Dulcet Bling Dreams Collection
This collection of watercolor art and ink came together so quickly–it was great fun!
Let’s play pretend. You are in elementary school–maybe 3rd grade. It is art and crafts time, and on the table in front of you is an assortment of art supplies for you to share with your friends at your table. There are watercolors, ink, brushes, pencils, and, what else? Wait…it’s in a clear plastic box…it gleams in the fluorescent light…GLITTER!
By the end of class, no matter how hard you tried to follow directions, there is glitter everywhere. You and your friends are giggling as you find little flakes of fairy light in each others’ hair, on your cheeks, noses, chins and clothes.
Why This Medium Change?
A month ago I was part of a class intended to help artists find more joy in making art. Now, I’m not lacking in joy in my art at all, but it seemed like a lot of fun. This collection came from one of the challenges in that class. The guidelines called for :
- Choosing a common subject that you usually paint
- Choosing a material and a medium that is already in your studio but that you rarely use.
I chose to paint flowers (what else?). Then I went on an adventure looking for things I rarely use. I remembered having a lot of fun with watercolor art and ink, so out came my watercolor kit. And then….and then…I discovered the GLITTER!
My children have all grown up and gone away, but I still have a lot of things that was used to make their projects (and mine).
The Inspiration for this Watercolor Art Collection
This is the inspiration for this collection. Because once I got started, I didn’t want to stop! It’s a complete change of direction for me, and it’s been refreshing and fun. (but don’t worry, I’m already back to pastels and planning the next collection.)
It communicates feelings of delight, sweetness, fun, funkiness, vintage, and light.
Here is a photo of the whole shebang.
There are 10 greeting cards, 3 mini sketch books, 6 5X7 framed pieces, and the collage.Below is a gallery of each item. Each image is linked directly to that item in the store: click and you can purchase.
Materials Used–Watercolor, Ink and Glitter
One art supply that I really love is my Fan-Pan Artist Watercolors. It is so easy to carry them with me and they aren’t expensive, so I don’t hesitate to use them. They are well-pigmented, though…not like the kiddie ones. Perfect for watercolor art and ink, which I find really fun.