Category Archives: QoR Modern Watercolors

Stand Tall

Happy Wednesday!

I have a sweet giraffe card to share today using the Stand Tall  image from Technique Junkies and my Mini MISTI.  

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Make Art Happen Paint Brush Holder

Happy Tuesday! Today’s project is a cute way to organize your art supplies. I made a paint brush holder this time but this could also be used for colored pencils or markers (in addition to other supplies!)

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This project started out with a cleaned up green beans can. Give your can a good wash and soak off the label. Once you have it clean and dry add a couple coats of your favorite acrylic craft paint.

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I cut a strip of watercolor paper (mine was 3″ but adjust to the size of the can you use) and then did some loose watercoloring in colors that worked nicely with the paint used for the can. Let dry.

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After your watercolor strip is completely dry sponge the edges with brown ink  and attach to the can. I used a thick white glue and held it in place with some rubber bands until it was set.

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Now to start on the coordinating tag. I used the same colors of water colors to add some color to my tag. Let watercolor paper dry completely and stamp the sentiment in black ink. This is a custom one line stamp from Simply Stamps. I thought it would be perfect for mixed media projects. Fun, huh?

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I trimmed the tag to the shape I wanted with scissors, added a border with a fine black marker and sponged the edges with brown ink. I added some cording to my brush holder and attached the tag.

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For a final step I added the pretty button to my can. This is the Pretty in Pink Fashion Button by The AG Studio from Simply Stamps. I thought the sweet watercolor image was perfect for this project. I removed the pin back and attached it to my brush holder with foam tape.

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Honey Bee Stamps and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop!


The My Sweet Petunia team is hopping with Honey Bee Stamps today!

Leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop for a chance to win a MISTI (winner’s choice of an Original or a Mini) from My Sweet Petunia or the Honey Bee Stamps Gift Certificate! The MISTI winner will be announced on the My Sweet Petunia Blog on April 7th. The Honey Bee Stamps winner will be announced at the Honey Bee Stamps Blog.


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I used and my Mini MISTI along with Curious Kitties and Smile stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.

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I created my watercolor background and let it dry completely. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. I used my Creative Corners magnets to hold my paper in place.

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I stamped my kitty with my Mini MISTI from with black waterproof ink (Brutus Monroe Detail). Hint- Keep your stamp in your MISTI. I colored with watercolors and then let dry and restamped in my Mini MISTI for a super clean image. I cut out the kitty and added it to my card.

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