Week number three started very creatively. I baked on Monday, then on Tuesday my friend came around and I showed her how to make stamps. She made two and both came out so well, really cute and she plans to use them for thank you cards in her Etsy shop.
You can see how she changed her stamp a bit after her first test. We used white paint pen to hide what was bothering us so that she knew what to cut away (right side stamp). I am really so proud of her, she only cut herself once :)
I tested my newly bought watercolor pad called Aquafine by Daler Rowney - final verdict is yet to be acquired :D This rainbow colored page was done with my old Pelikan watercolors and I must admit I still like how they behave.
I went on to try out a combination with watercolors from Ecoline*s brushpens and Inktense sticks. It's interesting that the sticks produce rather opaque color and are not behaving like watercolors at all. But this could prove useful if I don't forget about it (flower on the left). I proceeded with watching Danielle Donaldson's mini e-course titled "Be Still" and started practicing with leaf shapes and florals. I must admit, these are much harder than they appear to be or how easy they look when somebody is painting them. I have a lot to go through here but my wish was to paint what Danielle teaches and gift that as a birthday gift.
The last thing I did, or better say started, were these two watercolored "flowers of life" which didn't turn out as they should have mainly, because my masking fluid was very much "out of the lines" :D I don't think I'll go and try to fix them but who knows, right?
Sunday brought another cold to me :/ We went climbing anyway just to get out and be in the sun and warm and lovely surroundings but I knew week 4 will not be as productive :)