Fjärils kort / Butterfly Card

Min Big Shot Plus orkade igenom det här emballage, det blev fyra fjärilar (stansar från kittet). Jag hade ett liknade card stock så den stora har fått ett par extra vingar för lite med dimension, för övrigt använde jag bara papper från Tonic Craft Kit #6


My Big Shot Plus got through this package, it became four butterflies (die from the kit) . I had a similar card stock so the big one got a pair of extra wings for a bit of dimension, otherwise  I only used paper from Tonic Craft Kit #6

Använde Aqua Shimmer – Glitter Gloss på flourish ramen…

Use Aqua Shimmer – Glitter Gloss on the flourish frame …

Penslar / Brushes

Jag ville få en större överblick över mina akvarell penslar och då vi köpte en ny sorts kaffebönor som inte gillade kom jag ihåg att jag sett någon använt kaffebönor till sina make-up penslar på Pinterest. Provade att ha penslarna i en vas med bönorna…var orolig för att de skulle ta åt sig för mycket doft. Mina farhågor besannades, så jag fick tänka om. Istället hittade jag vita bönor som blivit för gamla och sedan köpte jag de billigaste ärtorna jag hittade i butiken, det var kikärtor. Blandade också ner lite lavendel som också är rogivande och luktar mycket bättre än kaffedoften.  Hittade den här röda metall lådan i  fyndhörnan på IKEA, 45 kr.


I wanted a better overview of my watercolor brushes and when we bought a new kind of coffee beans that we didn’t like I remembered that I saw some used coffee beans for their make-up brushes on Pinterest. Tried to have the brushes in a vase with the beans … I were worried that they would pick up too much smell from the beans. My fears were confounded, so I had to re-think. Instead, I found white beans that had became old and so I bought the cheapest peas I could found in the store, it was chickpeas. Also mix some lavender which them – soothing and smells a lot better than coffee. Found this red metal box in the bargain corner at IKEA, 45 kr.

Sennelier L’Aquarelle Watercolour

Har suktat efter den här färgen längre som är honung baserad… och nu kunde jag inte motstå dem längre!
Nu är det bara luta sig tillbaka och vänta på dess ankomst, fast först måste de skickas från England.

Jag älskar transparenta färger, jag målar lager på lager…och dessa skall vara helt suveräna för den tekniken- utan att se överarbetat ut.


Titanium White Lemon Yellow
Primary Yellow Indian Yellow
Yellow Lake Naples Yellow Deep
Yellow Sophie Sennelier Yellow Deep
Red Orange Sennelier Orange
French Vermillion Bright Red
Venetian Red Alizarin Crimson
Carmine Quinacridone Red
Opera Rose Cobalt Violet Light Hue
Permanent Magenta Dioxazine Purple
Indigo Blue Indanthrene
Cobalt Deep Ultramarine Deep
Ultramarine Light Phthalocyanine Blue
Cinerous Blue Cerulean Blue
Forest Green Phthalo Green Deep
Viridian Green Emerald Green
Sennelier Green Hooker’s Green
Phthalo Green Light Brown Pink
Yellow Ochre Gold Ochre
Burnt Sienna Caput Mortum
Payne’s Grey Neutral Tint
Van Dyck Brown Warm Sepia
Raw Umber Raw Sienna
Burnt Umber Ivory Black

The roots of Sennelier watercolors are to be found in the Impressionist school. At that time, painters drew their inspiration from nature and set out to reproduce natural light. Watercolor technique offered spontaneity, lightness of touch, fluidity and transparency allowing a quick translation of a particular light, vibration or shape. Paul Cézanne, for instance, produced forty or so watercolors of the Mont Sainte Victoire in Provence. Earlier on in England and on the Normandy coast in France, William Turner had turned painting in watercolors as an art form in its own right and had even managed to produce genuine masterpieces. Since then watercolors have become an established part of the history of painting. Artists love them because of their radiance and their spontaneity. It is such a pleasure when the painter plays with the light of the paper and the brightness of fleeting, intense pigments as they glisten, come together and swirl around under his brush producing a whole host of different effects.

