Watercolour Valentine’s Card Tutorial ~ Sunray Sister

Hello,

I’ve got another new YouTube video up on my channel now!

To be honest this was meant to be up last week, but I got a bit behind with all my projects, and I couldn’t skip or postpone this one as it’s for Valentine’s Day!!! Well, from now on I will be trying my hardest to upload on the same day every week, starting next week on Friday. See you back here then!

In the meantime come and find me over on Instagram and Facebook.

Below is the video description as it appears on my channel:

♥︎ Craft a cute Valentine’s card! Hit play to find out how! ♥︎
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Today I show you how to create a unique watercolour card in five simple steps, which I have summarised below, along with the materials you will need. I hope this video inspires you to create a handmade card for your valentine!

Materials:
☆ Blank square card – 13.5cm squared when folded
☆ Coloured card – 12.4cm squared
☆ Watercolour paper – 10.4cm squared
☆ Greaseproof/non-stick paper – approx. 10cm squared
☆ Masking Tape
☆ Scissors
☆ Pencil
☆ Watercolour paint, brush and water
☆ Double sided tape/glue

Method:
1. Stick masking tape to non-stick paper, draw hearts on to the masking tape and cut out.
2. Arrange and stick masking tape hearts onto watercolour paper.
3. Build up layers of watercolour paint on the watercolour paper.
4. Let dry completely, then remove all masking tape.
5. Assemble the card with tape or glue.

Check out this playlist for all my craft tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLstnzXE4MVTQuJZLpCnLESrWvlJKfvmVe

 

Thanks for watching, feel free to ask any questions in the comments or just say hi! Remember to check out my links below ☺︎

✿ Peace and love ✿
Rachel x
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☆ My links ☆

♥︎ Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunraySister
♥︎ Portfolio & blog: https://sunraysister.wordpress.com/
♥︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunraysister/
♥︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunraysister/
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☆ Music ☆

♥︎ ‘Old Vienna’ by Endless Love
♥︎ ‘New Land’ by ALBIS
From YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
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Stay creative sisters!

 

Peace and love,

Rachel x

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Origami Pen Pal Letter Tutorial for Valentine’s Day ~ Sunray Sister

Hello,

Today I published a new video on my YouTube channel, check it out below or head straight to my channel for more creative fun!

here is the video description as it appears on my channel:

☆ Send some creative love via snail mail! ☆ Click play to find out how… ♥︎
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In today’s video I show you how to make a cute origami heart, and then I share some crafty ideas for using your hearts in a fun and creative pen-pal letter!

I hope this video inspires you to get crafting and send something a bit different in the mail. Let me know if you try it out, I’d love to see your interpretation. Find me via my links below!

Check out all my other craft projects in this handy playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLstnzXE4MVTQuJZLpCnLESrWvlJKfvmVe

 

Thanks for watching, feel free to ask any questions in the comments or just say hi! ☺︎

✿ Peace and love ✿
Rachel x
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☆ My links ☆

♥︎ Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunraySister
♥︎ Portfolio & blog: https://sunraysister.wordpress.com/
♥︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunraysister/
♥︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunraysister/
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☆ Music ☆

♥︎ ‘Water Lily’ by The 126ers
♥︎ ‘Lonesome Star’ by Unicorn Heads
From YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
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Peace and love,

Rachel x

Custom Portrait Announcement! ~ Sunray Sister

Hello, 

Today I’m launching my official custom portrait service. I’m looking forward to painting some lovely faces and cute pets. Find out more in my latest YouTube video, and head to my Etsy shop for further details!

Text as shown in video description on YouTube:

☆ Order a custom portrait of your partner, family, pets, or other loved ones from my Etsy shop now! ☆ Perfect for Valentine’s day! ♥︎
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Today I have a super quick video sharing the details of my new custom portrait service which I am launching in my Etsy shop! Find further details under each listing on my shop, linked below.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunraySister

Thanks for watching, feel free to ask any questions in the comments or just say hi! I have lots of other videos on my channel to do with art, crafts, adventures and pen-pals! ☺︎

Peace and love,
Rachel x
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☆ My links ☆

♥︎ Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunraySister
♥︎ Portfolio & blog: https://sunraysister.wordpress.com/
♥︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunraysister/
♥︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunraysister/
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☆ Music ☆

♥︎ ‘Zen Valley’ by Josh Kirsch/Media Right Productions
From YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music
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Peace and love,

Rachel x

Two Month Sketchbook Tour – part one of my 365 day art challenge!

Hello!

