Thursday, February 5, 2009

Watercolor Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring....wow, that sounds good! As I am writing this, the windchill here in Atlanta is zero, so I could use some signs of spring!
I was surprised last week to learn that a couple of the cards I did three years ago for Serendipity Stamps was picked up and published in the current Paper Creations Spring issue. Above is a photo of the front of the magazine and below the article in the magazine.
You know from previous posts on my blog that I really enjoy using Mary Dew Lee's Serendipity Stamps. These were done using my favorite medium, watercolor. The dandelion was stamped and then watercolored, while I used watercolor crayons on the pussy willow card. Both are great ways to use watercolor and I am convinced that anyone can watercolor with a little practice and the help of images supplied by stamps.
I was thinking of doing some watercolor tutorials here on the blog if anyone is interested in seeing that. I teach a class called "Stamping with Watercolor" and I could explore here some of the projects we do in that class.

A few posts back, I posted a card I did using Serendipity Stamps featuring a mushroom scene and quote about breathing in nature. Someone commented that the quote stamp contained a misspelled word and I assured the commenter that I would make sure Mary knew about that misspelling. As I was sure she had, she corrected that mistake within a week of the stamp being released and has now sent me a corrected version. It is all good now!

Let me know if watercolor tutorials are something you are interested in seeing here on Today's Creations. The magazine in on the stands at Barnes & Nobles, Walmart, Joanne's as well as many independent shops.
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15 comments:

Jan Castle said...

Would really like the opportunity to learn this technique!!! Pretty Please!
Jan

Laureen said...

I would love if you would post some watercolor tutorials. I love your cards and follow your blog. Thank you for all the great ideas and info you give us.

KanataNewf said...

That's just awesome. I picked up this magazine just a couple of days ago! I'll have to browse through it again!

Suzanne said...

Definitely YES on watercoloring tutorials. Your work is so beautiful!

SherylH said...

I would love to see your posts on watercoloring techniques. I have done some watercoloring but could use some more instruction. Thanks for also posting a copy of your article on your blog.

Denise M said...

Yes! Do post tutorials on the watercolor techniques - especially with the crayons. I follow your blog and enjoy your creations. Thanks a bunch. Denise

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I'd love some watercolor tutorials. Please do! I've just discovered your blog and love it!
Carrie C

Trisha said...

What a happy surprise to have your cards picked up! I would love to see a watercolor tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing.

Trisha said...

What a happy surprise to have your cards picked up by the magazine. I would love to see a tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing.

Norine said...

I can see why they picked your cards very pretty
hugs
Norine

nise said...

Congrats on the publishing of your art. LOVE Serendipity Stamps and you sure do them justice. I'm hanging around anyhow to see what you come up with next and I can use some watercolor tips. I have crayons and haven't really even used them. Thanks for your kind and generous sharing, Holly.

Amy Hayes said...

I would love some tutorials on watercoloring! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I bought the magazine for your cards - the pussy willows are fantastic. I would love more tutorials on such. I have been having fun with the crayons but nothing compared to yours!!!! Love your blog and looking forward to many more happy hours. Thanks for sharing.

Chris R. from Iowa

Dianne K. said...

Congratulations on your publication!!! I would love to see a watercolor tutorial. Your creations are amazing!

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn the technique too... you're such an amazing talent..... I always rush to read your blog

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