Shhh. Come closer. I’ll tell you a secret. Today is Jennifer McGuire‘s birthday. Yay! As a gift, I made her a watercolor painting of her tagline, “Share Handmade Kindness.” And even better? I get to give it to her in person. We only see each other a few times a year so to be together on her actual birthday is a treat! :)
(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).
I taped the printed design the back of some Arches watercolor paper in order to trace the design. The lettering was traced over a light pad (so I could see the design through the paper) and with Drawing Gum and a small brush. Then I let it dry completely before moving on.
The colorful background was painted using Mijello Mission Gold watercolors and lots of water. And after it was dry, I removed the masking fluid.
Thanks for stopping by! Now go tell Jennifer happy birthday! Leave her a comment on Instagram. :)
Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.