So yes, I have to say it’s been a while since I had time to craft. Partly due to my office (would love to re-build!), but mostly due to time. This year I hope to change that because colouring is my relaxation and de-stress (alongside my books!), and who doesn’t need that. I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Christmas with family and/or friends, they make the season so very special.
I have also added to my 2017 resolutions to create videos again, just simple ones…didn’t get off to a good start with my new camera taping in a format that I can’t use in iMovie, so after researching how to convert it, and what to do I simply decided to share the card and forget the video for today…it was only going to be a simple video anyway 🙂
I love watercolours. I love my Derwent Inktense Pencils, Derwent watercolour pencils, Koi Watercolors, and my Tombow Markers. My Tombows must be close to 15 years old, and I haven’t picked them up in ages, but they are still juicy, and still work brilliantly! So seeing as I’m a little out of practise, using the markers was a good place to start.
Today I’m using Lil Bee’s Big Flowers, a set from my AnnaBelle collection. For those who don’t know me I ‘Once Upon a Time’ had a little shop that sold my collection of stamps. Today these stamps are being sold through a store I opened to ‘sell-off’ those stamps and to gradually introduce a digital version of my designs only, as well as my Sprinkle embellishments. This has been a long process, but I’m getting closer every day with all the Cling & Clear sets now in store ($3.00 – $10.00!), the Sprinkles added, and just a few digital sets at the moment with more to come.
For the most part I added colour directly to the paper (Langton Watercolour – Daler Rowney) from the marker, then moved it around with a wet brush, and in other lighter sections I scribbled the marker on an acrylic block and lifted the colour with my paint brush. A touch of shading with a black pastel pencil, and a couple of Rhubarb 4mm Sprinkles.
Back to tidying this office and finishing my next project 🙂