Friday, August 4, 2017

Watercolor Weekend August 4, 2017

Close up of the water with the Distress Mosaic Glaze

Hello.  I'm so excited to show you the first card I made as a watercolor guest designer for my most favorite stamp company - Art Impressions.  For those of you who love their watercolor stamps and can't get enough of Bonnie's Watercolor Wednesday's on YouTube, Art Impressions will now have "Watercolor Weekends" on their blog twice a month.  I'm lucky enough to be one of their guest designers along with Tricia Kennedy and Tricia O'Bin.  Check them out by clicking on their names and be sure to follow them.

I really love barns and I think a quilt should be painted on all of them.  I love how Iowa, where my best friend Jamie lives, has a lot of barns with quilts painted on the barn sides or doors.  I'm also a quilter which is another reason why I love barns with quilts painted on them.

The Old Barn stamp set  is my most favorite of all of the Art Impressions watercolor stamps.  I have used it more than any other except for the Foliage set 1 which is an absolute necessity if you are going to make these wonderful scenes.  I added the quilt to the barn by using a ruler and a Micron Pigma Pen.  I used Marvy LePlume II Pens - 72 Pine Green, 45 Sepia, 15 Olive Green, 17 Steel Blue, 28 English Red, and 86 African Violet and Strathmore watercolor paper to watercolor this scene.  I added Distress Mosaic Glaze to the water to make it look wet.

I gave away some of my "barn" cards and I have a few framed and placed around my house but I am beyond thrilled that the Art Impressions booth will have this card I made as an example at the future Scrapbook Expos.  Click here to see the schedule and maybe you can attend a watercolor class near you.  I'm still hoping to attend one myself!

My current favorite barn quilt but I have a pattern
so I can make one with barns with quilts on them.


Fall Scene

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