Hello Everyone and Happy Independence Day!
I hope everybody has been enjoying this long beautiful weekend. We’ve been spending time with family, eating all the classic bad-for-you summer type foods, and getting some pool time in. I love the 4th for the fireworks celebrations too of course. This year because Miss Samantha is still a bit too little to enjoy them we are going to skip the loud fireworks show. Instead, we made fireworks on cookies! Although I do suspect we’ll light some sparklers for the kids later tonight.This week I was playing with the watercolor technique some more. I was going for a LIGHT background of color. Just a hint of blue and red and the image of our flag in watercolor. As you can see, I got a little carried away and added too many layers of color. Also the color dries a little darker so that didn’t help either. I think for next time I’ll go with just a few swipes of color over the white and forego mixing the red with the blue. The fireworks were added with a number 1 tip after everything was dry. Getting the shape just right was challenging and took several tries before I was happier with it. Thankfully once the watercolor is dry it’s possible to wipe off mistakes and try again.
Until next time, have a great holiday!Love and cookies,