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Getting to know my…..paints

Hello 🙋🏻‍♀️ When I first started teaching myself to paint I would only use the one colour as it was in the palette (or in my plastic tray box from my local craft shop.) I only occasionally mixed one base colour with a bit of white to get a slightly lighter shade, but it never… Continue reading Getting to know my…..paints

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I’ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Hello 🙂 Over the last couple of weeks I've been doing a lot of painting practice. If you are new to my blog (welcome, thank you for reading today's post) over the past year I have been teaching myself to paint with Watercolours. I am also teaching myself Calligraphy, both with the intention of improving… Continue reading I’ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

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Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

Hello 🙋🏻 Just a short post this week as it's been a busy one. I'm still teaching myself to paint with watercolour and gouache paints, using books as reference guides, painting mostly flowers. Here is this weeks progress; Monday 16th April 2018 Tuesday 17th April 2018 The painting is not quite finished yet so I… Continue reading Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

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When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Hello 🙋🏻 Sometimes it's really hard to get into the crafting zone. I know I need to make a card for someone, a birthdays coming up or a new baby is here, yet sitting at the craft table I just don't know what to make. Sometimes every style I try or lettering I do just… Continue reading When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

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Craft fair preparations – My April update

Hello there 🙋🏻‍♀️ Earlier in the year I signed up to sell my handmade cards at a craft fair in December (2018). As I signed up in January I have given myself 11 months to prepare and make stock 😁 I'm sure as I get towards December I will be thinking that 11 months wasn't… Continue reading Craft fair preparations – My April update

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If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Hello 🙋🏻 In today's post I want to share a Watercolour painting that I finished this weekend. I am really proud of this piece and my reason for sharing is to let you know that if you want to try a craft you've never tried before, go for it! Inspired by pictures I saw on… Continue reading If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

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Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 2)

Hello.
Following on from last weeks reblog of part 1 of my my calligraphy hints and tips, I thought I would follow up with part 2 this week.
I hope you find it useful, let me know what you think

mariebxmastree

Hello.

I’d like to share more of my Calligraphy hits and tips with you, as a follow on to my last post Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 1) and so as you may have guessed this is part 2 😊

In my previous post I wrote about learning the basis with a cartridge calligraphy pen.

Once you feel comfortable with this and feel you’d like to progress further the next step would be a pointed/dip pen.

I say this is the next step because it can be quite an investment to move onto a dip pen, but it is definitely worth the leap.

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Starting Calligraphy – My hints and tips (part 1)

I thought I would re-issue my blog post for starting Calligraphy,
I hope you mind it useful. ☺️

mariebxmastree

Hello.

I recently posted a blog post: My Instagram craft inspirations and had also posted very similar wording on my Instagram feed.

Following this Instagram post I was contacted by fellow Blogger and Instagram’er, Charlotte, from Instagram @charlotteshares_ and Charlottes blog

Charlotte mentioned that she was interested in teaching herself Calligraphy but wasn’t sure where to start.

This inspired me to write these 2 posts. Thank you Charlotte, for the inspiration to write to these, I hope it helps. 😊

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