Sunday, February 18, 2018

Watercolor Hydrangea and a Craft Chat on Cameras and Photography

 
Hello Crafters! 

Late night post here. 
Why?
Well... I slept all day. 
No really, I was so confused when I woke up and it was dark out. 
I guess I'm still recovering from last week's cold. 

Fortunately, I did have the energy to play a bit in the craft room. 


I had previously posted a Magnolia I painted with the new Hero Arts Liquid watercolors but I didn't film it. It was the first time I used them and honestly I just wanted to play haha. 

I did get my second attempt on film for you guys though :) 


I stamped down this beautiful Hydrangea stamp from Gina K designs in Barely Beige ink from Simon Says Stamp so the end result would be more realistic. 
That ink is amazing for a no line look!


You may also notice these photos look a bit different than usual. 
It was necessary to get an accurate view of the card. Taking pictures of soft colors is hard work! 

I'm talking about that and answering a few questions I've received about photography and staging in the video below. 


Even though I didn't know it in the video I did look it up haha. 
The Video Camera I use is a Samsung F90

I did find it has been discontinued by Samsung. This one from Canon appears to be very similar. 

The camera I use for photos is a Nikon Cool Pix S4000.

However, like I said in the video some people don't need all the extras. My stuff certainly isn't top of the line but it works for me. 


I hope you found some information worth having whether it was on the photography end or the watercolor end. Maybe both? :)

Thanks for stopping in!





Supplies:

Gina K Designs HEARTFELT HYDRANGEA
Gina K Designs HEARTFELT HYDRANGEA
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad BARELY BEIGE
Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad BARELY BEIGE
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad SOFT NAVY
Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad SOFT NAVY
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Strawberry
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Dandelion
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Moss
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Moss
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Pine
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Pine
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Deep Ocean
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Indigo
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Indigo
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors Mulled Wine
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8 Round
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Darice 10 WELL PAINT PALETTE
Darice 10 WELL PAINT PALETTE
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14 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly! What a beautiful card and technique. I love your no-line coloring. Do you have a link for the light box you use? Thanks so much!

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  2. Kelly, I absolutely love your cards and videos. You’re so much fun to watch with all your relatable stories. You’re so talented and HILarious; I love your channel. On a completely different topic...your NAILS! What a beautiful color! Can you please share the brand and shade? Thanks so much :))))

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  3. Oh my...so very beautiful! I loved watching how this creation came to be! Thank you!

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  4. Such a gorgeous watercoloring of that beautiful hydangea. I love all your stories and the info that you share, such as the type of camera/lighting/staging you use. Thanks so much for all the great videos!

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  5. Absolutely delightful card, Kelly! Thanks for the tips on photographing cards. Your nails always look so beautiful - you're going to have to start posting the colour of polish you are using the way that Kristina Werner does! I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to know.

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  6. Stunning! This watercolor deserves a frame. I would certainly place it among my photos and art. I love the real time video too. You teach us so much. The info on cameras used was great too.
    I’m going to Gina’s shop this Saturday and I’m for sure picking up this stamp set. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. This card is exquisite! I'm in awe of your watercoloring...watching you lay/add your colors in the video was so helpful. tfs

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  8. Wow Kelly, this is so awesome. For me watercolouring don't seem to work, I don't get it nice, I think that I don't have enough control about it. But, perhaps I have to try it the way you do it, little water. I let you know how it went when I have tried it.
    Thanks for this great artwork and tutorial.

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  9. Beautiful stunning. I learn so much from you. I love that you talk about everything and teach about everything. This is a beautiful card.

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  10. An absolutely gorgeous card!

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