Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A little Watercolor fun using my Stampin' Up! ink

 Hi everyone.  We are hunkered down in the house for a few days while we experience some pretty cold temperatures.  We reached minus 24 degrees today in Chicago land.  I thought I would spend the day doing some paintings that I planned out a long time ago but never got around to.   My daughter mentioned that a few of the girls have little posters in their lockers and she might like one.  We talked a bit about what sort she would like.  She said one of the girls had a poster with a picture of a unicorn that said "always be yourself! Unless you can be a unicorn, then be a unicorn".  She liked that one but then said she would like something original and maybe she would make one with her favorite song.  She made a poster on her computer and made it her screen saver, but never printed it out for her locker. I thought it was nice that this was her favorite song and that she wanted it for her locker so I thought I would paint something or her.  The song is Beloved by Jordan Feliz.
I made a text circle of the chorus, and printed it out onto heavy cardstock. If you are looking at Stampin' Up! papers, Shimmer White would work for this. I used the Naturals papers that Stampin' Up! used to sell a while back. I also printed it out on Watercolor paper.  The top is the cardstock and the bottom one is the watercolor paper.
I used Stampin' Up! inks and Aqua Painters to make the flowers.  Colors used were Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Mellow Moss, and Old Olive.
I added the large words on top last, using Stampin' Blends.  I printed out the "You are beloved" on a sheet of paper first, then traced it over my text box.  I was going to just paint the words but I am just not great at lettering and didn't trust myself to do that.
I wasn't going to share this here because it's not really stamping or a card or scrapbook. In the end I thought I might as well, I did use Stampin' Up! products and I love to watercolor with my inks, and I thought maybe you would too!  I think it's really fun and I know I'm not great at it but it is still fun to do and relaxing and I think it's pretty.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

These are the text boxes I printed out to make the project.
I made the text boxes with a digital scrapbooking program called My Memories, you can find it here:

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  1. Wish I had your talent. You do awesome work! You friend is so lucky! God Bless!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Love the look of the flowers that you painted. I think I might have to give this a try. Hope your staying warm - I'm in St. Louis and were just a little warmer - looking forward to 60 degrees this weekend - go figure.


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