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WIP- Watercolor in Progress and new Altenew Peony Stamps

I don't know if you know this already, but my mom makes the most beautiful and intricate handmade greeting cards. She's got an etsy shop too! Go, check it out. I'll be right here.

oldladybern.etsy.com

The reason I bring up my mom and her amazing cards is because she bought really pretty peony stamps and wanted to make cards with them. Since she doesn't know how to watercolor (yet!) she asked if I could watercolor a few of the flowers and cut them out so she could use them. I, of course, happily obliged.

(Have I told you lately how much I love playing with watercolor?)

Watercolor Peony Stamps from Altenew

I mean, I really really love playing with watercolor! I still have no idea what I'm doing, if I'm painting "correctly" or not, but I really like how these stamped flowers turned out.

WIP - Watercolor in progress. Altenew "Beautiful Day" Stamps
Watercolor in Progress- Watercolor painting the Altenew Peony Stamps
WIP- Watercolor in Progress and new Altenew Peony Stamps

Here's what I used:

I'd love to show you the card my mom made with these watercolor stamped peonies, but she sold it already!!!!

I hope this inspires you to pick up your watercolor set and play (even if you don't know how!) Let me know what you think in the comments section below. I'd love to hear about what your WIP (work OR watercolor in progress) project is!!!

 

 

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WIP- Watercolor in Progress Wednesday

Happy watercolor Wednesday! I don't know if watercolor Wednesday is a thing, I just think it sounds like fun. I have a few watercolors in progress to share (again, not sure if this is a thing, but it should be!)

My Peerless watercolors finally arrived and I cut them, swatched them, and got them ready to put into a little binder. I just realized that I didn't take any photos of my Peerless binder set up... I'll take photos and show you next week or so. It's pretty sweet. These watercolors are really incredible and have such vibrant bright color. They are a joy to play with!

Peerless Watercolor Set Up
Peerless Watercolor Set Up Swatches

Of course, once I set up my Peerless binder, I had to play with them, you know, just to make sure they work...

prima watercolor coloring book

I also splurged and picked up a new watercolor coloring book from amazon. This book is GORGEOUS. it's called Painterly Days: The Flower Watercoloring Book for Adults. I highly recommend it, even if you're like me and are a total beginner and don't know what the heck you're doing, this watercolor coloring book is fantastic. The paper quality is quite amazing and the floral drawings are just GORGEOUS. I'm totally addicted. I spent the last two evenings after work painting and playing in this book totally neglecting dinner, dishes, laundry, my blog, my mom.... Again, I have no idea what I'm doing, but I love the process.

Watercolor in progress- Painterly Days

What are you working on? Let me know in the comment section below! I love seeing works in progress!

 

 

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