Today I have a new video on my YouTube channel! It is the first of six videos I will be making, each with a two-month sketchbook tour of my daily art challenge. At the end of the year-long challenge, I also plan to do a complete flip-through of all 365 pieces of art!

Remember to follow my daily art challenge on Instagram and Facebook – all your support means so much to me!

 

Peace and love,

Rachel x

Inspiration Wall ~ Sunray Sister YouTube Video

Hello!

I have a new YouTube video to share with you all! And it is my first one of 2018!!!

Here is the video description written out as it appears on my channel:


☞ Hello! ♥︎ It’s Rachel here with my first video of 2018!!! ☺︎ all info and links below! ☆
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✿ In today’s video I show you how to turn a boring, blank wall into a beautiful, inspiring collage! ✿

I have written out the steps below, and included as many of the image sources as possible. Also check out the links to my portfolio, shop & social media profiles!

Thanks for watching! ☺︎

Peace and love,
Rachel x
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☆ Steps ☆

1. Choose a playlist, or podcast (I was listening to ‘Hashtag Authentic’ from Me & Orla – https://meandorla.co.uk/hashtagauthentic/)
2. Gather your inspirational material
3. Select a sticking method
4. Find a blank wall
5. Start arranging everything!
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☆ My links ☆

♥︎ Portfolio & blog: https://sunraysister.wordpress.com/
♥︎ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunraysister/
♥︎ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunraysister/

I also have an Etsy shop!
♥︎ https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunraySister
♥︎ Video about my shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxxbtkGjVuI&t=439s
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☆ Artists & image sources ☆
(from left to right, top to bottom)

♥︎ Fairy painting – ‘Titania’ by John Simmons
♥︎ Black & white sun & girl – unknown for Lionheart magazine
♥︎ B&w circle image – unknown
♥︎ B&w, and colour detailed illustrations – Brittany Davies
♥︎ Long artwork from ‘Shallow Bed’ album by Dry The River
♥︎ Long card with rabbits – Mark Hearld
♥︎ Colour penguin & bunny postcard – unknown (possibly Japanese?)
♥︎ Vintage b&w postcard – ‘La Primavera’ by Botticelli
♥︎ Balloon & bike photo – Dara Scully from Oh Comely magazine
♥︎ 3 pastel watercolour girls – And Smile Studio
♥︎ Fairy, head, mushroom & flowers illustration – Marie Gardeski/Imaginary Animal for Oh Comely magazine
♥︎ Flower photo – unknown
♥︎ ‘I’m Ok’ blue illustration – Naoshi for Lucky Dip Club
♥︎ Purple fairy queen postcard – ‘Queen of the Night’ by Susan Anderson
♥︎ ‘Today Is Going to be Awesome’ quote poster – Becki Clark for In The Moment magazine
♥︎ Dark tree and white circles photo – Richard Long
♥︎ Pottery piece photo – cut out from Oh Comely magazine
♥︎ Staffordshire postcard
♥︎ Peak District postcard
♥︎ Kikki’s Delivery Service Studio Ghibli postcard
♥︎ Urban map illustration – unknown from Oh Comely magazine
♥︎ Trees & lake illustration – Bon Iver poster, by Gregory Euclide
♥︎ ‘I think you are really nice’ dog (business card) – Nikki Miles
♥︎ ‘Have a lovely day’ (business card) – And Smile Studio
♥︎ ‘A little magic’ quote card – Kikki.K cute paper lovers book
♥︎ Horses card – Mark Hearld
♥︎ Ceramic baby with flower (business card) – David William Sampson
♥︎ Lion mini card – Nikki Miles
♥︎ ‘Do your thing’ marbled mini card – Pup Tart
♥︎ Circle maps illustration – Katie Green
♥︎ Purple embroidered fabric – my own work
♥︎ Ikigai floral poster – Holly McCulloch for In The Moment magazine
♥︎ Girl reading poster – Yelena Bryksenkova (LOVE her work!)
♥︎ Sunflower girl photo – Julia Aumann for Oh Comely magazine
♥︎ Mini cat cut-out – Kikki.K cute paper lovers book
♥︎ B&w blobs (business card) – Jo Parker
♥︎ 3 mini cards – Annelinde Tempelman for Flow magazine
♥︎ Wizard poster – Adventure Time
♥︎ Large b&w poster from ‘Helplessness Blues’ album by Fleet Foxes
♥︎ ‘You are brilliant & beautiful’ girl image – unknown from an old diary
♥︎ ‘Give yourself time’ scrabble letters – from Mollie Makes magazine
♥︎ ‘Votes for Animals’ rosette – Lush campaign
♥︎ Fabric owls in hand (business card) – Grace Gatley Textiles
♥︎ Abstract landscape (business card) – Liz Salter

Book mentioned at end is ‘Steal Like an Artist’ by Austin Kleon, more on that in the follow up video, out in a couple of months!
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☆ Music ☆

‘Cooperation Road’ by Unicorn Heads
‘New Land’ by ALBIS
Both from YouTube Audio Library
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My finished inspiration wall

Next week I will have another video! Stay tuned. In the meantime keep up to date with my daily art challenge via Instagram and Facebook. Stay creative sisters!

