Red Magnolias

I am in love with my new Altenew stamps! In three days I’ve already painted them twice!
red magnolias
The Crazy 4 Challenges this week was to use red and pink in honour of Valentine’s day. The watercolouring isn’t perfect but it does look better than anything I’ve painted before. These stamps are really fun with all the natural shapes and detail. I didn’t love the leaves both their placement and colour. The Gansai Tambi watercolours I used are fairly opaque and the greens even more so.
I ended up hauling out my very old watercolours, like 17-18 years old! Amazingly, when I swatched them, I found there are some very good quality paints in that palette. I remember finding my student grade paints too opaque and buying better quality ones. So I will use those next time.
Please join me at Crazy 4 Challenges this week! Our team is so talented and we would love some more players every week! Comments encourage everyone so leave us some love!
Enjoy, Rebecca
Entered In: Retro Sketches 201
RECIPE: Stamps-Altenew, Patterned papers-MME, sequins-Lucy’s Cards

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Hi! I’m a disabled SAHM of three wonderful boys. Married since 1997 to Tim. I love crafts, creating art, sewing, needlework, making jewelry, reading, watching movies and snuggling with my fat tabby cat, Jesse. My boys are all on the autism spectrum so it’s a chaotic but fun life. I live in a small town north-east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s in the middle of corn fields and horse farms while still feeling like a suburb.

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