Monday, April 27, 2020

Killing Time

 Yesterday was yet another rainy day. It's hard for me to ever get bored with all the stuff I have to do but yesterday I'll admit to being bored. I took some inspiration from Delighted Hands and went down to the craft room and threw some paint around. I don't have her talent for painting but I can sure make a mess with the best of them. First I started a new journal page. I used ink and stencils and will probably glue some fancy paper on it when it dries.

 I swatched my gouache. Again. I've been filling up a journal with gouache swatches. Try to say that three times fast.

 I'm still working on my watercolor dots. Little ones and big ones. Not for any reason. Just because.

I did a sloppy floral watercolor in my Joggles journal. Then I wrote what I think about this mess we are all in around the edges. It felt good to have my say. The Mister is tired of listening to me.

Finally, I did some stamping and embossing using a new to me technique that I saw on You Tube. First you stamp in regular ink, color it and then stamp over it again with embossing ink and powder so you can heat set it to get that shiny gold outline. It's very pretty. I might have to try my hand at making an actual card out of it if and when I can ever get to the post office again to mail anything. Sigh.

I am trying to think positive though. I just ordered more supplies to make soap. I gave up on trying to get olive oil from Amazon or the grocery store. I went to my soap supply vendor where they had it on sale. I bought a lot.  It's not food quality but it will work for soap and someday, somehow I just know my imaginary little soap shop will open up again. Right?


  1. That embossing is SO pretty. You did a beautiful job.

  2. I think your painting is just beautiful. The colors are so happy and cheerful and we can all use that. I'm trying to decide if I'm brave enough to actually go to the grocery store myself this week. There are so many things that I can't buy handsoap. I've been told they're in stock in the store, just not online orders. I never thought I would have to muster courage to shop for groceries and soap.

  3. The embossing really is pretty. This weather is getting to me...I've lost count of how many grey, damp, raw days we've had. It is NOT fun.

  4. I agree with Dee the embossing is pretty and will make a gorgeous card. I also love the floral watercolor with the wording around the edge.

  5. I love the floral watercolor picture with your thoughts written around the edge. That is so pretty and capturing your thoughts like that make it so special.

  6. Wow, what a beautiful day with paints! One of the artists I follow says that painting should be fun-relaxing. I forget that sometimes! I love the embossing--you are onto something with that-superb!

  7. A woman of many talents! I love your journal pages, and your watercolor. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Oh my gosh! I love that gold embossing !!!! I have to learn to do this! Deb!!

  9. Deb where do I get embossing ink and powder that will turn gold like that?????

    1. I got mine from Micheal's but you can get it from Amazon. You need a Versamark watermark stamp pad for the embossing powder to stick to and a heat gun. There are tons of great videos on how to put it all together on You Tube.