Holly Joy


Hello all. I am back today with another watercolour card I did yesterday, when I was painting my tree card. If you happened to watch the video you will recall that she painted three cards, being the tree, a holly card and a snowman. I have a lot of snowman stamps that I would rather use, so I opted to do the tree and the holly.

I managed to get through the tree without to many changes, but the holly was a different story. Here is a snip from the video of the 3 cards.

So you can see I totally swayed away from the examples given.

Sometimes when I am just painting, things get changed, and that is okay with me. I like how it turned out though, so I will send it to someone. 

My watercolours are once again Daniel Smith watercolours. For the background I painted with Hooker's Green and Cobalt Blue. I added the colours, let it sit a bit then dapped with paper towel.

The leaves are done using Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Turquoise, Green Gold, Green Apatite and Quinacridone Pink. For the stems I used Sepia. To add the white bits I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.

For the berries I used Pyrrol Scarlet shadowing with Alizarin Crimson and for the stem Sepia.

I have the Daniel Smith Half Pan Mixing Set, linked below, which has the Pyrrol Scarlet and Alizarin Crimson in it. This is a great set to start out with as it is a mixing set, hence you can get mix all kinds of colours. This is how I was introduced to Daniel Smith watercolours. The set includes:

Buff Titanium, Burnt Sienna, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Goethite (Brown Ochre), Hansa Yellow Medium, Indian Red, Jane's Gray, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Phthalo Green (Blue Shade, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrol Scarlet, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Quinacridone Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, plus one travel case with 15 empty pans.

To finish up my card I die cut the Joy sentiment and shadow, glueing the pieces together with Nuvo Adhesive, then attached to my card front using a foam square.

Needless to say I had a lot of fun painting this card. It is so relaxing to get lost in these kind of watercolour cards. 

I hope you have also enjoyed this post and I thank you for your visit today.

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xoxo, Kia