Watercolor Doodle Paper Earrings

Watercolor earrings 1

I created several designs a few weeks ago on watercolor paper and I wanted to turn my watercolor doodles into cool earrings to wear! Here’s a link to my original watercolor pencil doodles.

Watercolor earrings 2

Here’s how I made these colorful earrings…

Watercolor Doodle Paper Earrings

Materials
– Watercolor paper
– Watercolor pencils
– Scissors
– Brush
– Chain, beads, and findings
– Jewelry pliers and cutters
– Sharpie Marker
Aleene’s Paper Glaze

Instructions
1. Draw your desired design. Make it as small or large as you want.
2. Use brush to add watercolor effect to pencil line drawings. Let dry.

3. Cut out design with scissors.

Cut out watercolor image

4. Fill in back and sides of design with Sharpie.
5. Fill in top of design with Paper Glaze for a glossy, dimensional finish. Poke out any air bubbles when you apply. Let dry. Apply a second coat if desired.

Applying Paper Glaze

6. Poke hole in top of finished design. Apply jump ring through hool and attach chain or another bead to finish the look. Add earwire and your finished!

And how do you like my photo prop? It’s a knockoff Bentwood rocker that I’ve had ever since I was a kid. Admittedly, one of these days, I’d like to paint it in fun colors. I think it would update it and make it more contemporary since it is an 80’s heirloom. Haha. Maybe one of these days when I get my own place I’ll work on it.

Bentwood Rocker

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa

Watercolor Pencil Love

Rainbow

I finally used up the $50 Amazon Gift Card my mom and dad sent me for my b-day. I bought three things: A straightening iron, a paper shredder, and some Derwent Watercolor Pencils. Truthfully, the watercolor pencils was what I was most excited about!

I got them out tonight and played! Now, I will admit, I am going to have to practice a bit with them. I love the light flowy look of watercolor, but admittedly, I have always had a heavy hand while painting. The colors turn out more saturated and deeper than I would like. I would like to master a lighter, more fluid look with watercolors. We’ll see what happens. Anyway, here’s some of the designs I worked on.

Shapes
Admittedly, I’ve never been able to draw from my mind, that’s why I always do shapes. If I have a pic to go by, I do well, but shapes are always just fun and easy to do.

Triangles

I was doing two sets cause I’d eventually like to make earrings out of some of my doodles. I may laminate or even put a glaze/resin on top. Stay tuned!

Tools of the trade
And here’s the tools of my trade.

Do you have any tips/advice for me? I’d love to hear any suggestions you might have.

Oh, and are you as sick about the Charlie Sheen thing as I am? Ugh.

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa