Way before photography, one of the first things that I always loved to do is to draw. Unfortunately, my fingers are not the best in drawing unless it's manga/anime. Unlike my brother, I seem to not be so great at that. Surprisingly, I think I have a better skill in painting. I've been recently obsessed with the floral elements I get from DesignBundles so I thought, why not make my own?
I find water color painting to be a lot of fun and a great way to de-stress. Now that I'm working from home full time (and how I wish it stays that way forever), I can just start painting something if I was in the mood. I feel like working from home is more healthy and much productive for me.
I have been painting using acrylics for a quite a while already and I did like the vivid colors and sometimes metallic accents that I'm able to add; however, I couldn't understand why I couldn't get the effect that I wanted. I was hoping to do that faded, layered effect. For some reason, my not-so-quick brain didn't connect the dots - it's water color!
I bought a cheap watercolor palette from Hobby Lobby. The colors were meh, not really satisfactory. I probably painted one or two things and lost interest. One day I was just browsing around watercolor elements online and an ad came up on my Facebook. It seemed like a good deal for a Set of 36 colors so I tried this brand called Arteza. I read the reviews, so far they all said good things - so I took the plunge!
I also learned that I can't use just any brush. I'm sticking to watercolor brushes and have been really liking the Arteza and Martha Stewart ones. I used my acrylic paint brushes but they didn't work as well. I thought they might be old so I bought new ones, but they didn't absorb the water and disperse as I hoped for. Lesson learned!
Did I like my Arteza watercolors? Oh absolutely! I was more inspired to make more and I will definitely be posting more!
Behind my obsession with pinks, pastels and glitter - the emo in me still lives in. I often still listen to screamo and whatever more modern versions of them are now while I do my cutesy little crafts. I still had to make a Chelsea Smile. I probably should start a macabre series.
So I guess that's it for today! I know I'll be making more so I am looking forward to get them posted! For more arts and updates, follow me on Facebook - Life with Kimi and Kimi Starr Photography.
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