Hi Everyone! Julia here. I really like watercolor painting because even though it has a lot of personality it is very easy to use material for beginners too. In this blogpost I would like to give you some basic ideas how to use it on your scrap layouts. Mona is also a big fan of the JaneDavenport – Bright palette, so she made you a color palette as a little help: When sometimes we buy a scrap treasure, we don’t even have an idea how many opportunities it has. Just take a look at this gorgeous Jane Davenport – Bright Watercolor Palette. It has great colors, you got a mixing palette which I simply adore and it has 12 beautiful colors. However if we take a closer look it contains so much more. I made a little color chart from the Bright palette by pairing every color and painting them to a watercolor paper for a better transparency. I mixed every color pair 1:1 and so I got 80 nicely saturated colors. What I love in this palette …
I always love the challenges of Jot Magazine. First I started to draw some plants just for fun and then I thought that they can be part of my project. After completing my drawings, I added some gray drops using my gelato. Once the paper was dry, I completed the drawings whit gold rub-ons. I cut out some flowers and leaves whit my Cameo, and I placed them on top of the drawn composition. I always try to use all parts of the diecuts, so I decided to glue down the negative part too, as if they were leaves falling the tree in a storm. To embellish I also used my Cameo, cutting out two bows from gold printed vellum. Finally I added my title. I created a little composition on the right side in order to balance the page and to add the date. To have a more girly lookl, I layerd some doilies under my photo. Thank you Lauren fot the inspiration! Love, P.J.
I love watercolors, the texture, the colors, the unpredictability that you never know exactly what the end result will be…Step by step tutorial on Like For Ever Blog.
This is my current favorite picture about my daughter and my current favorite poem about motherhood. The layout based on Wilna’s “Lesson in grace” mini workshop and I made it for Cocoloko’s Trio Challenge. Love, P.J.
My mischievous son turned 4 last weekend. I wanted to make something messy, so I started whith my watercolor paints, – I adore this blue, it’s so blue! – than I stamped and embossed on it. When I finished this mixed media part, started to frame up the layout. I layered some black and white paper from Felicity Jane Studio, cut out the number and added a few embellishments. That’s how I sewed the jacket to the button. Con este layout participo en el reto de In The Scrap. Love, P.J.
This is my second layout called “Today”, I had made one of my daughter and this one is dedicated to my son. Nothing special, I just captured one moment, Igor in February 2016. When I saw this mood board on Jot Magazine’s blog, I knew I had to try to do something whit these stunning colors. The picture that most inspired me was the ‘ hangig garden’ with those lime leaves and the lilacs. I tried to repeat both the flourishes and the colors on my page. I painted some petals with watercolor and I cut out the flourishes, than I layered them with Dear Lizzy rub-ons. To be a bit more boyish, I also added a good amount of black (Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper). Finaly I hid some message to my son on a tag. It was fun! Thank you Anna for the beautiful mood board! Purple is a really difficult color for me, but I think the layout was turd out just as I imagined. Love, P.J.
As spring approaches so fast, I decided to change a bit my favorite place in the house, my scrapbook room. We are always so very creative! We use all the things in a different way that it should be. Today, I’ll choose the classic way, I’m going to use the resin frames as a frame. I believe it may have occurred to you too, when you are practicing or experimenting with watercolor or other mediums, however, the outcome does not finish as your originally planned, though you feel pity to throw out the sheet. So, do not do it! Just use a part of it! Put a frame on the paper, and try to find the perfect cut out. When you found it, cut out the detail and put it into a frame. I am very happy with my recycled sheet. Love, P.J.
This is my first hybrid page. Nowdays I have to work whit blogs, so I thought, why not create a blog stile layout. I adore the moodboards and sketches made by fashion designers, thus I collected some ideas which I wanted to use on my page. The picture I used is one of my favorite photo about my children. I know, they are acephalous, but I think is still so expressive. I pre-print the image whit the quote and the title on it, than I painted a “color sheme” with gelatos and I put on some remnant fabric using a pin. The quote (Javier Marías: Corazón tan blanco – this book is a must!) is about the power of words, the power of silence, to listen or not to hear something. I have chosen the title “Hello” because it is a general word, everybody understands it all around the word, and it is a good start for a conversation. Finaly, above, in the right corner I added some die cut elements, wood veneer and a …