Saturday, February 18, 2012

Adding Watercolor to Pen and!

Hearts and Flowers
After spending time looking at a lot of inspiration on Pinterest, I got the urge to work with watercolor and pen and ink. So I played around with a pen sketch and added some watercolor. (I love to do creative doodles!) I had some mixed media paper, by Strathmore, that I got samples of last year. I really liked how it took both the pen and ink and the watercolor.  So I will be ordering some of that paper and will look into purchasing some good pan watercolors. The Strathmore paper did much better than the second image that I did.  
The second image was done with the same pen and ink and watercolor, but on a different paper.  It was done on bristol paper, which is good for pen and ink, but it did not hold up as well to the watercolor.  But I already had the pen and ink sketch on the paper and thought I would give it a try.  
HeartHomes by the Sea
I really had fun playing with it and will definitely buy some good watercolors and more mixed media paper. 



  1. I love these Bethie! They are so you. Keep doing these...."happy" oozes out of them. Hugs.

  2. Thanks Cindy! Hugs back at you!

  3. These look like you had so much fun doing them. I expecially like all the patterns in "Hearts and Flowers".
    I want to get some of that mixed media paper and experiment too! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you Barbara! It was fun to do and you should try the mixed media paper. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Oh what fun! These are so cheerful they make me want to sing a happy little song. You are such an inspiration. Have a great day, Connie :)


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