Fun with watercolors and planners

Hello lovely Daisies!!

I hope you´re having a wonderful summer!! Today I want to share with you a  technique you can use to give your planner a different look: WATERCOLORS.

This is all about playing with your brush to see what comes out, you don´t need to be an artist, or specially skilled, you only need your planner or Daisy dori, watercolors, a brush and a glass with water. I also included in the picture some stamps from Cocoa Daisy and watercolor pens to make lettering, but it could also be done with a regular brush, a paper towel and a sheet of paper to try the colors before applying.
_DSC6734

Choose the paper you´ll use. Cocoa Daisy´s planner paper is very thick and it can hold perfectly watercoloring, you can check the paper quality in THIS POST Christine made to explain it.

_DSC6735

Just dip your brush in the water and start playing with the colors. I started applying some watercolor on the days of the week, it turned out very dark, but it doesn´t matter, it´s just fun and when it dries the result is very different than what you see at first, so no worries at all!

_DSC6736

I tested the color first in a white sheet, to make sure that´s the color I want.

_DSC6738

_DSC6739

Since it was too dark, I tried to dry it with the paper towel. (And it remained dark :D)

_DSC6740

_DSC6741

_DSC6743

 

At this point I´m going to apply some lighter colors on the bottom corners of the pages.

_DSC6744

_DSC6745

And some yellow on the top part… This is imagination, trying and trying…

_DSC6747

_DSC6748

_DSC6749

This is what I got! So I decided to add some Cocoa Daisy stamps, the set is called C U alligator and I loove it so much! It has cactus, flower pots… it´s so pretty that I wanted to use it because it reminds me of summer. I went ahead and stamped several times.

_DSC6751

_DSC6752

And then I started watercoloring the leaves, the flowers and the pots.

_DSC6754

_DSC6756

_DSC6760

_DSC6759

_DSC6761

 

_DSC6762

_DSC6765

I grabbed the watercolor pens to write the month and the days.

_DSC6766

_DSC6767

_DSC6768

Now it´s the time to start decorating with CD´s scrapbooking kit, this one is called FIREFLY and the planner kit.

_DSC6769

_DSC6770

_DSC6771

_DSC6772

_DSC6773

A closer look…

_DSC6774

_DSC6776

Now let´s try a different background, for this one we´ll need a flat brush, I did it on my Daisy Dori.

_DSC6782

Dip the brush on the water and add some watercolor from the godet, I wanted to make a pink-purple ombré look, so I started with the lighter pink making stripes and continued with darker colors.

_DSC6785  _DSC6786

_DSC6787

Now that we have our background, let´s make it summer themed with stickers and die cuts! you can use any bit or piece you have, even stamps or anything… Imagination is the intelligence having fun… (As Einstein said :D)

_DSC6789

_DSC6790 _DSC6788

_DSC6791

_DSC6793

This is the result, I need to keep journaling but I loved how it turned out!

_DSC6795

Thank you so much for your time! I hope this inspired you to have more planner fun. If you want to share your creations with us, please use #cocoadaisy and/or #cocoadaisykits to join the fun.

Happy planning!!

Nazareth. @ladyreverse

Changing my mind...
Throwback Thursday - "Beach Babes"

1 Comment

  1. Sonia C - WashiScrap Adicta

    The results have been great!!! I like them very very very much. The colors and the composition are funny, pretty and cheerful!!!!
    Congrats Naza, you’re an artist!!!!! Kisses from Spain!!!!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *