I have all sorts of watercolor sets, but my favorite is still the cheapo 8 colors kid set I got at Target…
Well I can say that any watercolor stuff I’ve done with my current set does not look anywhere close to what you guys are posting. And it dries…chalky. Could be paint/paper combo lol. Who knows. And @Reinikka yes! I often have to work through a muddy layer to get to the actual color.
Does anyone keep a Scraps Diary? I had never heard of the idea before but it seems like a fun little project.
I’ve heard of it thru TiffanySimplySharpe’s Instagram. I hope to watch the video later this week when I get some stuff done.
I like that idea! It seems like it would fit well within a bullet journal, giving added visual interest and meaning without having to put more time into it. It also makes me think of the squares in a monthly calendar - either gluing one down on each day’s square instead of crossing the day out, or pre-filling the squares in a calendar for the coming year.
This video was a little too much talking for me But I kept it on in the background while I did some other work. I like the idea although I would probably do my own version since I don’t usually work with a scrap paper underneath what I do… I would probably cut/tear bits off of a finished thing (like the corner of a masterboard). Or I could use bits of my notes, idea sketches, etc from when I brainstorm & plan things
I sort of keep one…mostly it is a sample of every background I have ever done so I can flip through for ideas that worked and how I did them…I try to reference back to any video and supplies as well…I pretty much did this with all my fabrics and yarns as well…
I needed some cards and 1) didn’t have time to make backgrounds 2) didn’t want the added weight of a mixed media background so I tried printing off a scanned image of a background I did previously and added a die cut. It worked really well and I might have to start scanning all of my backgrounds now!
I love scanning backgrounds so I can reuse them and even alter their colors to fit my needs.
Yours are gorgeous!
That is a fantastic idea - they look great!!
Those cards are so pretty! Such a great idea to scan your originals. Once I finally make some that I like, I’ll have to remember to do that, as well. Is the while rectangle a die cut, too? I like how it helps to make the “hello” pop a bit more against the background without interfering with the background. It’s a lovely layout!
Thanks! I’m really happy with how they turned out!
It’s actually just a random cutoff from when I was trimming the paper, so the flip side is more of the print.
@photojenn @geekgirl @smmarrt I have skimmed through this thread and I know I probably just missed it, but can one of you link where you got the fodder school class/lessons? I LOVE what you all have done here! I have been making my own ‘fodder’ out of stamps and coloring / cutting them out, but I really like the idea of doing my own pieces as well. So sorry if this was addressed already - skimming probably just failed me.
Thanks! It looks like they reopened registration. I’ll definitely look further into it!
I’ve just watched this for the first time. I’m so intrigued by these methods.
I’ve watched a lot of videos recently and I think I understand all the layering techniques. I’m no good at them … yet
BUT, my in-head commentary to this was, my “sarcastic, not artsy person watching and explaining”.
Not to be mean, but to try and comedy explain it to a non artsy person. I hope that makes sense.
And that just made me laugh. LOTS. (small things). I can’t wait to try more of these techniques
I see it in the same way that quilters are laughed at for buying a decent piece of fabric, chopping it up and sewing it back together again.
These are absolutely gorgeous!!!
And yours also @photojenn….
Plus the idea of scanning the background for your cards is so cool!
Thx for sharing ~~
Also @Reinikka , I like your cute page full of watercolor designs
A degree in art sounds like fun!