Handmade Watercolor Palette
Dollar store finds
So I was on Amazon looking for the perfect watercolor palette. I saw this cute compact flowery one that was just so simple and, well, perfect. So I ordered and forgot to even check if it was prime or not…well 30 days later I finally get it. And believe it or not it was only 7 inches long, that’s another thing I forgot to check..Lol. In the meantime though, I decided to make my own…and this magnificent idea came to me while I was at the dollar store.
I got this airtight container and velcroed 40 mini containers to the base
Each one has their own lid and then the container lid adds a bit more airtight conditions. That is not as important for watercolors, but it will be for my fluid/high flow acrylics, which Ill be making next.
These are some of my new tube watercolor mixed with some of the older cake style, I just love the tube ones. These are Winsor and Newton professional watercolors, and they are affordable and saturated.!
So there is my new palette for home, and it only cost me $6..Wooowzer..!! and now Ill just use the mini for travel..I guess it all worked out:)
Just playin with painted pages..
Painting pages for journals
These are just some of the styles I create for adding the painted pages to my journals. With each journal, whatever the size, I give the client the option to choose between all blank watercolor pages, or a mix of blank and painted pages. For the painted pages I use Canson 90 lb mixed media paper and Americana Craft Paint I usually get them at Walmart for 2 for 1$. I love how the paper feels after it has dried.It makes it thick and a very matte finish which is great for painting on top of..or drawing with a pen marker or paint pens.
The pages are fun to do and I usually create them when I am pondering what I want to do next or if I dont feel like thinking too much and I just want to play with paint.
I also use my treasured eraser stamps which I made years ago but I still love today..
..and then I cut them up to fit each journal
One BADASS Art Journal 2018
The time has Come…Yup..the day you’ve been waiting for…”One Badass Art Journal” is now open for early registration..Woop Woop:)..and im still adding a few details to my class!!and L00k at those awesome faces of all who will be sharing their knowledge, techniques and ideas..!!.Oh the Fun..! Here is your link to get in on it now..:)
My painted globe project
..so many ideas, so little time
..the other day I shared this on Fb and got so many ideas on what to add here..so I think I am going to take as many suggestions as possible and put them together for a crazy colorful world. Stay tuned for updates
My studio gets a little crazy at
with Stephanie Gagos Curator
…basically these are just extra pieces that I am just hanging for inspiration. I just put up this line after seeing a cool idea on Pinterest. I need to set it up a bit better but you get the gist.. Lol..During the holiday season I just let everything go..and make sure there is enough space to create..and if not I head to the kitchen. I got in trouble a bit last week bc my “art” was in each room of our home. My husband said.. “Cmon Rob..this isnt fair”..and I had to agree..so I cleaned up the bedroom and kitchen and still need to fix up the living room a bit.
Below are some pics of how it looks when its clean. Its not fancy or huge but I love it and it screams of who I am and what I love around me:0
above is a pic of a cleaner time. years ago…Ive since rearranged everything so I can have a standup and a sit down desk area