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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

More hand-lettered envelopes and water-coloring on cards!


For those of you that do not see me on Facebook, here are a few more envelopes I did using the style of Devoted Diarist.  Her style and technique is way more advanced, but I keep trying!  
 This one is for my stepson and his now 1 year bride, for their first wedding anniversary!
 Two cards I made using watercolor and Sharpie for drawing.  I learned this technique from The 11th Apartment, who you can find on Blogger and Facebook.  These were done using cardstock, NOT watercolor paper, so Sharpie was fine once the watercolor was dry.  If using watercolor paper, evidently Sharpie will bleed, so you must use a permanent artist pen, like PITT.
I just bought REAL watercolor paper, and artist pen, so I am ready for action!  I also bought the 36 color pallet of Artist Loft watercolors.  I am making some swatches to check out all of the colors later today. Wish me luck!  Oh, and I have been writng to a friend in French, and found that watercolor in French is aquarelles....so pretty!!!

XOXO_ Julie

13 comments:

Julie said...

Carla! If you happen to come here to comment...how can I find you! I was born in Des Moines!!! Are you on Instagram or Facebook????? Please tell me. I hope you are!!!

Lisa Greenbow said...

These are great Julie. I will have to try this too.

Carla said...

I think i remember you saying you were familiar with Iowa or had family here. No, I'm not on anything. You can email me, cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

Deb said...

These are quite creative and very lovely, I am wondering if this is our year for watercolors, I bought some watercolor paints recently and so did two of my friends. I had planned to attend a paint along at t locl gallery but was ill and missed it, so now its time to just take out my paints and see what happens.

Serena Lewis said...

Lovely work, Julie!! :)

Clare said...

These are wonderful!

Cozy in Texas said...

Lovely. I started using watercolors a couple of years ago for my children's book illustrations.
Ann

Summer said...

Love your colouring ♥

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Summer said...

These are so nice! Happy Sunday to you ♥

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JennyPennyPoppy said...

What lovely looking cards Julie and beautifully done!

Terriea Kwong said...

Julie, you make pretty cards. Love watercolor style.

Judi said...

Hi Julie!
How are you? I have not seen you in forever. I wrote just a couple of posts lately and only today did I see a couple of comments you left for me that were waiting to be released. I never read them. They were from 2 years ago. I had others as well and I feel badly about that.

I see you are doing fun and lovely work with markers and paper. Lovely.

I see you have not been here since the summer? I hope you are well and hope to see you at cranberryblossom.

I have been to Florida a few times since we have "seen" each other here and I always wonder where you are....

Hope to reconnect...
Judi

Pudgeduck said...

Hey Julie! Tried you on Facebook- requested friend..never heard back. Just thinking about you...