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Week 4 of 365 Somethings

As promised, I’m back with my post for Week 4 of 365 Somethings.

As you remember, last week, when these items were created, I was suffering from pink eye. So on Monday night, which was the 22nd, I quickly grabbed a tag, two rectangle stamps with two green ink pads and made the background. Then I took a die cut feather from the night before and stamped a “Merci” which was then punched out with a circle (not my first choice but the other punch shape didn’t fit.) On the 23rd, we had our “snow day” so I had time to rest my eyes and even managed to make two cards with minimal colouring. On the 24th, I was starting to feel better and decided to take a chance with some watercolour and stamping, as well as heat embossing. It didn’t quite turn out how I had hoped because of the texture of the watercolour paper but I’m still liking the result. And I almost had to scrap the whole thing because when I sprayed some water over my project to make the splotches, the so-called water resistant ink started bleeding. I had to heat dry everything before giving it a second go and I re-stamped the girl to make her more defined. On the 26th, I made a birthday card for a friend and finally, on the 28th I made three postcards. Because I made them with watercolour and regular ink pads, I’ve decided to rub Micro Glaze on them to make them waterproof. That way, they won’t get ruined if they get wet in the mail.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t be shy. And if you’d like to receive one of these in the mail, send me your address!

Ciao!

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Weekend update

Another busy weekend has come and gone. Once again, I kept my daily art simple with a mandala and a zentangle. I rarely draw specific shapes when doing my zentangles but this time, for some reason, I started drawing a cup. And I really like how it turned out.

For today, I went for another set of postcards. But this time, I played with watercolors. I painted rather quickly, without thinking too much and I like most of what I did. My favorite is the green “snowflakes” which were supposed to be mandalas. My brush was too big for any detail work so I left it as is. To draw on top of the other postcards, I used my Fude Ball 1.5 pen.

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Watercolor fun

Today, I decided to play with my watercolor paints. I’ve been inspired by my friend, Ceecee as well as Coco Bee, two wonderful artists from Montreal. If you don’t know them, visit their pages or their YouTube channels here and here.

Watercolor fun

The watercolor set I use is an old one from Pelikan that I bought almost 20 years ago. I also use a few Twinling H2Os as accents. Here, I splattered some Egyptian Gold on the abstract painting and some Mango Freeze on the tree’s foliage. For the abstract, I used more of a wet-on-wet approach where you wet the paper before adding paint. The outer splatters are on dry paper. The tree was an experiment. I like how it turned out but I might try something a bit different next time.

Are you more abstract, whimsical or realist when it comes to painting? Personally, I love creating abstract and whimsical art but I’m not very good at realism. If you have any recommendations for watercolor artists to follow, feel free to leave them in the comments.

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>Pages from Cassandra’s journal – Pages du journal de Cassandra

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As promised yesterday, here are more pages from Cassandra’s journal.
Comme promis hier, voici plus de pages du journal de Cassandra.
I am really enjoying doing these and I think I will continue Cassandra’s journal beyond the month of April.
J’ai beaucoup de plaisir à faire ces pages et je pense continuer le journal de Cassandra au-delà du mois d’avril.
 
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>Cassandra’s journal – Le journal de Cassandra

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Today, more pages from Cassandra’s journal. The third one is my favourite so far.
Aujourd’hui, d’autres pages du journal de Cassandra. La troisième est ma préférée jusqu’à présent.
More pages to come tomorrow.
Plus de pages à venir demain.
 
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>Watercolour mandala – Mandala aquarelle

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I love playing with watercolour. Here, I made a circle out of water first, then I added the colours while it was still wet. I love that the colours bleed into one another. I let everything dry for a few hours, then I drew a mandala with a Sharpie on top of it.
J’aime jouer avec l’aquarelle. Ici, j’ai fait un cercle avec de l’eau pour commencer, puis j’ai ajouté les couleurs pendant que c’était encore mouillé. J’aime que les couleurs se fondent les unes dans les autres. J’ai laissé tout ça sécher quelques heures, puis j’ai dessiner un mandala par-dessus avec un Sharpie.
 
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>March journal: Owl – Journal de mars: hibou

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Recently, I joined the Wild Precious Ning community. I signed up for 4 of their groups: Art Journaling, Wild Bird Arts (mixed media), Shutter Babes (photography) and Making Mandalas. One of the prompts in the Art Journaling group was to incorporate an owl on a journal page. I made mine with watercolour. I don’t like the way I did the wings but I like everything else about this page.
Récemment, je me suis jointe à la communauté Ning Wild Precious. Je me suis inscrite à 4 de leurs groupes: Art Journaling, Wild Bird Arts (multimédia), Shutter Babes (photographie) et Making Mandalas. Une des invitations à créer dans le group Art Journaling était d’incorporer un hibou sur une page de journal. J’ai fait le mien avec des aquarelle. Je n’aime pas le résultat des ailes mais j’aime tout le reste de cette page.
 
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