I have this lovely friend who lives across the border. Her name is Ellen and although I've known her only a short time I'm becoming very fond of her. She commissioned a bookmark from me (I would have just made it for her, but she was sneaky and used my Etsy Shop against me, lol. She went and paid for a commissioned piece, THEN told me that she did! You gotta watch those wily ones, they're tricky! Well, I couldn't let that go unpunished so I also did her a painting. That'll teach her!
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I decided to do her a fun, colorful bookmark with one side and abstract watercolor and the other the quote she requested. I am really loving how the backs of my bookmarks are coming out! What I do is get a large piece of paper that's like 6x the dimensions of a bookmark (therefore I'll get 6 bookmarks, ya, duh Jenn). I then get out my Holbein watercolors (I LOVE them for their amazingly bright, clean colors) and freely ad paint to the paper, trying to be artistic about it, lol. Then I cut the paper up to the requisite sizes and add ink to highlight the changes in color and the amazing undulation of the paint through water. I love how watercolors do that! So, without further ado...