A little Watercolour pink flowers


Here’s a little water colour flower painting of mine.

I created this using Pink Ecoline water colour ink for the flowers and black for the flower centres.

The light coloured flower petals around the background were created using the water I had been cleaning my brush in 😁

The pink ink had made the water a pink wash and so I used a little water to create the background petals. 😄

The paper used is cold pressed Watercolour paper, in white.

I enjoyed doing this piece as I did the flowers free hand and enjoyed playing with the ink and water to create depth to the petals.

Thank you for reading and Happy Crafting!

Blending hand lettering

Hello 🙋🏻

I recently made a birthday card for a friend who had commissioned me to make a 60th birthday card.

As well as the Watercolour painting of a glass of red wine I decided to hand letter a sentiment direct onto the card.

To achieve the look I wanted I blended 2 different colours to get a gradient effect.

Handmade birthday card by mariebxmastree

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Wedding poem – Calligraphy practice


Still practicing 😁

A wedding poem for today’s calligraphy practice

Ink; Sepia – Bortoletti.fonderia 

Nib; Leondart 236

Paper; 90gsm dotted pad by clairefontaine_officiel 

Poem; Unknown

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Happy crafting!

Just wanted to say……

Lettering created using 2 shades of purple, Tombow dual brush pens, blended together.

Shading & ‘happy’ created using light grey Tombow dual brush pen.

Highlights created using a Uniball White ballpoint pen.

Background material is my good old Ikea craft chair 😂

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Happy Crafting!