Today I am painting this Prima Princess water color art journal page and doing a little story time. I wanted to talk about why I started Take Time to Create and what it means to me.
I am passionate about taking time to create everyday and that is what I encourage everyone to do. We are all so busy and running from here to there that we forget to stop and relax and to create. Creating can be anything from art to gardening to cooking. Whatever you need to do to feel creative.
Creating everyday helps keep my stress at bay and having a blog and YouTube channel keeps me on schedule and motivated to provide content to you guys. It is what works for me and I love it. I enjoy creating and sharing!
I love teaching and seeing what you guys create.
What do you create? What do you to keep the stress at bay?
Sometime things just get lost. That is exactly what happened to my journal that I created for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. Mine was lost in the mail! All that hard work gone. But we are only half way though so I created a new one and I am sending it on to the girl that did not get it.
If you are not up to speed with the Sisterhood here is a link to my very first post about it.
I have really been enjoying watercolors! This art journal was an experiment with a green galaxy rather than a pink or blue one. I really like the way it turned out!
Watercoloring is so freeing and expressive! I love that you can do so much with a watercolor and you can create some really cool textures and images with watercolors.
For this galaxy I wanted to use some yellows and greens and dark grays to create this galaxy. That bright yellow in the center is so fun and exactly what I was going for
I don’t have the skills to paint a whale, lol so I used this really cute whale I had in my stash, just the perfect touch for the journal page. I used a stencil from the Dollar Tree to create a mandala effect and i think it ties it all together
The last piece to the journal page was for me to add a quote. My handwriting is not the best, lol, but I really thought this quote was perfect for the page.
I really love how this all came together! Art journaling is becoming one of my favorite activities, I love that is is the perfect place to play and experiment with new techniques and ideas!
This first card is super easy and looks really cute. All you do is spritz the watercolor card with water and then lightly spray 2 different Dylusions ink sprays. Move the card to blend the colors in the middle, then add some washi tape at the bottom and stamp Thank You in the middle and you are done! Quick and easy and they look great!
This next card is also super fun and easy to make. Which is great because you can make a lot of them ahead of time and have them ready! For this one take a wet paint brush and paint with water in a blob type shape. Then add some watercolors into the blob, you can mix the 2 in the middle and blend them together. Add splashes and a stamped Thank You to the middle and some washi tape on the bottom. Now you have another Thank you card for your stash.
This last card takes a little longer, but it is worth it. All you do is watercolor the sky, starting with the lightest color and work your way darker. Blend carefully, you don’t want to create mud. Once the sky is dry it is time to paint the mountains. I just used black acrylic paint to make the mountains and then I lightly drew in the trees with the same paint. Now you have a cute sunset card that is perfect for all occasions.
There you have it, 3 easy watercolor Thank You cards.