Making Ornaments for Christmas

I’ve been having fun making ornaments and thought you might like to see my process.

Hope you have a wonderful day! 💚

Watercolor painting for the project

I painted some holiday greenery for this project but you could use any painting for this. I may paint a few little birds next time…and I’m getting excited just thinking about it.

Last year I purchased a bunch of wood slice ornaments for some craft projects. I decided for this project to glue a small part of my painting to the wood. The watercolor paper was rather thick so I ended up using both double sided tape and Elmer’s glue to attach it.

Selecting a section of the painting

Using my circle template I found a nice area of the painting to cut out for each ornament.

Working on wood sliced ornaments

After attaching the painting to the wood ornament, I weighed it down with a couple heavy books for a few hours.

I just love these rustic ornaments, yay! 😊

Making Christmas ornaments

The pretty green bow adds a sweet touch. I think they will make a nice gift.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and shine on.

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Holiday wishes

Wishing you Joy, Peace, and Love this holiday season. ❤️

sweet little christmas birdie

My little holiday bird all cozy and warm in his hat and scarf!

Joyful daisies

Joyful Daisies…

Peaceful lakeside watercolor

Peaceful Lakeside view…

Coffee Birdie painting

and a Lovely Coffee Bird

Thank you for joining me on this creative journey. I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Painting Cards for Christmas

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.

watercolor painting between the tape

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.

First watercolor tree sample

Then just peel off the tape and you have a lovely tree.

Watercolor cards - tree samples

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.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne 🌸

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Christmas Card Collage

I decided to switch things up and try something new. I recently enrolled in a Skillshare class on Collage Art, Collage & Go.  For the class project,  I thought it would be fun to use some Christmas cards and scrapbook paper that I had on hand.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💚

Christmas card collage start

I cut out some circle shapes and then cut the circles in half.

After arranging the half circles in rows,  I simply glued them down using a glue stick.

 

Christmas collage art project

Wishing you Peace

After adding a few more small pieces,  it was time for a little detail. I cut out the word Peace for the top and added a few ink doodles.

I had a lot of fun putting this collage together and just love all of the little birds. When I finished I noticed the words on the page, Wishing you Peace.  I just love that!

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year and I’ve been having fun decorating and painting holiday pines.

Happy Thursday, friends!  ❤️

 

pine branch watercolor painting

I painted this pine branch using a flat 1/2″ brush. For the background I used the wet on wet technique. I dropped in blues and greens (similar to the branch) on to wet areas of the paper. I love the interesting patterns that this technique creates.

 

sweet little christmas birdie

and now a cute little Christmas birdie…

This little guy just makes me smile with his cozy hat and scarf. 😀

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year.

I will be taking a little blogging break until after the new year.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

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Holiday lights watercolor

I’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. Yesterday we started decorating and hanging lights at my house. I love all of the beautiful lights everywhere this time of year.

Happy Sunday, friends!  ❤️

 

Holiday lights watercolor and ink

Last week I painted some holiday lights. After the watercolor dried, I used a pen for some outlining and a little detail.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Holiday botanical painting

I have a little holiday watercolor and ink sketch to share today.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

 

holiday watercolor background

I started out playing with a simple watercolor border of branches, twigs, and berries.

Then I decided it would be fun to add a little ink sketching on top.

 

holiday watercolor and ink

I outlined some leaves in ink and added a few more twigs and bits to fill things in.

The ink seems to pull it all together. I always enjoy the final sketching phase and try to play and have fun. I just have to be mindful of when to stop. That’s always the hardest part.  😁

 

Holiday Botanical Watercolor Card

Just one last thing, adding a holiday message… Ok, much better now. 🎄

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Sparkle Tree watercolor

Another Christmas card painting to share today.

Happy Sunday, friends! 💜

 

Christmas tree watercolor before sparkle added

I painted my tree using a 1/2 inch flat brush. I need to remember to pick that brush up more often. 😊 I really like the purple and blue together.

Once again, I put my new gold and silver pens to the test…

 

Sparkle Christmas tree watercolor

Oh I just love a little sparkle! It feels like Christmas. 🎄

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love.

Until next time, share a smile and shine on!

🌸 Patty Anne  🌸

 

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A few Christmas Cards

I painted a few Christmas card recently. I always enjoy these fun little projects.

Happy Thursday, friends! 💚

painted cards for christmas

I started with a few simple paintings. Then decided it might be nice to add a little sparkle with some ink.  I found a set of pens in gold, silver, and white online. yay!

 

painted cards with little ink touches

Oh, I love these new pens. The gold ink on the Christmas tree adds the perfect little touch.

I’m not sure how many cards I will get painted this year but I’ve decided to not stress about it. I am going to enjoy the process and do what I can.

I hope you are inspired to create art and do more of what you love. Until next time, share a smile and stay excellent!

🌸  Patty Anne  🌸

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season. 

 

Christmas candle watercolor

Thank you for all of the love and encouragement you’ve given me this year.

 

Holly and berries watercolor and ink

I will be taking a little blogging break and will be back in early January.

Now I’m off to baking cookies, wrapping presents, and getting ready for holiday parties.

See you next year! ❤️

Patty Anne

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