Watercolor Christmas Cards

Yay, another fabulous day in the studio.  7 women and Jen and I – it was cosy, but we made it work!  Jen and I both did demos, and walked around providing assistance.  Jen very generously shared her paper and paints and tools, but most importantly, her mad skills!  Some women had painted before, and some had never picked up a brush.  They ALL did wonderful work!

Class_Dec 2015 (6)

Class_Dec 2015 (1)

Class_Dec 2015 (3)

Class_Dec 2015 (4)

 

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Everybody went home with four different cards, using different techniques.

We tried an Elegant Writer pen for shading

ElegantWriter Snowman (10) ElegantWriter Snowman (9) ElegantWriter Snowman (8) ElegantWriter Snowman (7) ElegantWriter Snowman (6) ElegantWriter Snowman (5) ElegantWriter Snowman (4) ElegantWriter Snowman (3) ElegantWriter Snowman (2) ElegantWriter Snowman (1)

We dropped Salt into a wet sky, for a starry effect

Salt_In_Sky (17c) Salt_In_Sky (17a) Salt_In_Sky (15) Salt_In_Sky (13) Salt_In_Sky (7) Salt_In_Sky (6) Salt_In_Sky (5) Salt_In_Sky (4) Salt_In_Sky (3) Salt_In_Sky (2)

We used a powder product called Brusho – you sprinkle it onto wet paper and the color blooms, or onto dry paper and then spritz it.

Brusho Balls (10) Brusho Balls (9) Brusho Balls (8) Brusho Balls (7) Brusho Balls (6) Brusho Balls (5) Brusho Balls (4) Brusho Balls (3) Brusho Balls (2) Brusho Balls (1)

And lastly, just whatever technique they wanted to use

Clothesline (10) Clothesline (9) Clothesline (8) Clothesline (7) Clothesline (6) Clothesline (4) Clothesline (3) Clothesline (2) Clothesline (1)

Here’s what our yard looked like this morning!

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7 Responses to Watercolor Christmas Cards

  1. The favorite one says:

    They all look great, I sure hope I get one for Xmas. Couldn’t think of a nicer place for the snow to fall.

    • mckitt123 says:

      Alas, no card for you this year. I did not send out a single Christmas Card. Apparently December came as a HUGE surprise to me! I’ll send you a NON-Christmas card from Hawaii.

  2. Paulie says:

    My favourites are the first set of snowmen – great work done by all!

  3. Maureen says:

    Really inspiring. Are you giving classes now or is this a group of friends? Must try the salt and brusho. Beautiful view. Snow not looking likely here…for a while

  4. Lorna says:

    Thanks for the instruction Cher &Jen. Fun day in the studio.

  5. Suz says:

    What fun ,,, and oh very creative . Sorry I missed it ., Suz

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