14 December 2013

Mouse...



Terwijl ik zit te wachten op een bestelling nieuw aquarelpapier, gebruik ik in de tussentijd kleine stukjes papier die ik nog heb liggen, stukken aquarelpapier van een merk dat ik niet zo prettig vind of achterkanten van mislukte schilderijen. Dit muisje is geschilderd op Schut Terschelling aquarelpapier, een bloc dat ik al jaren had en eigenlijk nooit gebruik, 100% cellulose papier. Ik werk liever op 100% katoen, dat veel beter erg nat schilderen verdraagt.

Mijn kerstkaarten zijn klaar en op de post. Ik heb ze dit jaar zelf geprint op aquarelpapier en dat ging heel goed. Hieronder zie je ze uitgestald op mijn schilderplek. Zoals je kunt zien wordt de muur erachter ook wel eens per ongeluk meegeschilderd. :)
Zijn jullie allemaal al bezig met kerstvoorbereidingen?

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While waiting for an new order of watercolour paper, I am using small pieces of paper I have lying around, pieces of watercolour paper of a brand I don't like very much or backsides of failed paintings. This little mouse is painted on Schut Terschelling watercolour paper, a bloc I had for years and hardly ever used, 100% cellulose paper. I'd rather like to work on 100% cotton, because it tolerates very wet painting better. 

My Christmas cards are ready and in the mail. I printed them myself this year on watercolour paper and that went very well. Below you see them displayed on my painting desk. You may notice the wall behind also gets a splash of paint occasionally. :)
Are you all busy preparing for Christmas? 




32 comments:

  1. Hi Judy! Such a joy visiting your blog. I find your mouse very sweet; in real life I don't like them that much. And I had a look at your daisies...lovely work. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  2. Don't love mice but love your watercolor one, your Christmas cards look great, I have just purchased a new printer so hope to print my own cards from now on. Have a lovely holiday season

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  3. These are lovely cards. I hadn't thought of printing mine on w/c paper but just use hammered card. Does it print well?. I do love the cute little mouse, I love them as long as they don't come in the house! Have a lovely Sunday

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  4. Wat een schatje. Je kerstkaarten zijn ook mooi geworden.

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  5. Het is best een lief muisje geworden , Judy. Je kaarten zien er leuk uit.
    groetjes,
    Simonne

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  6. Weldone, Judy! The mouse and cards are so nice. I have to work on cards from today!
    Cheers, Sadami

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  7. Your cards are really pretty ..and the mouse is awesome , so real ! Almost too real for me not being a big fan of mice :-)

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  8. Une véritable petite boule de poils cette adorable souris.
    Tes cartes feront sûrement plaisir, elle sont superbes. Bises.

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  9. I noticed the little mouse on Facebook - he is delightful. Wonderful soft painting.

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  10. Judy, your little mouse is delightful!!! I think it is my favorite painting of yours.
    And I laughed at the paint splatters on the wall - looks like my wall. :)
    What type of paper have you ordered?

    Kathryn XX

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  11. Your mouse is adorable and sweet! A very professional finish to your Christmas cards, I think the recipients will be overjoyed! I'm behind on all things Christmas, as usual.

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  12. Thank you everyone! As long as they don't come into the house, I love mice! I will never ever paint a spider though. :)

    @Polly: I used a paper I did not like painting on, don't use your favorite paper!

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  13. I saw you´re mouse on facebook. She´s sweet :) I like your christmascards too. I´m sure they will like them when recieving them for christmas!

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  14. The little mouse is so sweet! I like mice too, maybe because I haven't had them in my house yet :)
    I'm intrigued by your mention that you printed on watercolor paper. Are you using a regular color printer? Anything special about the paper?
    Have a very nice week, Judy!

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  15. Lil mouse is the cutest ever!!! Your Christmas cards are lovely. Nice work as usual!:)

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  16. Oh I love that mouse! What a little beauty. Your cards look good too! xx

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  17. Elle est très mignonne, cette petite souris!
    Et vraiment très réaliste.
    Bravo Judy.

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  18. Het muisje is zo lief en schattig. Je kerstkaarten zijn ook mooi. Ik wist niet dat je zelf op aquarelpapier kon afdrukken. Ga ik zeker ook eens uitproberen. Groetjes, Frieda

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  19. Hola Judy: Me encanta el simpático ratoncito y la tarjeta es sensacional. Felicitaciones!!!

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  20. Thank you, dankjewel, merci beaucoup, muchas gracias!

    @Blaga: just an inkjet printer and watercolor paper cut into A4 size pieces. It almost looks painted, except for the lettering.

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  21. the mouse is excellent judy ...one tiny field mouse can make an incredible about of noise at night ! ...i enjoy working on cellulose paper... the cards look great judy ...wishing you a very happy christmas and creative new year !

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  22. Oh I do love your little mouse painting Judy (sorry I am slow in catching up with posts...Christmas and all that!)...Your Christmas cards are wonderful too :)

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  23. Bonjour chère amie,

    Comment ne pas craquer devant la frimousse de cette adorable petite souris ? Elle est si charmante !
    Une très belle aquarelle pour achever et commencer une nouvelle année que je vous souhaite très créative.

    A l'aube de ces fêtes de fin d'année, je vous souhaite tout plein de bonnes choses afin que tout se réalise, y compris le bonheur...

    Gros bisous à vous ♥

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  24. Un ratoncillo muy simpatico, me encanta tu estilo Judy, un abrazo!

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  25. This is completely adorable Judy! :0)

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  26. Jane, Ann, Martine, Mari and Sandra, thank you so much!

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  27. ....twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,,,not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.....
    this little guy is ready to make his appearance soon I guess. He sure is cute:) also a very lovely Xmas card.
    Have a relaxed and joyful holiday season too.....ho,ho,ho......

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  28. Judy - your cards are so lovely. The paper may not be your favorite but that mouse is adorable. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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  29. Oh wat een aaibaar muisje!! En je kerstkaarten zien er mooi uit. Ik heb het ook nog nooit geprobeerd om ze zelf te printen. Normaalgesproken laat ik ze drukken bij Vistaprint, maar dit jaar kreeg ik zo laat inspiratie dat het foto's worden. Groetjes!!

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  30. Your mouse is wonderful! And what a lovely blog you have! :)

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