Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, Painting, Watercolour

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 comes out wrong.

I’ve written about this before, particularly with calligraphy, and have written about the merits of stepping away and starting again another time.

Likewise when inspiration strikes I try to make a card or paint, even if there is no specific recipient in mind.

This week one such inspirational moment happened, right at the end of the day. So I went with it and painting something I’ve never painted before;

I’ve seen a number of video’s on Instagram of watercolour painters who mix two colours on their brush to create a a dual tone effect.

I thought I would try this with my watercolour inks, first dipping my brush into the pink ink and then gently dipping the very end of the brush into the blue ink.

I was so pleased with the results. They started out as leaves but once I’d finished I decided to try a little white gel pen on them.

They turned into feathers!

Needless to say I’ll be doing more with this style now I’ve found it.

My crafting advice with this post is two fold;

Firstly if you feel inspired, and have a moment to craft then let the creative moment flow, you never know what you will create!

Secondly, if you feel a piece is not quite finished, have a play around with it. I started this piece with the intention of leaves but decided to try with my gel pen and created something I liked even more.

Give it a go, see where it goes!

Thank you for reading today’s post and Happy crafting!

5 thoughts on “When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….”

  1. hi mariebxmastree,
    Congratulations on having fun with your first double paint project! This technique gives endless colourful possibilities, I’m sure you know by now. Enjoy making more beautiful designs. 🙂


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