Last night I was at Mixed Media Mondays with Tracey Weinzapfel UStream class and she decided to show us how easy it is to just wip up some simple doodled type water-color cards in under an hour and a half…..and she just talks for the first 15 minutes…..so basically in one hour. You did catch the ‘just wip up some cards’. I thought, this should be easy enough to follow along and do in an hour, so I cut up some water-color paper and filled my water reservoir for my brushes, and grabbed my water-color paints and sat down to paint along. I was ready……ya…..not so much.
By the time she was done one card and helped her Dad also finish his card, I was still painting mine. She was onto the second card already, so I tossed the first one aside and decided I’d just finish it after the show. I grabbed the second card and started following along. I was still filling in the background as she was stamping on her sentiment and inking up the edges of the second card. Onto the third card she went….so I tossed my second one to the side and thought, I may as well finish two while I’m at it. Ya, the show was over and I was still once again painting in my background color on the third card. How she ‘wips up’ three cards in an hour…..and I mean completed and ready to glue onto a card front and mail, I have no idea. I probably painted for another half hour or so after the show just to finish. Now, in all fairness to my, I’m still learning how to even use water colors and am prob too anal about getting them ‘just right’, but I do kinda like the end result. Very simple doodled cards that actually look pretty darn good.
Here’s my three cards…
I followed along and did what Tracy did so these aren’t my own designs. I thought I was probably in enough over my head without coming up with a new idea of my own to complete in an hour! lol
Here’s a close up of each card….
I have to say I did learn allot. Messy doodling looks pretty darn good on a card……leave some white space between your background and your flowers or the water-color paint will pool together……just let it go and don’t aim for perfection with this technique. (that was the hardest one…..I kept wanting to go in a fixed the ‘out of the lines’ stuff….lol.
This evening I’m off to catch Limor 1278 Mixed Media on UStream and I can’t wait! She’s been away for a few weeks now and I’ve missed her shows too.
Thanks for dropping by. Till next time!