Thursday, 10 November 2016

Watercoloured Merry Mice


I realised that, with all the excitement of going to Telford for Stampin’ Up!'s OnStage event, I didn’t get round to showing you the projects from my first Hygge Night.

Hygge is the wonderful Danish concept of enjoying life and its comforts, not just for winter but all year round, and I thought it would be good to embrace this philosophy over winter with monthly classes on Friday evenings. Out come the fairy lights and candles, with comforting snacks and, best of all, crafting.

Last month we spent the evening watercolouring using the Merry Mice stamp set and this is one of the cards we made. I deliberately kept the card really simple, so that the ladies would have more time to spend on their watercolouring.

For watercolouring, I prefer to use a paintbrush with water and either my ink pad lids (always remembering to dry them before closing again) or ink refills. The refills are excellent value - cheaper than “proper” watercolour paint pans and more versatile, too. After trying all the different techniques, you can even re-ink your ink pads with them! I know! Who knew?

For this event, they were a boon as I could drip them into empty embellishment pots and lids so that people could pass them round, with two of each colour on the go.

I had a minor panic while prepping the class when I ran out of this design of DSP. None of the other sheets was quite right as I really wanted the snow effect. Fortunately, there’s a design very similar in the Serene Scenery stack, which was just perfect for the job.

My next Hygge Night is on Friday, 25th November, 7.15pm-9.30pm, when we will be making a beautiful burlap wreath. You can register here or, for more details, please drop me a line!


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