I’ve got a video to share today of this loosely watercolored fall wreath. I want to produce more videos and I get a lot of requests for videos too so spurred on I thought I’d share what I can only term as my ‘messy videoing’ style. If you like planners, you may hear people from the planning community talk about ‘pretty planning’ with stickers, stamps, washi etc or ‘dirty planning’ which is more on the get-it-done style of keeping things practical without the frills. I did think of terming this videoing style as ‘dirty videoing’ but then I thought that would perhaps attract the wrong type of viewer LOL so I’m sticking with ‘messy videoing’! Messy videoing for me was inspired by my crafty friends trying out Periscope. If you’ve not had a look at Periscope I thoroughly recommend it. It’s a live streaming app for your phone where you can watch your friends live video whatever they want to share with you. Of course being live, there are lots of bloopers of pens not working, video screens being flipped sideways and is very much a more real-life experience. It got me thinking, that life isn’t perfect and that I’d rather share a video where things aren’t perfect than not share one at all. So below you will find my video below where I stumbled over my words (lots of umms in there), the beautiful sun shining through my window caused all sorts of crazy shadowing and color changes and yes, it’s not perfect but it’s there :D
OK, so back to this card. I’m very much enjoying watercoloring at the moment and currently am exploring some new to me tube watercolors, in the main, from Winsor & Newton. I started out on this watercolor journey with tube watercolors, digging out a couple of old and dry ones I had on hand and have since explored pan watercolors, Gansai Tambi paints, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and of course the ever adaptable Distress ink and marker range. It’s interesting to me that I’ve come full circle and have now bought some new tube watercolors! I love all the mediums I’ve listed, each has its own character and style and I think it is just that I am enjoying watercoloring so much that I’m happy to keep experimenting :D
OK, I’m rambling again! So I loosely watercolored the background panel in a teal colorway before painting the die cut leaves from the Stitched Leaf Wreath die in a rainbow of autumn colors. I went with a very loose style with white areas still showing – a simple swoosh of one color then back in with some deeper tones to add interest. After which I spritzed and splattered everything with a Perfect Pearls solution and then added an equal amount of spritzing and splattering to the leaves with Heidi Swapp color shine in gold.
When everything was dry I ran the background through my die cutter with the Stitched Leaf Wreath die, layered the panel on a top folding card base and then added the leaves with lots of foam adhesive. The sentiment is the Happy Birthday die cut from DCWV glitter card and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I’ve recently replenished my enamel dots supplies and the ones I used today were from Simple Stories along with some gold sequins.
Well here’s the video. I hope you enjoy despite its ‘messy videoing’ style! Oh and don’t forget to check out Periscope – lots of lovely crafting friends on there :D
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