I stumbled across a fabulous YouTube video last week. It's by a woman named CeeCee:
Her style is not necessarily my style, but I loved her easy watercolor masking with washi tape. A very simple idea with seriously cool results. And so, I gave it a try myself. Rather than cards, I made small works of abstract art. First some very simple brush strokes:
I love how these turned out! The big thing that I hope you take away from this post (besides the idea of mixing watercolor and washi tape) is that you can always find a way to translate an idea into something that works for your style. Part of my creative growth -- and I hope yours too -- is being able to see something I like and use it as a trampoline -- i.e. something to get my own ideas bouncing and moving -- rather than a step-by-step blueprint. Making art is a process. We all need training wheels at the beginning. That's how you learn. But after a while it's time to get the training wheels off and pedal into the sunset!
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