Are You A Watercolorists?

Watercolor painting is an art form that creates artistic representations, usually on watercolor paper, using pigments that are water-soluble.

OK, I love the wording “artistic representation” because I can’t draw for the life of me and I also have trouble actually painting objects much less making my sentiment look like I painted it.  I’m so glad that my cards are beautiful regardless if I can’t draw or paint.  Thank you “artistic representation”!!

With that said, I created two cards today for my online Watercolor for Card Makers Class Homework.  The assignment was to watercolor paint over a stamped image.  This was fun!  My daughter, niece and I sat down to create our cards.  It’s amazing how all of us came up with different versions of the same image.

I made two cards because I felt like my first flower was dulled out and wanted to see if I could use a different flower.  Also, my sentiment was giving me so trouble.  Here are my “artistic representation” of flowers in a vase!

Made with Love

On my first card, the blue water started to seep out of my jar on the side.  I went to close to the black line with my wet paint brush.  I over did it a little with the shadow at the bottom of the jar.  You have to learn from your mistakes.

Made with Love2

This second card, the water stayed in the jar and my shadow looks so much better.  The sentiment is where I think I over did it.  That’s the beauty of water-coloring.

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job at depicting a watercolor painting?  Would you call me a Watercolorists?

Well in my book, I’m the best Watercolorists on this side of the computer screen, lol!!!!

The real test is how do I compare to my daughter and niece!!  Below you will find the cards they painted.

Little Lady Sanaa Flower Little Lady Zoe Flower

My Daughter                                                       My Niece

What fun!!!

Well that’s it for today.  I hope you enjoyed our cards today and will not hesitate to try water-coloring and become a Watercolorists!!


Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLove JarMemento Tuxedo BlackStampin' TrimmerSnail Adhesive


6 thoughts on “Are You A Watercolorists?

  1. I love “artistic representation” haha! I also have a hard time trying to draw or paint from real life. Unlike my siblings who are blessed with incredible drawing and colouring skills I am more of a stick doodle kind of person. That being said it doesn’t deter me from finding my own style although yes I feel very much lacking but I just tell myself it’s a form of play and expression so I shouldn’t stress out that I am no near anywhere a Van Gogh or a Picasso.

    Love the second card you made for its simplicity and hope that this is just the start of your growth in watercolours!


    • Thank you so much Elle for your kind words and encouragement!!! Yes, water coloring is my need found love!! I’m going to stick with it and see what I come up with!! I agree with you wholeheartedly when you say it’s a form of play and expression because that’s exactly how I treat it. We won’t stress out!! Your blog by the way, I love it!!

  2. Seriously awesome! You do great work and I love that you post what your daughter makes, as well as your niece its awesome to see you letting them play along with you! Love your work!

    • Thanks Jessica for your great comment. I’m most happiest when I get to sit and create on my own time. My daughter and nieces love creating as well. When they are around I really get to be a kid with no worries of being perfect. I love it.

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