How to: striped watercolor envelopes

March 21st, 2014
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Another Friday, another set of envelopes painted with watercolors and out the door. (Last Friday’s envelopes here.)

With all the emails and texts we’re quick to send, I just love the idea of pausing to spend more time writing letters and sending cards. People don’t expect it.

To make these envelopes, I pulled out my trusty watercolors and picked a color. I painted line after line, loving how some lines were thick and some were thin. Some were dark; some were light.

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How to: watercolor envelope

March 14th, 2014
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I pulled out the watercolor paints again. I love writing letters, so I thought it might be nice to add a little color to my envelopes. This one isn’t anything fancy – I’m still trying to get my paint creative juices flowing again. It’s been a while.

Blue circles filled with swirls of darker blue.

Imperfect purple fill for the background.

Done. And in the mail.

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How to: watercolor journal page

March 5th, 2014
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It’s been a while since I used watercolors in my journal. This needs to change. I love playing with paint, and I’m always excited to see how it turns out.

Remember the all-new She journal that was released at Gadanke last month? I couldn’t wait to start using it myself. There’s usually a gap between when I create a product and when I start using it. (It’s usually months, not just a few days!) But I couldn’t resist.

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