  I decide to use watercolor pencils to color in this image and I’m using the Faber Castell’s Art grip watercolor pencils.  These watercolor pencils are highly pigmented, great quality pencils which blend really easily, as you can see in the video.  They’re available in color family sets as well as different quantity sets.  I have a few of the color family sets, and I didn’t have all the color pallet available to me, so I implemented the Peerless watercolor as well.  These are fantastic pencils, and I love them dearly.

I also made a simple shaker portion, using some of Paper Temptress’s yummy colored vellum.  I love making this simple shaker, which is simple to make yet very fun.  Her vellum is perfect for things like this, because they are very thick and high quality.  I love these purple and orange card stocks, which also has some texture to them, which will add some more interest to this card.  Her card stocks are very thick and sturdy, making them very easy to work with.  I hope you like this card and please check out the video for the step by step tutorial. I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please subscribe and follow for more inspiration and ideas.  Thanks again.

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Simple Watercoloring Using Peerless Watercolors Tupelo Designs LLC

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Today I’m making a card for Tupelo Designs LLC and I’ll be doing some simple watercoloring using the Peerless Watercolors.  The stamp set that I used are these Stampendous Jumbo Hummingbird stamp set.  I personally love their Jumbo stamp line because they are so fun to color.  They are very large so you can experiment with all types of mediums, and have fun.  Today I decided to emboss these birds using the Wow white pearl powder, which will give us this soft watercolor look.  I used the Peerless watercolors today, and if you haven’t tried these watercolors, I recommend them very much.  They come in paper form and it has a highly pigmented colors on them so they are very easy to work with.  This is one of my favorite watercolor set.  The colors are so rich and vibrant, they are absolutely gorgeous.  If you have a hard time staying in the lines when you watercolor, try embossing the stamp first.  This will make the embossed lines raise up, which will help you stay in the lines.  I just love how these birds turned out, and I love the colorful look, these birds have.  I hope you enjoyed this card and please check out the video for step by step instructions.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and all the supplies I used will be located below if you want to check that out.  Please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again.

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Ink Smooshing with Distress Inks Tupelo Designs LLC

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Today I’m making a DT card for Tupelo Designs LLC.  I’ll be using the new Altenew stamp set called Wild Hibiscus and I’ll be doing some Ink Smooshing using distress inks.  I’ve been seeing many people do this smooching technique and I wanted to try it out myself.  I also used the Ranger Liquid platinum embossing powder, I think it gives a real elegant look.  I chose out 3 distress inks, Mustard seed, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves and used a acetate to do the smooching.  I really like this technique and I’m sure I’ll be doing this more often.  I hope you guys enjoyed this and please watch the video for a full step by step.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks so much 🙂

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Product Focus-Brusho Crystal Colors

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Today I’m playing with Brusho’s.  I’m pretty sure you guys are familiar with these products since they are popular right now.  These are Highly pigmented watercolor crystal similar to the Ken Oliver Color bursts.  The kind folks from Colorcraft was generous enough to send me these to play with, which is Awesome!!

These Brusho’s are manufactured in Sheffield in England, and they have been around for over 35 years.  Wow, right?  They have 32 colors available, which I think is totally Awesome!!  They come in many different sets and many different sizes.  The sizes in these containers have about 15 grams of powder, that’s almost twice the amount, that’s in the color bursts.  I love the fact that there’s tons of colors to choose from.  These can be purchased in sets as well as individuals.  So lets’s start playing 🙂

I just poked a hole on the top of these bottles and just put some washi tape for now but eventually, I’ll put thumb tacks in the holes.  The colors are very intense and vivid, and I love to watch the effect when it touches water.

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These were created, using some stencils.  I got 2 different looks with using only 1 stencil.  I used the powders on top of the stencil to get a mono print, giving me these 2 different looks.

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These are some other ones, I created.  This is basically it.  I had so much fun playing with these and I really love them.  I like these way more that the color bursts, because it comes in so many different colors.  I don’t think, one product is better than the other.  I think it’s personal preference, and it depends on what look you are trying to create.  Both products are fantastic, and I’ll definitely be playing with these a lot more.   Go ahead and check out the video up above if you want to see these crystals react with water.  It’s pretty cool.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you join me next time. Thanks again!
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Watercolor and ink pad coloring Tupelo Designs LLC

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Today I’m making a DT card for Tupelo Designs LLC using the New Waffle Flower stamp set called Hibiscus.  It seems like the Hawaiian and Polynesian theme is becoming popular with all the hibiscus and pineapples everywhere.  Today’s stamp set has some Hibiscus and this bird that I’ll be partially watercoloring and stamping.  I love the fact that we have the option to choose whether you want to color or just stamp.  I do both today and I’m using the Peerless watercolor’s, which is one of my favorites because of it’s vibrant colors.  I wanted this bird to be very bright and colorful.  I love this stamp set and I’ll definitely use it again with the Hibiscus next time.  I hope you like this and for the step by step, please watch the video up above.  Please give a thumbs up if you like this card and hit the subscribe button for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks for stopping by and I’ll catch you guys next time 🙂

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Stamping With Distress Markers Tupelo Designs LLC

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Today I’m making a DT card for Tupelo Designs LLC.  I’ll be doing some stamping using the Distress markers to get a Watercolor effect using Wplus9 Fresh Cut Floral stamp set.  I’ve been wanting to try this technique out ever since I saw Dawn from Wplus9 do this, using this same stamp set.  This was my first time trying this out and I really like the way it turned out.  I hope you like this and I’ll definitely be trying this technique out again.  It was pretty simple, so go ahead and grab this stamp if you have, and try it out with me.  All the supplies will be listed below fi you want to check it out.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again!

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