This week it's my turn to host the Mix-Ability challenge over at Splitcoast. I shared in the challenge post that through the holidays and especially after a few months of big stamping events and show prep, I start to feel a little burned out creatively. I was really inspired by a video I found by Dina Wakley - that's in the post as well, and it inspired this week's challenge!
These tags were actually made during a little breakout session while I was filming the video for this week's watercolor tutorial. Here's what that looked like, at quadruple speed......
I tucked some of my 12 tags into places where they'd be found when I was traveling to and from my parents' last week - just a fun way to spread a message of Christmas cheer. I just have 4 more left, so I'll need to replenish my stock soon!
Speaking of sharing art... here is a project I will be working on in the next week for an amazing movement called the Butterfly Effect - on Sunday Dec. 13th I'll be 'dropping' this butterfly somewhere in town, and whoever finds it will have a donation made in their name by the Butterfly Effect to a charity of their choice! I love this idea - what a perfect way to share art and pay kindness forward!
I was sent this wooden butterfly to paint, and I started off by prepping the surface with QoR Cold Press Ground, which turns any surface into watercolor paper. So cool.
Here's the dried and sanded piece, and below you can see the texture of the dried ground - it's a little bit fibrous, and can be smoothed with sandpaper or left textured, just like a cold press paper.
I'll post pictures of my progress as I go! Have a wonderful weekend!