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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Texas Tuesday on a Wednesday...

Yup, I'm late posting this week's Texas Tuesday. But I decided better late than never, because I wanted to tell you about a fun class I took on Sunday at Stamp Salado! This shop is about an hour away from me, but worth the drive every now and then. The class I took was Watercolor Crayon Techniques. I've had watercolor crayons sitting in my drawer for a while now - I used to use them all the time, before Copics came along and ruined me for all the other coloring mediums!! This class reminded me why I should dig them out more often. I can't make bluebonnets like these with Copics!

To stamp these Texana bluebonnets (our beloved state flower of Texas, which you know very well by now if you've been reading my Texas Tuesday posts! :-) ), I dipped the watercolor crayon into water and then colored directly onto the stamp. I had no idea that was even possible!! I love the look - very watercolory and pretty. I stamped these in class and then put them onto a card at home, combining the image with one of my very favorite Texas messages from Deadbeat Designs.

Joyce Meyer taught the class - she's a wonderful instructor and artist. She designs a line of stamps (Jam'n Stamps) that are sold through Texana Designs. She does most (all?) of her drawings in a single line. So cool! Here are a few of the other samples I colored in class.

Fun stuff! Now don't forget to check out what my fellow Texas Tuesday-ers were up to this week, their blogs are listed over there on the sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stamps: Bluebonnet from Texana Designs, message from Deadbeat Designs
  • Paper: SU Ballet Blue, Hero Arts Kraft, Memory Box Minuet DP, white index paper
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Accessories: SU Watercolor Crayons, Spellbinders die, SU scallop edge punch, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Mini Attacher (stapler), hemp twine


  1. Libby - Your bluebonnet card is awesome! Crayon dipped in water? I am going to have to try that. Stamp Salado, nice store. Good job!

  2. Oh wow - what an amazing effect. Love it.

  3. Looks like it was a fun class, Libby! Love the cool effect you got on the bluebonnets by dipping the crayon in water and your colouring on the other cards is brill!


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