Here's my painting for this weeks Illustration Friday topic of "fluid." When I thought about the topic I thought it would be a great week to practice capturing flowing water (which I find to be a challenging subject).
Also who doesn't love a nice cup of tea?
Special thanks to my Dad who took a great pic of it when I couldn't get the scanner here to cooperate.
For Valentine's Day I created some wine labels that you can download and print out for the adult Valentine in your life.
Here are some steps and tips in case you need them:
1. Print labels out. They are designed to match up with Avery 5168 3-1/2" x 5" labels if you can find those. If not, you can just use a full 8-1/2" x 11" sheet label and cut them out (which is what I did). If you are a slacker and doing this last last minute I think plain ol' paper and rubber cement would work.
2. Buy some wine. I bought two buck chuck (no one will know! lol) which I happen to like and especially good if you were giving these to the whole office or something. If it's for your sweetie, you might wanna upgrade.
3. If your label is pre-scored, score! Pull off just part of the back and position your label. Smooth out the section that is applied. Unstick the rest of the back. If it's not you just have to be a bit more careful positioning.
4. Smooth out from one side to the other, trying to get rid of any air bubbles that might come up.
5. Gift bottles to your favorite Valentines!
6. You're done! I recommend celebrating with a glass a wine (not from the bottle you just labeled preferably).
Note: The label size was perfect for the red bottle but the white bottle slanted a bit earlier so I just trimmed part of the top and bottom off of the label.
I made a couple different kinds for the different people in your life.
Here is the "finished" version of the watercolor I showed you the other day. I say finished with quotes cause there's still stuff that could use more work or fixing, but I'd rather move on to the next thing.
When you do creative things, do you ever feel completely "done" with them?