What’s delicious, versatile, inexpensive and anti-aging?  Bone broth!  It’s loaded with minerals, amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and collagen.  Collagen is great for strengthening skin, hair, and nails as well as for healing inflammation in the gut lining.  Bone broth is easy to make.  Watch this short video to find out how!  

Today was an art adventure.  There were some watercolor paints on my shelf that were looking lonely and wanted to come out and play.  I had no grand plan and just let it unfold. Encouraging Words With Gel Medium and Watercolor is truly a mix-media creation utilizing watercolor paint, stamps, glitter paint and duct tape.

Here’s what I used:

Here’s the drill:

  1. Gesso your paper.  This provides a good background for whatever color medium you are using.  It’s grace for your page.
  2. Using a round sponge dauber with glazing medium, place random dots and let dry.  This acts as a “resist.”
  3. Find three to four watercolors that are close to each other on the color wheel.  Start with the lightest color as the base layer, moving to the darkest color.  Then, apply the lightest color on top again to gain depth.
  4. Let dry and spray with fixative.
  5. Trim card to desired size.
  6. Ink up your stamp with black archival ink and stamp onto the card.
  7. Color in with glitter paste and let dry.
  8. In the meantime, stamp text onto a scrap of white tissue paper with black archival ink.  I added a dot-dot-dot with a Pitt pen, which is also archival, meaning that it won’t run.
  9. When dry, tear around the edges of the text and apply with matte medium.  
  10. Since I stamped my flowers suspended on the card, I added a short piece of duct tape to help them connect with the edge.
  11. Off camera, I sprayed the envelope with Dylusions Ink Spray in Lemon Zest. Since it is water based, it’s easy to write on.
  12. Write a note, address, stamp, and smile!

START SOMEWHERE today finding ways to relax and rejuvenate at the same time.  Art and bone broth are both great strategies!  LIVE YOUNGER by giving your body what it needs to function optimally. Try this card of Encouraging Words With Gel Medium and Watercolor.  You can do it. I will help you.

Encouraging Words With Gel Medium and Watercolor

Encouraging Words With Gel Medium and Watercolor