A Chance of Rain & Fish

A Chance of Rain is done in Reeve watercolor paints, which I’m really enjoying. Added some sheep in for fun.

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I also tried out the new paints I got. They are Mozart brand and I was not very impressed with them. They don’t like being used on dry paper, and even after water after, they took work to get to blend. I will be trying again with them. Right now I’m just glad they were on sale for less than $10.

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Two new paintings

This first painting is another where I was trying out a new brand. I used a reference of a picture I took I think last year. There is a park not far from my house that has some nice places. There is usually never water in this spot, but I didn’t want it all brown.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe other day I took a paint class at a Michaels for the first time. The instructor was nice, but it was not the class that was advertised. I decided to take it anyway since I’m learning. I was the only one there so it was one on one.

The canvas did not have time to dry between things so my colors messed up. I kept trying to layer them, but they were still wrong. So today I went over them again and had some fun with them. They don’t look anything like the flowers we were painting, but I still like it.

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So, I’ve been painting!

That’s right, I’m starting with another new craft. I already had paints from before, but I decided that I wanted to try watercolor. I played with what I had, then got some more. Here are the three small paintings that I’ve done so far. The bottom one I just finished and is still drying, but I took a pic to share anyway. Too excited with how it came out!

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Saturday’s projects

I didn’t get too much done this weekend. Yesterday it rained all day (like it’s been doing today) and I lost any motivation I had.
This is my first painting. It’s really simple but I wanted something for my walls. The sun and stars are rub-ons that I’ve had for ages and there are some blue stick-on crystals as well as two little curled up pieces of wool.
My first painting

I have been wanting to try making things out of resin for a really long time now. This weekend I finally bought the stuff for it (Easy Cast I think it’s called). I also picked up a silicone mini brownie pan to use for molds. I’ll also be on the lookout for random and fun things to cast in resin.
First time with resin
First resin!

I do not know what I’m going to do with these yet, but I already have plans for a few other projects using the resin. Looking forwards to another nice day to get my crafting mojo back. Rainy days like today and yesterday just make me want to be lazy and sleep.