I love to enhance my surroundings with flowers, but bouquets come with a lot of responsibility. I never remember to replace the water in a vase! Furthermore, I’m notorious for letting my flowers get dry and wilted. For those reasons, I prefer floral illustrations, which require a little more work upfront but last indefinitely. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a detailed vintage rose illustration with the aid of several short tutorial videos.
In this mail art, neutral kraft paper comes to life with a garden of watercolor flowers and shimmering bees! The playful and abundant motif provides a fun way to celebrate the changing seasons. Here’s how to make it:
I love the idea of lettering maps, which is why it’s a concept that I return to again (and again and again) for gifts! Today, I wanted to make a special DIY birthday gift for one of my good friends, who is Brazilian. This artwork honors her roots in an eye-catching way, and I suspect she’ll love displaying it in her home in The Hague. In this article, I’ll show you how to make hand-lettered artwork like this piece.
For years, I searched for the perfect gold calligraphy ink. I needed something opaque, rich, and durable, but all the liquid inks I tried were partially transparent (or had mica particles that sunk to the bottom of the jar and stayed there). As it turns out, the ink I was seeking didn’t turn out to be an ink at all! Once I discovered Finetec watercolors, there was no going back. In this article, I’ll teach you how to use metallic watercolors to create stunning gold calligraphy.
Envelope liners add elegance and a high-quality feeling heft to any envelope! They also look deceptively complicated to DIY, so today I’m writing a short and sweet tutorial over how to make your own.
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Before I started writing this post, I decided to conduct some online research on painting with watercolors for beginners. That way, I reasoned, I wouldn’t gloss over any points, and I could craft an altogether better post. And … holy moly. I personally use watercolors all the time, and the information I found on Google overwhelmed me. After reading too many “information overload” articles, I threw up my hands and decided to go rogue. In this post, you’ll find the simple points that I think are important if you’re trying your hand at watercolors for the first time.
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