For my redheaded best friend’s baby (often mentioned or alluded to on this blog), I coupled Madeline’s Christmas with a Parisian style box/dollhouse that I painted. Madeline was a special favorite for both my friend and I when we were little so I know we will be passing that tradition to my little “niece.”
I actually was testing out new paints, hand-me-downs from my grandmother, a heat set type of painting called Genesis. The colors she gave me are gorgeous and the finish is nice and the ability to layer handy. However, heat setting takes time and effort that can drive me nuts. I’ll have to use them some more to form a full opinion.
As stated in my New Years Resolution post, I thought I would try making my monthly wall calendar pages by hand as a way to have a visual calendar without buying one as well as having an opportunity to practice techniques.
For January, I tried out some resisting methods with a white crayon and used both regular pan watercolors and Aquastick watercolor crayon-like things to paint the night sky and moons. Since my activities don’t start until late January, I didn’t feel the need to leave much room for writing and marking.