Totally addicted to watercoloring with Reinkers. I started stamping some mini cards for a friend of mine who had purchased some stamps awhile back. I used the Bella Toile, and had some extra pieces to use up to make her a card. So.....I have been spending any free time I get with Stampin' Up!'s watercolor paper and Stazon making up pictures/cards to watercolor. Once you drip some precious drops of reinker in your inkpad lid, and juice up that Aquapainter-all that color lust(like wanderlust, except for color) just overcomes you and-you paint every piece of paper anywhere near your reach.
I caught up on all the LOST episodes I missed while in Cali visiting my sis-in-law/downline and painted all night for several nights. If you are a friend or customer of mine you will probably get something watercolored. If I know you or consider you an acquaintance, I may give you a handpainted picture. If I pass you in the street, I may just tell you how the sunset looks like it has been watercolored, and invite you over to stamp and watercolor with me. Watch out people-I have a new obsession! If I stare blankly at you while you are talking it is probably because I am thinking about watercoloring your sweater. If I stutter when you invite me to coffe(which is my first love that I'll never get over) it is because I am probably imagining if I could color you what colors you would be.......etc. By the way, I am most definitely a Cameo Coral melting into Tempting Turquoise with lots of white area, and some black defining the edges. Yes, I have painted myself. I will happily paint you if you are interested..Back to my post. I was making this card for my friend who is definitely a Black Toile if I have ever met one. Then I started to watercolor in some Riding Hood Red-which is exactly the color of her lipstick, and other things she really likes-like her phone and Pottery Barn $50.oo napkins or whatever. Yes, this is what I like about her. A little Kiwi Kiss for that perfect balance, some very regal River Rock, a Regal Rose here and there for good measure-and some Pink Pirouette just to show I made it-and voila! I love the way it turned out-it looks like her as a card. A little bling, very neat polished sides, a lovely tapestry.
I should do this more often. Very cathartic. I wonder what my DH would be. He's Italian, so- lots of black there also, Rough around the edges, very manly. No frou-frou at all. Metro he is not! Yet, he never gets his hands dirty-and he's incredibly snobbish(in a good way?), so smooth and solid images, like Organic Outlines. I would paint him in Kiwi Kiss, Blue Bayou, Going Gray, and almost no white. He is dark and lovely and I could draw his face from memory. It is my favorite face.
Anyhow, this watercolor/painting thing really brings the poet back out in me. I may just share some of that next post. Thank you for looking. I love your comments!! Come back anytime. Oh yeah, one of my new favorites also is Heat and Stick powder-which I used on the sentiment and then added the Black Glitter!!! It is so beautiful in person. Love that stuff.