Monday, February 11, 2008

Displaying Watercolour Paintings

Wow! I haven't posted in a long time. I've been really busy this week - good busy! I had Stamp Club on Monday, Shopping Club on Tuesday (this is a fun one!), my presentation to the Allied Arts Council on Wednesday, a workshop on Saturday (which was lots of fun), and now I can breathe for a bit!

Thank you to those who have been asking about my Art Council presentation. I was so nervous! I think I was shaking for the first half of the presentation! I actually started out talking about watercolouring, and once I showed them the Aquapainters, they were hooked! They were so impressed that they could paint without having to have a cup of water for their paint (lots of them said they are always spilling their water all over the place!), so that was exciting. After that, I relaxed a bit. They really liked that they could display their art in a "fancier" setting than just a plain card. They actually want me to come back and help them make cards for their Christmas Gallery (where they sell cards in the fall), so that's exciting.

I also showed emboss resist, Stampin' Pastels (a few things you can do with them), VersaMark resist, and using blender pens.

Here are some of the cards I showed them (including the one at the top of the post). My super-talented SIL, Twyla, painted the watercolour paintings for me, then I chose some colours that complemented the paintings and showed some different ways they could display the paintings in a card. I didn't want to make them too complicated because I didn't want to detract from the paintings - just to highlight them.


My Paper World said...

That really sounds like fun! Well done you! They look really fab!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You sure have been busy!!! So glad it went well for you. Those images look great and you highlighted them nicely! Great job!

Lee said...

OH Wow!!!! Shannon........those are stunning and what wonderful news about the Christmas cards!!! Please e-mail me your snail mail are definitely one of my PIF blog candy winners!!!

grizzlys4 AT yahoo DOT com

(I think the spam bots can't find e-mail addy's that way!! LOL)

Deborah said...

Excellent job! You did great! Your samples are beautiful! Deb

Alexandra said...

You HAVE been busy...sorry you missed out on the blog candy, but there will be a next time, I promise - LOL! Your cards are rockin' and I knew you would totally WOW them with your presentation - and you did! You go! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Wendy Powell said...

Beautiful cards! I'm lucky to have 2 super-talented SILs!
-Wendy (Shannon's other SIL)