Hi Friends! Recently, my husband and I were at a restaurant that used paper coasters beneath our beverages, but the coasters were plain white rather than printed with the restaurant’s logo and inspired me to create ornaments!
Because watercolor doesn’t work well on plain paper, I painted the coasters with watercolor grounds, which coat the paper so that water won’t sink in, and the paint flows easier. My watercolor friend, Viv, hosted a December challenge, which I painted on the coasters rather than in a sketchbook or on the usual watercolor paper (and the challenge included a Partridge in a Pear Tree and Two Turtle Doves). I was really happy with the results and decided to paint on both sides of the coasters since Christmas tree ornaments tend to hang wonky and spin around to the back. A few embellishments on the top hid the ribbon hole, and some Tim Holtz Distress Glaze sealed the paintings. These were delightful subjects to make even though I generally don’t paint so small with so much detail.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations for Christmas, Hannukah, or whatever holiday you celebrate, and please stay well. ❤
11 thoughts on “Draw A Bird, December 2022”
These are lovely Carol. Happy Holidays! (K)
Hello Carol They all look Beautiful Congrats!! linda h
Hi Carol. Another well done!!
I just love your ornaments. The ground stuff, only used that once before.
These are so lovely, I am going to give it a go and try using some watercolor ground myself.
Lovely ornaments! Now on the lookout for white coasters!
Thank you, Kerfe. Happy Holidays to you, too!
Thanks so much, Linda, and thanks for leaving a comment!
Thank you, Gail! I hope you find some!
Thank you, Viv, and have fun!