January 6, 2010

It's Just that Easy!!!

I thought I'd start the New Year off by trying something new:  watercolour painting.  I had this in mind for my boys' room since the new Stampin' Up! catalogue came out.  The Storybook Specialty paper has been stored in my closet since September but I have been too afraid to actually paint it.  I took the plunge and was surprised at how quick and easy it really was.  And I don't think they turned out half bad considering I've never done any major painting of any kind before.  The one on the left I did after the kids went to bed so I was much more relaxed.  The one on the right was done while the boys were playing in the background and my daughter was watching and talking with me the whole time...I think you can tell that it was more of a rush job and if I had been a bit more relaxed I would have chosen some better colour placement but overall I think it still works.  I may redo that last one since I have another of the same picture.

Each picture took me about an hour to create with my watercolour pencils and Aqua Painter.  I've done a little bit of watercolouring with water and paint brush small stamped projects because I didn't want to spend $23 on the Painters but I must say it goes a lot quicker with the Aqua Painter!  It's very hassle free with a steady source of water.

Anyhow,  just wanted to share my first pieces of painted art to show you how easy it is and encourage you to give it a try.  My daughter wants a couple of her own so I may have a couple more to share with you.  Hoping you are all have a very wonderful week.


  1. these are so fun!! Perfect for your boys' rooms :) Will see you sometime tomorrow morning :)

  2. These are wonderful. Great job! They will love these.

  3. Awesome job, Laural!! You've really made it look so professional that I thought they were just pictures you'd bought for the kids rooms when I first scrolled into them =)