Liquid watercolor love

Oh my! I am in love – love with liquid watercolor, that is.

Blick Liquid Water Color
Blick Liquid Water Color

I am currently taking a wonderful class  Letter Love 101 from Joanne Sharpe where she has been teaching us lettering. (You can still sign up since the class stays open forever.)

I really suck at lettering. I blame it on being left handed. Really, I just write way too fast so my writing ends up looking like a prescription from my doctor. I found this technique (writing fast and illegible) helpful for my journal writing. Anyone wanting to snoop into those pages of my deep dark secrets would have a hard time deciphering my moaning and groaning.

Well, we are suppose to be working on our lettering. I’m not the best student when it comes to following online lessons. I tend to check the videos out, work on what I want to work on, and then come back later to the other lessons. In addition to learning how to improve my lettering, she’s introduced me to some new pens. However, the liquid watercolor is my favorite new thing.

Now we are to the lessons where we are making our own pages for our journal. We’re using sprays with stencils. Well, I’ve done this quite a bit and have made my own spray with acrylic paints, inks and  pan watercolors, but making sprays with these liquid watercolors was something different. Not only are they easy to make – add them to a spray bottle with water –  the resulting colors are beautiful!

Here are a few of my pages.

The large stenciled flower is the one I made earlier.
The large stenciled image is a stencil I made earlier.

Then I cut them up for my new journal.

watercolor spray pages cut
cut up watercolor spray pages

Now to put the journal together with duck and washi tape. Here is the cover.

Watercolor spray journal cover
Watercolor spray journal cover

And some of the pages.

And the back.

Back of new art journal
Back of new art journal

I bought my set of Liquid Water Colors from Blicks online since the local store did not carry them. They run $3 per 8 fluid oz if you buy a set of 10, but you can pay a little more and get them individually. Even with shipping they are so much more economical than other sprays. And I only used a little bit to make my sprays so I have lots left for more pages. Yeah!

Now I need to get back to lettering. That will be another post!