A couple weeks ago, my mom introduced me to watercoloring. It was a quick lesson, but I was hooked. I think it's the "abstractness" of watercoloring - how things don't have to be exact. You never quite know how the paint will dry or when colors will bleed into one another.
Since I've been home, I grabbed some watercolors of my own (I have this inexpensive set) and this weekend I finally had some time to explore. And yes, I totally used one of my daughter's baby food jars to clean my brushes.
And as my mom explained, there are no mistakes in watercoloring. Simply add more water. Love that.
I also wanted to make a few abstract backgrounds for digital designs. And here is what I came up with.
After drying, I scanned each design and opened them in Photoshop. Love how the colors popped.
Of course, I have so much more to learn. And that is part of what makes this so exciting for me. Learning something new.
I am thinking about so many possibilities and things that I would like to try, including adding one of my favorite quotes to those watercolor backgrounds.