Category Archives: watercoloring

Create Cards And Art Journal Backgrounds With Mixed Media Using Taylored Expressions Field Notes Kit

You know that I love a good craft kit. I do have to confess that I’ve been surprised at the prices of kits these last few months.  It feels like they doubled in price.  I’ve actually cancelled all my monthly kit subscriptions with the exception of the Simon Says Stamp kit and the Altenew Mini Delight Kit.  Simon… Read More »

Exploring Watercolor Mediums: Liquid Watercolor Inks

There are a number of liquid watercolor inks on the market today.  I’ve mostly used the watercolor brush markers and I quite like creating with them.  Altenew just came out with a new set this week.  It’s now on my wishlist! Day 3 of Altenew’s Elements of Watercoloring Mediums, we explored using the watercolor brush marker liquid ink… Read More »

Exploring Watercolor Mediums: Student Grade Paint Pan Sets

Watercolor paint sets wildly in price and types.  I’m guessing that the gold standard is Daniel Smith paints in the tubes.  Those are decadently expensive and that’s what Debby Hughes uses!  She’s a master watercolorist and she’s amazing. For day 2 of the Altenew Exploring Watercolor Mediums class, we used the student grade pan set from Altenew.  This… Read More »

Single Layer Card With a Color Challenge

I’ve been playing with watercoloring using my inks for the last two weeks. I just can’t get enough! Of course, I have nice watercolor paints that are actually sitting in my drawer while I play with my inks. I can get away with less craft supplies when I want to…but, why?! Today’s card was created using the Atlantic… Read More »

Two New Watercolor Techniques To Try

Have you had a chance to try watercoloring yet? There are so many different ways to watercolor and so many techniques to try.  I’m taking a class at Altenew Academy called Artist Watercolor 101 and I am loving it. The instructor is fantastic and she is sharing so many tips and tricks.  She keeps reinforcing little techniques as… Read More »

2 Techniques For The Cottage Garden Background Stamp

I was very excited when I saw Catherine Pooler’s Welcome Home release.  I was also proud of myself for only ordering one small bundle from that release! I selected the Cottage Garden Bundle because I loved the graphic geometric feel of the main floral image in the two stamp sets that were included in the bundle.  Plus, I… Read More »