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The Greetery: Simple things

Hi friends! I’ve been trying to find ways to pass the time, and decided to put together a watercolor palette. A dear girlfriend and I decided to swap half pans of watercolor. Before I picked out my colors, and I did a lot of research, learning about these paints. I spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos, and found a few channels I highly recommend checking out: In Liquid Color, Dr. Oto Kano, and Teoh Yi Chie. If you ever had any who, what, when, where, why questions about pigments, these channels have all of the answers.

My first project was highly inspired by this VIDEO. I used The Greetery‘s umbrella in the Hand In Hand stamp set.

I stamped the two up-front umbrellas first, and added masks before stamping the rest. I picked out two colors for each umbrella, a light and darker shade. I wet 1/3 of the bottom panel with a wide flat brush, and started with a light wash of rainbow colors. I made the paints flow into each other, and made sure to add a bit of color above and below the umbrellas. I let the panel dry, then started started adding highlights and shadows. This was a fairly quick process, maybe 20 minutes in all. After the umbrellas were dry, I used my paintbrush to tap the excess paint around the umbrellas.

I attached the panel to a card base, and stamped a sentiment from the beautiful Simple Things stamp set to finish the card.

Daniel Smith Colors used:

  • Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Gold
  • Opera Pink, Quinacridone Rose
  • Quinacridone Purple, Purpurite Genuine
  • Amazonite Genuine, Phthalo Turquoise
  • Cascade Green, Jadeite Genuine

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope I have help give you watercolor ideas for you next project. Happy Crafting!

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4 Replies to “The Greetery: Simple things”

  1. That sentiment says it all doesn’t it… This is truly elegant looking. I am not too good with water coloring so the videos might help me. Staying happy and healthy playing with my new products from The Greetery! Good wishes to you and yours…

    1. I wasn’t comfortable With watercolor, so I decided to learn about the pigment themselves. It was really fun doing research. And I’ve only started! I hope you’re doing well. ❤️

  2. Hi Angelica! I’m so in love with your work. I found your blog gratefully, from Betsy & The Greetery and have truly enjoyed your cards. I noticed that you stretch your talents, meaning your designs are different- using different mediums. I LOVE that! Anyway, I came upon a card you created for Pink Fresh that’s STUNNING (hummingbird stamp set) and headed on over. THEN I saw this beauty! I want to thank you for sharing your tips, visual guides and gorgeous inspiration because it’s very helpful. I’m trying to make good use of staying home & after my Spring cleaning is done- I’m going to check out the sites you mentioned. And TRY my hand at watercoloring. I just love your card! THX again and please stay safe. 😊💖

    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie. I truly appreciate your kind words. I’m glad I can share ideas with you.

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