Friday, May 8, 2009

Playing With Watercolors and Paper

I've been having such a good time playing with paper, but feel as if I am neglecting the other love of my creative life - painting. Creating with paper has actually re-inspired me with my painting, and more and more I see how I can combine the two mediums.

On the the Decorative Artists in Canada (DAIC)painting list, they have a wonderful thing called DTCs which is basically a 4x6 trading card for the DAIC members. I have grown to love this exchange, as it allows me to combine paper and painting. The 4x6 cards give me more room than the ATCs and less surface space of the traditional cardstock. My most recent DTC for spring, I decided to use a daffodil line drawing of Richard Bonds and paint using watercolors on canvas.I cut a piece of canvas and glued it onto the 4x6 DTC tempate and applied the line drawing. Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.comThen, I took Grumbacher watercolors and applied color.Free Image Hosting at

I let it dry, then applied color to the background and then added some doodles around the boarder, using a black Micron fine point marker....and added a bit details to the flower.Free Image Hosting at

I am very happy with the results, and I have decided that instead of loading up on stamps, I will begin using what I already have over on my paint table ... an abundance of line drawings and patterns from wonderful decorative artists.

I truly believe that the two, paper crafting and decorative art, can co-exist in a truly dynamic creative way. Free Image Hosting at


Marilyn Harris-Mills said...

Very inspiring Kenyatta!!! Richard will be so pleased! Keep on painting and creating you have a natural talent!
Hugs Maer/DAIC

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

lovely card Kenyatta! love your name too! Thank you for visiting my blog! Hugs always!