Now that I have more time on my hands
time to experiment with Mr. Holbein
I decided to play around with my holbein watercolor and spare watercolor paper. You have to understand I am no expert in using paint and find the medium very finicky. But lately it seems like the two of us are agreeing more.
For my first try, I decided to decorate my name. Just a simple art attack project since there are only 6 letters. So this is where I had my Macgyver moment. I didn't want to waste paper printing "isabel" in a serif font just so i could trace it out on the watercolor paper. Instead I busted out my iPad and using Pages wrote down my name in the biggest size available. After which I screen captured the page and placed the screen contrast on the brightest setting. Tadah a very resourceful lightbox and totally environmentally friendly.
Here is the finished product:
Since I needed to practice my "flower" technique that was what I used as decoration for this piece. I also went ombre with the blue slowly graduating from my royal to navy blue. As a final touch I busted out my Pilot Petite brush pen and calligraphed my last name. What do you think? :)
Of course I didn't stop there since I was on a roll. Coupled to this was the overwhelming comments, likes and support I was getting on FB and IG. So I decided to do a few more pieces based on request. These are what I ended up with.
Maybe, with the huge success these are getting on IG and FB I can begin taking on commissioned work. haha Maybe, just maybe.
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I have always wanted to write. This will now be a creative outlet-- home to all my arts and crafts. So feel free to browse around my everyday adventures.