Sunday, 3 June 2012

Samuel Taylors Embsay

I have to admit Michelle taught yesterdays class - watercolour has never been a strong point of mine so I was looking forward to sitting back and learning more. The stamps we used are by Hobby art and are beautiful - so like the countryside which surrounds us here in the Yorkshire Dales.
I also had my Tim Holtz distress pens with me to play along with and I am thrilled with the results!

 First we created a wallet to keep our postcards in - perfect as a little gift.
 and here is the first card.  I used the distress pen direct to paper and soon found out what my difficulties have been in the past!
 I'm far too heavy handed and cannot use a waterbrush as I make them leak water everywhere!
 I particularly like this one and having found I need a dry brush and to keep dipping it in water and just part drying on a paper towel I was off!
 I even demonstrated for customers in the shop which was bizarre as I had just got to grips with it LOL
 This composition was blatant plagerism from one of the ladies in class with her permission of course! Thanks Amanda xx
As always it was a super day with ALL the ladies going away confident at watercolouring including me! So hats off to the talented Michelle.

If you like the stamps you can find theme here
and the distress pens here 


  1. Fabulous postcards Janet! And well done you for mastering the water colours....I too am very heavy handed...especially when "misting"...sigh.
    Hugs xx

  2. These are brill Janet, so pleased you have worked out a way to be sooooo successful at a style I love to use.
    X Michelle

  3. Even more lovely IRL :) Well done you xx

  4. oh wow, Janet! These are all stunning - oh yes you can do scenes! Beautiful work x


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