Recently, while avoiding the deep freeze of the Chicagoland area, I headed down to Florida where my painting palette was influenced by the warmth of the sun.
Initially my January brush was working in a heavier acrylic texture on cover weight Luxe paper (working on half sheets about 27x19 inches) I get this paper from Paper Source. I cut small sections of the work and then stitched them onto to folded cards.
Adding vintage text to the cards was my signature accent to the cards. Then when I arrived to Florida, my brush gravited to watercolors. Seen below, my palette was in soft pale shades evocative of my warmer sandy shores and green mossy surroundings.
What I loved most about these little artful collections was the way the Grumacher_watercolor paints gave me time to work several areas on the paper with the same shades. Again, I went with the lighter 60# stock of Luxe paper for these soft pale pieces. I was thrilled with these little works on paper. Playing was the intent, but bliss was my outcome!
With the addition of some soft pencil writing layered over the paint (using some of my favorite poems and quotes) I felt like these made for wonderfully creative handmade gifts. Check out a few of the cards and frame works I've added to my Etsy shop.
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