I’ve been having fun playing with paper and scissors lately. Today I have some joyful shapes created from Christmas cards. Sometimes I need to step away from the paint brush and allow myself the freedom to create in other ways.
I get excited playing with paper shapes and gluing together something new and beautiful. It just makes my heart sing.
These little guys make me smile every time I look at them. I plan to use them on a special card.
This flower just needs a stem. I have many options here… paint one, sketch one, or cut one out of paper.
These little birds happened by accident while cutting up this card.
Oh happy day! 😊
I was trying to cut out some leaves and I noticed that a few left over scraps looked like a bird. That inspired me to keep cutting more and more out the same way. After my happy dance, I cut out some little wings and glued them on.
I just love the random colors and patterns on the birds. They too will probably find their way to a pretty card or maybe a new collage piece.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Keep playing and having fun. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!
This year I decided to paint a few simple cards for Christmas. I thought it would be fun to share my process with you today.
Hope your day is wonderful! 💚
I started out by folding a 6 x 9 inch piece of bee watercolor paper in half.
Next step was taping off a tree shape with washi tape. I like that the washi tape comes off easily and does not harm the paper.
Using a small round brush I painted a few swipes of clean water across the paper at an angle. Then after dipping my brush in pigment, I lightly painted back and forth down the tree. I left some unpainted areas and like how it adds to the overall design.
Then just peel off the tape and you have a lovely tree.
You can mix it up and use different colors too. That would be a lot of fun.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.
I have been making more cards with my watercolor cutouts. It’s a joyful process for me and I hope my creations bring you a smile.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
I always start with a few of my painted flowers and leaves. They work quite well for card making.
I add a little ink detail and outline each piece to create a nice shape. It’s amazing the difference a little ink can make.
Tip: When I cut out the watercolor pieces I leave a tiny paper border around the ink outlined shape.
Blank cards with envelopes are easy to find online or in the craft store.
I like the simplicity of a just few pieces on each card.
It’s fun to play around with the arrangement using different pieces until I find something I like. Then using a glue stick, I secure the pieces down and place a heavy book on top to add a little pressure.
Tip: Baby wipes are by my side for my hands…. I don’t do sticky very well. 😊
What I love about making and sharing cards using my art is that they are part of me.
A gift from the heart shared with family and friends is a special thing. 💗
I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Always remember that art is for everyone.
Until next time, have a creative week and shine on!
I have something a little different today… this week I was busy making a few shower decorations. These cute little paper dresses just filled my heart with joy. So today I thought I would mix things up with a little crafty post.
Happy Sunday, friends! 💚
I wanted to make a wedding dress banner after seeing a few of them on Pinterest.
I played around and sketched a simple dress outline. Then I made a template of the shape using some heavy paper.
For the final paper dresses I used a bright white scrapbook paper that had a little weight and texture.
Ah, pretty iridescent fabric and white tulle for the skirt…
I cut a small square of each material and then hand stitched the top edges together so that it would gather at the waist area of the skirt.
I also glued down some pretty ribbon at the bottom of the skirt which worked well.
To secure the skirt in place, I glued it down and then hand sewed it to the paper dress. After that just a small piece of shiny trim was glued down to finish it off and add a little bling. 😄
Now that they are finished, I am not sure if I will make a banner or use them to decorate a few tables. The shower is still months away so I have time to decide. I need to start working on the shower invitation next. More to come on that.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my pretty dresses and the reason for my happy dance this week.