Today I begin my #TipTuesday series, I'll be sharing different tips and hacks I've learned through my years creating. I hope you love it! Today we are going to test pens together to see if they are able to work with watercolor painting.
You know those "tasty videos" that Buzzfeed does? They are always so intriguing because they put the viewer in the front seat to make the actions of each recipe seem so easy. The legs of a tripod get in the way, so we had to create our own solution. I decided to make my own camera mount to be able to film these overhead videos for some of my craft projects and painting process videos. Sheldon was sweet enough to help me build it. We drew out a little sketch so we could cut and form pvc pipes to the right shape and size. I love how it turned out. It was only about $8 in materials to build!
Basically all we did was we had to measure the length and width of my desk/workspace and then had to decide the height that the camera should be held at for filming. Once we had the dimensions the rest of the math was fairly simple. We had to get a little creative with the wooden stand for the camera to rest on. It was the center of an empty spool of rope which we cut down to size, painted white, and then used velcro to secure. We were lucky that the hole was the perfect size for the lens to fit through. I love it and have used it for several videos already!
Today I'm bursting with joy because it's my birthday week! I just wanted to sincerely thank you for supporting my small business this past year! I appreciate each one of you so much. As part of my birthday celebration I wanted to share a gift with you. It is something very special- my 2019 watercolor calendar. This year the my calendar is inspired by flowers! You can print and share it for free, just credit me when reposting. (Continue reading to find download link below.) I'm going to be making some changes with SS this year and hope to be able to continue to share my art with you and build a creative community. I hope my floral calendar brings joy and color to your home, happy 2019!
I couldn't have made this calendar without the help of my talented friend Shelby. This was a fun collaboration. She did all of the amazing digital calligraphy for each month. Follow her on Instagram @PARKYPRINTS because she has the cutest prints! It was fun to work with her for this project. Watch out for a giveaway coming soon!
Download the calendar as a PDF document HERE. Easy to print!
Protip: I trim off about .5 inch from each side of the 8.5x11 printed pages to become 7.5x11 and then I hang mine on a painted clipboard for display. It helps give the pages a clean and slim look.
Organized but Colorful.
Aspire to Inspire.