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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Watercolored Sand Dollars

I'm still having fun with my watercolors! One of these days I'll put them away and move on to another coloring medium. But not today. Or tomorrow. Or...

Instead of creating a background, this time I used them to color in a stamped image...

The image is the new Jam'n Sand Dollar from Texana Designs. It's really big and fun to color. It was created with the idea of filling it with Zentangle - I'm going to have to do that soon!! But this time I used my paints. I just kept adding color until I liked it - gray, cream, blue, pink, green, brown... just more paint, more water, let it dry... Once it was completely dry I traced the outlines with black glaze pen, and added a little white gel pen detail. And twine bows!

For the card base, I had a little fun with my Distress products. I started with Kraft paper, then added some Picket Fence and Broken China Distress stain. I wanted something "more" and decided to play with my Distress crackle paint. I just brushed some on and allowed it to dry and crackle. I love magical products like this! :-)

Once the crackle paint was dry, I added Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy inks with a blending tool. A little distressing along the edge and more Brushed Corduroy, and that was that!

The message is another great one from Texana Designs, too.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I say stay with the watercolors for awhile...I love seeing what you do with them :) I love disress ink and markers, but think the crackle needs to be on my wishlist now.

  2. Very pretty - makes me want to go to the beach!

  3. You are rocking the watercolors - keep it up! You are inspiring me to dig mine out. ~chris

  4. I love crackled paint ! Very nice card, makes me want some sand in my toes...

  5. What a fabulous card - love the wayyou play with your watercolours :-) You inspire me.

  6. How pretty! I love the little bows!

  7. I have worn a sand dollar charm around my neck for more than two decades, Libby, so you must know how much I appreciate this art! It reaches out and grabs at my heart today!

  8. Ah this brings me back to finding sand dollars on the beaches in Sarasota:) Love your card, Libby! The sand dollars are so pretty with your beautiful watercolouring. Lol you've added crackle paint to my wishlist too!


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