A watercolor tailored to the needs of today’s artists.
We spent a long time working with many different artists to produce L’Aquarelle Sennelier. We consulted watercolorists from all over the world. A panel of professional painters carried out “blind” tests on a number of formulations. They clearly revealed what they were looking for: a watercolor which is luminous, brilliant and intense. L’Aquarelle Sennelier fulfils their every wish.

A honey-based watercolor.
Honey has many virtues: a symbol of light and sun, an emblem of poetry and science and has been used since Ancient times as a remedy for dry skin and to help heal wounds. This nectar is used in L’Aquarelle Sennelier not only as a preservative but as an additive giving incomparable brilliance and smoothness to the paint. Always striving for excellence, Sennelier has reworked its watercolor formula with increasing the amount of Honey in the paint to reinforce the longevity of the colors, their radiance and luminosity.

Watercolors Made in France using traditional methods.
L’Aquarelle Sennelier has been produced in the same way for more than a century using the best pigments and top quality Kordofan Gum Arabic as a bonding agent.
This mix of natural ingredients produces colours which have a smooth, bright texture and offer lively, colourful shades. The Gum Arabic and honey combination offers incomparable quality of application, producing superb washes. Then, this base is mixed with pigments and carefully ground. Sennelier makes sure to wet the pigments in purified water (with no mineral salts) for 24 hours before mixing them in with the bonding agent. This improves the way in which the colours and bonding merge together, in turn bringing out the full beauty of the colours.

Sennelier watercolors are ground in the traditional way using grindstones rotating slowly so as not to heat up the paste. This operation is carried out in several stages until the paste are as fine as possible thus getting rid of any particles which might impair the perfection of the wash.

This exceptional and very high quality watercolor will help you make your works even more powerful due to the liveliness and purity of the hues. The colours mix together perfectly, offering superbly subtle shades. These smooth, intense colours will be a genuine pleasure to paint with. The addition of honey will allow the tubes and pans of Sennelier watercolors to stand up to the passing of time and each time you will paint with them you will be able to accurately translate the diversity of light shape and hues.

Friday’s LIVE Show Tonic Showcase – FB/YouTube

Friday’s LIVE Show Tonic Showcase på FB/YouTube

Jag fick mitt första Tonic månads kit den här veckan , så jag gjorde det här kortet med många olika dimensioner, både nedsänkta och uppvuxna. Jag använde Nuvo Drops, glitter penna från paketet och Glitter Accent Silver Jubilee på fjärilen, även lite Glitter Accent Silver på de små upphöjda fjärilarna. Jag använde stansen för att rita fjärrkonturen med en vit gel penna. Det blå embossade pappret ingick också, i A4 format.

I got my first kit today, so I made this card with lots off different dimensions, both submerged and raised. I used Nuvo Drops, glitter pen from the kit and Glitter Accent Silver Jubilee on the butterfly, also some Glitter Accent Silver on the small poped-up butterflies. I used the die to draw the contour of the butterfly with a white gel pen. The blue embossed paper was also included in A4 format.


Mini Bird Crazy – Grattis

Ett av mina kort som jag gjort till Friday’s LIVE Show Tonic Showcase på FB/YouTube

  • Tim Holtz  – Mini Bird Crazy & Things (Stämplar)
  • Tim Holtz  – Mini Bird Crazy & Things (Stansar)
  • Akvarell W&N Cotman
  • Tim Holtz – Banderoll Stans
  • Tim Holtz Alfabet stans (Tunna)
  • Gold card stock
  • Nuvo embellishment mousse – Pure
  • Aqua Shimmer – Glitter Gloss
  • Bunting Grand Gala Stans  (Tonic)
  • Mirror card
  • Svart sytråd
  • 3D tejp
  • Tim Holtz stencil papper (förpackning)
  • Marianne embossing folder