Thursday, August 4, 2016

Watercolor Wishes

Sharing a watercolor card I made for my friend for her birthday.  It was simple to do using watercolor techniques from Martha Lever's Color Drop Flowers online class.  This method is a good way to exercise a looser style - and I can always use a little loosening up.

I stamped my logo on the back and placed it in a vellum envelope so that the artwork would show through. Fun to give!

Joy and blessings,


  1. Hi Cathy,
    I have just found your lovely blog thanks to,seeing your comment on Lori's blog Elvie Studio. The water colours you have shared are delightful and so pretty. I really like the effects you have achieved, Especially the clever background with the delicate white swirls. I would love to know how you did them. I am a complete newbie to water colour painting myself, but when I was a little girl I had some beautiful story books that where illustrated with watercolour prints, like the flower fairy books, Hilda Boswell fairy story and poetry books, and Beatrix potter books too, so I think that is where my love for them began.
    Thank you for,sharing your charming paintings, I am looking forward to looking through your other posts too.
    warmest best wishes from across the miles here inFrance,

    1. Hi Susanne,
      I apologize for not responding sooner. I only just discovered your comments yesterday. Somehow I was not notified when you posted them. Thank you so much for stopping by and expressing your lovely sentiments.
      I hope you pursue your love of watercolor. I only started painting with the medium a few years ago but now it is my favorite form of creative expression. I too, have always loved and collected watercolor illustrations. There are so many wonderful videos and classes available on the internet to broaden your skills.
      The background you mention is done with a stencil and a Mr. Clean Magic erasure. After the painting has dried, you go back with a just slightly damp Mr. Clean and rub away the paint through the stencil, exposing the white of the paper. I don't know if you have the Mr. Clean cleaning sponges in France or if there is a substitute. They work quite well for this technique.
      I hope that you will stop again and your kind comments encourage me to post more frequently.

      Warm wishes to you, Cathy


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