Lesson Obsession - Part 2 - Watercolor with Danielle Donaldson

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Continuing to share the other things I have been working on lately, this is the next series of Online workshops combined with lessons from Danielle's books I followed.  

( I am not affiliated with the artist or under any obligation to promote her work, just love it so much, I want everyone to know her! )

This first painting and the techniques is from another workshop "Creative Girl - The Land of Light and Shadows."  

This little sketch was from the book.

The remaining painting are my creations using Danielle's lessons and drawings as inspiration.

I still have more of these fun little creations to share.  They have been such a joy and distraction from every day chaos!  Thanks for stopping by.

Lesson Obsession - Part 1 - Watercolor with Danielle Donaldson

Friday, September 21, 2018

Hello and Happy Friday!!
I wanted to depart a little from scrapbooking & mixed media to share some other things I have been working on lately.  

( I am not affiliated with the artist or under any obligation to promote her work, just love it so much, I want everyone to know her! )

A couple years ago I can across a book called "Creative Girl - Mixed Media Techniques for an Art Life" and I instantly fell in love!  The artist is Danielle Donaldson  and she has recently released another book as well as the continuation of her online workshops.  This was the first workshop of hers I took called "Down to Earth."  

A couple of the quick beginning paintings from this lesson. 

Below is the final, finished piece from the lesson!  I can't tell you how relaxing and therapeutic it was for me to paint this.  I have been watercoloring for more than 25 years but I have so much more learn!

As you can see, her work is very playful, imaginative, intricate and full of tiny, creative details!

I am currently working on her latest workshop, but wanted to share some of my other finished pieces on my Blog.  So...more posts to come with more Danielle Inspiration!  In the meantime, check her out!

Distress Ink Swatch Book - The Crafter's Workshop

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hey everyone!  I wanted to share this fun project I created using a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to make a swatch book for my Distress Inks.

I filmed a video showing my process that is on the The Crafter's Workshop YouTube Channel.  You can HERE to go directly to the TCW channel!

I hope you enjoyed this fun, and useful project and get a chance to check out the video!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Remember This - Scrapbook Layout *& video*

Sunday, September 9, 2018

On my continuous journey to clean out my craft room, I decided to use several of the papers I had been saving and combined this color palette of navy, grey, white and olive.

You can either click HERE to go to my YouTube Channel or click below to watch the process video I filmed.

I used some Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks to paint a wash of several colors on a white cardstock background.

Using a combination of papers and embellishments, I created a cluster of layers to mat my photos on top of.

I used lots of the Pinkfresh Studio chipboard hearts and a chipboard Thickers title. 

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you check out the video.
Have an amazing day!

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