AGT: Layered Leaves

My fifth tutorial for Donna Downey’s Artist Gang was posted today. This week I’m using Donna’s triple leaf stencil to create a background with watercolor using masking fluid.

Sometimes I find it hard to juggle the not so fun stuff of life (laundry, dishes…) while fitting in moments of creativity. This project was a perfect way to accomplish both! Even though the process of creating the layered background itself is pretty simple, it does require drying time between the layers of watercolor and masking fluid. While the layers dried, I folded laundry and tackled the dishes…. without neglecting my need to create (or forgetting my clothes in the wash!).

You could easily keep this page in your art journal; just be sure to spray it with fixative so the watercolor doesn’t run. However, I cut my backgrounds into card fronts. The bright green leaves shout summer to me and make beautiful plain note cards.

I love that I have the opportunity to inspire others as a member of donna’s gang!  If you create something that is inspired by my tutorial, tag me on Instagram (@nicolewatsonart), post below, or in the donna downey: community of artists facebook group so I can see it!

The video is above. Please visit Donna Downey’s blog to read additional information about this week’s tutorial.

YouTube: Create a Beautiful Card

I created a tutorial for Donna Downey’s Artist Gang showing how to create heat embossed cards with stencils and watercolors. This is a mini version showing how to quickly create this card! Thanks so much for watching!

See the full version over on this blog post.