Aug 13, 2013

Creative Tuesday : Watercolor on Text

I've been dying to play with the watercolor sheets I bought at last year's Art-is-You in Stamford, Ct.  Sally Lynne McDonald was working Joanne Sharpe's booth - Joanne does magic with this stuff - and they both had no trouble convincing me to try them.

I wanted to try something easy first, so I pulled out my favorite JBS line, Wren, and used the patterns that have gorgeous text on them:

I'm using Joanne's own palette of Peerless Watercolors.

I punched out some scalloped circles from the text and just started playing:

It's addicting, really.  Without much effort, you get combinations of colors and patterns that look so pretty. And the Wren patterned paper is such a nice heavy cardstock that it held up fine to the watercolor and extra water I used on it.  Color on text looks so cool, doesn't it?

I made layered flowers and punched out postage stamp shapes and colored them also.

I added the new sweet JBS Butterfly Sequins with wire.  Their little wings can fold up!

Supplies:  Wren Wheatgrass / Wren Bird / Wren Mini Pattern Sheet / Wren Blueprint / JBS Everyday Mini Deck Flashcards (New!) / JBS Butterfly Sequin Assortment (New!) / Postage Stamp Cardstock Stickers  /  JBS/Fiskars Tab Punch / Paper Tape Notebook Grid / Vintage Style Sew On Button

This was a blast.  And this kind of paint is NO MESS.  Love that.  Thanks for stopping by!  
Have a Creative Tuesday!


  1. Wow, Betsy! This is one fabulous page! The watercolor looks works perfectly with your photo.

  2. What a great idea! I think I have held off long enough on getting some good water color, will add to my wish list. Love the postage stamp embellishments, carries perfectly with the portrait style of your page. Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful detailed layout!! Love all your ideas! :) Evie

  4. Great page!!! love the water colors!

  5. Beautiful watercoloring-I love the text behind it. A gorgeous layout too.

  6. this..super inspired!

  7. So pretty! The oranges really tie everything together!


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