Thursday, April 30, 2020

I finally started a YouTube channel April 30, 2020


I know it's taken a long time, but I have finally started a YouTube channel. I've been learning and I have actually posted my first video. Here's the link:  Please don't expect an actual tutorial this time but next time, you can. I welcome your helpful critiques and look forward to improving.

I learned how to "watercolor the Art Impressions way" by watching my favorite artist - owner/creator of Art Impressions, Bonnie Krebs. Click here to see her tutorials. Her daughter Kendra Krebs also has tutorials and she is super talented as well. I am hoping to start off my tutorials at least twice a month for the Ai Watercolor Weekends which happen on the first and third weekends of every month. I hope you will subscribe to my channel.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Ai Bible Journaling bookmark April 28, 2020


Carol from Art Impressions Stamps posted a bookmark she made with this set 5223 - Bookmark Dies from Ai and it comes with lots of little charms. Carol colored her charms with Copic markers and explained how she made them by embossing them with clear powder and dipping them several times.  I had to try it. Lots of fun! Making the charms took longer than watercoloring my bookmark scene did. 😂  I messed up 3 of them before I was satisfied with the butterfly and cross. Hers are much cuter and you should go to the Ai blog and check it out.

5223 - Bookmark Dies5262 - WC Mini Cabins Set5202 - Scroll SetWCBRUSH1 - WC Brush NO. 1WCTAB - Watercolor Tablet5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 14052 - WC Flower Set 14051 - WC Foliage Set 14964 - WC Branches SetSizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray5077 - Acrylic Block Set 4/pk - (2)1x1, 1.5x1.5, 3x45069 - My Fortress Set

Thursday, April 23, 2020

New Ai Challenge Girlfriends April 23, 2020


How fun is this new 5280 - Practically Perfect girlfriends set? It sure was fun to watercolor! There are new challenges on the Art Impressions blog and their Facebook page and you can win one of five $15 gift certificates. I used my Molotov masking pen to put white areas throughout, like the dots on the pants and shirt, before I started watercoloring. Afterwards, I just rubbed it off. The set comes with three great sentiments, too.

Thanks for checking out my blog!  Supplies used:

 5280 - Practically Perfect Set5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies5132 - Tag Stitched Dies5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 1Tim Holtz Glass Media MatStrathmore - 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad - 12 SheetsWCBRUSH1 - WC Brush NO. 1Wink of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Pen - Clear2.0 MM Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pump Marker

Monday, April 20, 2020

Boat Planter April 20, 2020


I would use an old boat as a planter, would you? I have an old washing machine as a planter in my front yard. I do love it. My irises are blooming in my backyard. I love all flowers! I wish I could go to get some more flowers for my back yard now that my husband pulled out the ivy and rosemary and I have some room. I believe it is Day 13 of Kathy Racoosin's #thedailymarker30day. It's so fun to spend some time watercoloring every day. Hope you are making time to color, too.

Thanks for checking out my blog!  Supplies used:

5057 - WC Boat Set4701 - Clay Pot4052 - WC Flower Set 14959 - WC Dogs Set5055 - WC Sitting Places Set5126 - WC Foliage Set 45137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 15138 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 24774 - Stamp PositionerWCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4Canson XL WC Paper PadWCPLT - Watercolor Palette

Friday, April 17, 2020

Ai Watercolor Weekend April 18, 2020


It's hard to photograph how pretty and shiny this card is in real life. Have you seen this new stamp set from 5366 - Greenery Invites? It has lots of beautiful foliage and sentiments. You could definitely use this set for wedding invitations. I used Versa Mark to emboss the triple circles and the "Thank You" in that shiny gold. I inked up the foliage with the 177 pen for the upper foliage and I inked the lower foliage in the 249 pen. I pulled the color out of the lines, then added some 173 from the palette to some of the leaves. I added 636 to the palette and watercolored some of the upper foliage. I used 407 on the palette to watercolor some sky and it mixed with the greens as I dabbed all around the foliage. I used the Rectangle Rounded Corner die for the watercolor paper and the background piece. The "I love you" sentiment was from the 5230 - SBC Exclusive Roses Set and I inked it in 177. I wet my brush and pulled the color out around the letters. I cut out a Flag die in that bright gold paper and a strip for the top piece then adhered it all to the card base.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Day 2 of the Ai Seven Day Challenge April 7, 2020


The Owner/Creator of Art Impressions Stamps, Bonnie Krebs has issued an inspiring seven day challenge which started yesterday.  Hope you will join along and use the hashtag #AiSevenDaysofEaster on your posts. Don't forget to use Absorbent Ground to prep your bible pages. It's also Day 1 of another 30 day coloring challenge issued by Kathy Racoosin.  Use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day on your posts.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Supplies used:

5268 - Rugged Crosses Set5070 - Good Shepherd Set5198 - WC Mountain Set4051 - WC Foliage Set 15078 - Ai Bible Protector SheetBIBLE - ESV Single Column Journaling Bible5137 - DB Pen Set 10PK - Bonnie's Favorites Set 12.0 MM Molotow Grafx Art Masking Liquid Pump MarkerWCBRUSH4 - WC Brush NO. 4Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

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