Watercolour Folk Art Valentine’s Heart

In my recent video I paint this valentine's card in watercolor using a folk art design with hearts, flowers and love birds. I show you step-by-step how I transfer my design to the watercolour paper, how I mix colours, paint the design and then make it into a greetings card for my loved one. You can download the design for this valentine's greeting card here: ValentinesHeartDownload You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/6Gi-R5bVXiU

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Painting a building with Watercolour and Pen

If you'd like to paint along with me, you can find the process for making this line and wash painting on my YouTube channel. You can see the photo I took on my phone which I used for my reference here:

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“Small Things” Pattern Colouring Page Download

Click the link below to download an A4 PDF file of the 'small things' pattern created as a colouring page. Not for commercial use. small_things.pdfDownload This pattern is used on my 'Joy' screen prints about finding joy in the small things. Find the prints for sale in my Etsy store. Follow along making this pattern on my YouTube channel.

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Watercolour Christmas Tree Downloadable Line Art

For Christmas 2020, I made a series of art videos on my YouTube channel. If you want to follow along with my Folk Art Christmas Tree, you can download the line art traceable image here: tree_outline.pdfDownload Not to be used for commercial purposes.

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Same inspiration, Two methods: Watercolour vs Acrylic Painting

It's been about a year since I took out my acrylic paints but I decided to challenge myself to create two mini artworks from one photo inspiration; one in watercolour and one in acrylic. Here's the photo I used, I took this on a trip to Iceland a few years ago. The sunlight threading through the clouds and illuminating the lake was simply stunning. It's no wonder that Iceland is such a magnet for photographers,…

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Two Pocket Leather Tool Belt

I have been doing a little more leathercraft recently, upgraded some of my tools and have been developing my skills. Recently, I worked with Dougal Black Carpentry to make a tool belt that he can use in his workshop and on site. It was made to fit all the tools he needs to have on hand and of course, to perfectly fit his measurements. Leather moulded to fit pencils. I used wet moulding to create…

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Crepe Paper Winter Foliage Wreath

I like to have flowers and foliage around the house but I don't have a garden to pick from and so having a steady supply of fresh flowers can be tricky. Instead, I use crepe paper to create permanent displays which I can change with the seasons. Last Christmas I made this wreath for our front door from crepe paper, wire and a twiggy wreath base. I got lots of shades of green italian crepe…

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Creative Inspiration – Carolyn Gavin

During the last couple of months I've signed up to Creativebug (it's like netflix for art!) and I've followed a number of art tutorials. I love doing these because I always learn new things and I've particularly enjoyed a 30 day series of painting by artist Carolyn Gavin. She makes the most vibrant paintings, they are so happy and perfect for summer. The thing that gets me is that I can never anticipate her paintings.…

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Creative Inspiration

I've been loving Morgan Harper Nichols instagram feed. She posts digital art that is inspirational and colourful. I love her carefree style and the way she pairs colour, shapes and text really reminds me of Corita Kent - one of my screen printing heroes! https://www.instagram.com/p/CAVya1NgA67/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet This is a style I'd love to emulate, there is something so relaxed about it that contrasts with the careful pattern making I usually do. I think it could be…

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Lino Printing

Earlier this year I created two videos showing my method of lino printing at home using the x-cut xpress as a printing press. I've been lino printing for over ten years and, though it often takes a back seat to other forms of art, it's something I always return to. When I created this image, I planned to make one a month and though I have carved other letters since then, I haven't yet printed…

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