Monday, January 10, 2011

inspiration monday


i had some time for a little journal play yesterday, and i was inspired to use some materials i don't reach for very often......watercolor crayons and some watersoluble pencils.  the crayons gave a nice vivid watercolor on the page, and the pencils were fun to use......i just made lines on the page and then went over the marks using a wet paintbrush (the water softens the lines and creates a grey wash).  these supplies, along with your waterbrush, would be great to travel with, and they're perfect for times when you only have a few minutes of creative time left in your day!  

word images are from my red rubber collection.


23 comments:

Dolores said...

Perhaps you will use them more often now that you know how much fun they are to play with. Love the shadow effect of the letters.

Chel said...

I LOVE this- so beautiful and simple. Thank you for the inspiration!

Kelly Warren said...

i LOVE water color crayons and pencils. they are just magic for those like me who can't paint! :-) Loved Friday's post too....thanks for the link to Julie's blog. great inspiration there too.

Shalini said...

how how how do u do this!!! its stunning... loooove the effect... me wanna learn too:)

Patty S said...

cool. i bought those same watersoluble pencils and have yet to *play* with them. thanks for the inspiration!!! :-)

Debbie said...

I love stopping by on a Monday! Love these colors and your stamps are just awesome!

Becky Shander said...

Looking at your stripey and colorful designs just gave me an idea. Thanks for the spark of inspiration.

Tara said...

Oh so creative! Simply beautiful.
hugs,
tara

Sarah Anderson said...

what a gorgeous, fresh, clean looking page :)

PaperPumpkin said...

I purchased some watercolor pencils over a year ago...and am too scared to use them. *help*

rachel awes said...

so fun to play w/materials
& so fun to play w/you!
lots of love!! xoxox

Eden said...

Love this Lori, it's got those wonderful letters of yours too :)

LuckyDog said...

Oh boy, it's Inspiration Monday!!!
And what a wonderful page! I look at it and think, why didn't I think of that?
It's just perfect! XOXO, Donna :)

Beedeebabee said...

You make adorable magic happen with ANYTHING your use!!! I love this, Lori!...I've never heard of watercolor crayons. :) Paulette

Claire M said...

Wow - I love this image. It makes my creative mind start running in place - it lines up with some images rolling around in my mind for me for this year. I'm sure you've heard of the 'Word of the Year' -- what I've chosen for myself is 'Color MY World' - a little take off on your cute rubber stamp. In any case doing things with multiple colors is totally running through my mind at this point so I got a huge smile on my face when I saw your post today. Stay tuned for more info on my words for 2011 - I'll be putting something on my blog as soon as some computer software upgrades complete -- so I can crop my scanned image again.

Createology said...

Simply elegant inspiration. Happy week...

K said...

Every time I see you lettering I get a bit envious. And every time I wow to at least take more time and use the shadow effect like you do :)

Martina said...

So Pretty! Will start a new creative journal for 2011!

The Artist Within Us said...

Greetings Lori,

This post and the previous one I find very meaningful and one that speaks to all of us especially this time of year.

Now all we need to do is remind ourselves every couple of weeks not to lose sight.

Thank you for sharing,
Egmont

presious said...

I find it so cool how we can simply view or read one's inspirations and be so inspired. When I look at your creations, I just want to exhale and be assured that I am "Ok"...lol. Is that silly or what? Then again, isn't that the whole point?

I love it! :-)

Many positive thoughts and prayers!

aimee said...

sigh... i want to write as tidily as you do!

Jancalligrapher said...

HI, Lori,

I love your words and the images from your rubber stamps, awesome. Thanks for sharing, new idea for me, watercolor crayons.

Lottie said...

What a fabulous journal - simply beautiful.

I just love your stamps - they have just arrived!

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