Okay before you groan and toss tomatoes. ( I know it's a "me" card, but seriously there are not many styles I don't do) but, I never and there is not a single thing in this how ever many pages of gallery I have amassed in here something water-colored with real watercolor pencils... that being said, Judy. thanks for the push!! I have decided I "have to" at least attempt to learn to make these pencils work properly. the rest of the story and the pencil list can be seen on the blog. tfl.
Date: Monday, May 12, 2014 GMT Views: 721
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 14328
Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 4:36 AM
I just finished reading your blog, Stacy, and you made me smile. You are quite dramatic about these watercolor pencils, to say the least! Now, I do agree that there is not as much control as using a blender pen with ink pads, but hey, look what you did in the end with this beautiful result! A wonderful tribute to a baby girl.....lovely delicate framing and sweet little ribbons and pearls! A true treasure for someone special~
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Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 6:39 AM
Stacy this is precious! I agree with Rita that the image looks like something from the 50's. You did a great job with the watercolor pencils...they aren't as easy to use as other mediums...I applaud you for sticking with it ;)
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Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 10:51 AM
Oh, Stacy, this is so funny! I LOVE the die and this sweet baby, and it IS hard to get out of our comfort zone! But you've done a great job on this sweet little babe, and I enjoyed reading your blog post on how you tried (and tried again) to achieve this look! Good for you - it's darling! Hugs!