Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentines ala Alisa Burke

After reading the talented Alisa Burke’s blog post on Friday, I decided I had to make some of her valentines. I’ve already made my valentines and they are in the mail, these were just for fun.

valentines ala alissa burke

I cut the valentines out of construction paper, then drew on them with a fine Pitt artist pen, colored them with Derwent watercolor pencils, then to finish, painted them with water. when the water hit the pencil marks, they became much more vibrant and intense. They were fun to do, almost like a Zentangle valentine.


  1. So pretty! They look labor intensive, but you made six, so maybe not too bad timewise? They are Zentangle-like.

  2. Nice work! Like nancy said, they do look fairly labor intensive, but maybe the pen work went quickly, and the coloring in was probably fun. I have some of those pencils, I should pull them out and use them more. Are they finished or will you put them onto something else? Stick them on a card maybe?

  3. Each valentine took about 20 minutes. I'm not sure what I am going to do with them. I'll certainly put at least one in my sketchbook. I glued them to the black paper to photograph, but I could cut them out again and glue them on cards.