Peace and love,

Rachel x

Portrait Drawing Process Video ~ Sunray Sister YouTube

Hello!

I have just released my first ever drawing process video on my YouTube channel! It’s less than 5 minutes, and shows the sped-up process of creating a portrait with pencils, from start to finish.

I hope you enjoy this one! Let me know if you would like to see more creative process videos in the future.

This is my last YouTube upload for 2017, so I hope you have a peaceful and joyful few weeks. I will have lots more videos next year, kicking off in January with another first for my channel… stay tuned!

In the meantime, you can continue to follow my 365 day challenge here on the blog, or on Instagram and Facebook. See you soon sisters 🙂

 

Peace and love,

Rachel x

Opening Pen Pal Letters ~ Sunray Sister YouTube

Hello!

Yes, I made it to three videos in three weeks! I’m back on track and feeling good. Check out my latest YouTube video below. 

This week I am sharing a few glimpses of what I received from two of my pen pals. Hope you enjoy!

 

Peace and love,

Rachel x

Autumn Favourites ~ New Sunray Sister YouTube Video!

Hello!

Today I thought I’d share my first ever YouTube favourites video! I hope to do one for each season, so look out for that in the future. Also, these are all my own opinions 🙂

The text below is copied straight from the original video description over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!

ZINES + MAGAZINES

– Frannerd’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/frannerd13/
– Frannerd’s shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/frannerd (where she sells zines, prints and more!)
– Project Calm: http://www.calmmoment.com/magazines/p…
– In The Moment: http://www.calmmoment.com/magazines/i…

BOOKS

– ‘Little Tales From Long Ago’ by Ernest Nister: https://www.biblio.com/little-tales-f…
– ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ by Edith Holden: http://www.countrydiary.co.uk/
– Beatrix Potter: https://www.peterrabbit.com/about-bea…
– Harry Potter books: https://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk…

PODCASTS

– Witch Please: http://ohwitchplease.ca/
– Creative Pep Talk: http://www.creativepeptalk.com/

ART MATERIALS

– Winsor & Newton gouache: https://tinyurl.com/y8q5znz5
– Derwent Academy watercolour pencils: https://tinyurl.com/yb2o4kse
– Faber-castell Polychromos pencils: https://tinyurl.com/y9qwdzod
– Pigma Micron pens: https://tinyurl.com/y95ehafy
– Dry transfer letters (couldn’t find exact ones online, keep an eye out for them in your local stationery shop!): https://tinyurl.com/yd5csn3j

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Sunray Sister began in September 2016 to venture out on a creative journey. I’m currently doing a 365 day art challenge, and sharing my work every day online.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunraysister/
Blog: https://sunraysister.wordpress.com/
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SunraySi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunraysister/

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I do not own the music used in this video.
I downloaded it here: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/…
‘Space Walk’ by Silent Partner

Please contact me if you would like your music featured in a future video!
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Thanks for watching! Find more over on my YouTube channel.

 

Peace and love,

Rachel x

Etsy and YouTube Relaunch! ~ special Sunray Sister update!

Hello!

I have some exciting news!!! My Etsy shop is back in business, and I’m kicking things off with a crazy festive sale. From now until the 20th of December 2017, you can enjoy 50% off my entire shop! You will find unique Christmas cards based on my original artwork, and handmade, embroidered textile gifts.

Check it out now, and support independent small businesses this holiday season!

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop yet; there’s more…!

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Not only have I relaunched my Etsy shop, I have also got a brand new video on my YouTube channel, showing all of the products in my shop, so that you can learn more about them and get a closer look. Watch the video below, or over on my channel.

My enthusiasm for producing videos has been revived, and I will be returning to my weekly uploading schedule from now on.


Of course, I will continue to share my 365 day art challenge here, and over on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. I am enjoying the project so far! Read more about what’s to come in this Sunday’s Dear Diary blog post, along with even more exciting news!

Have a wonderful weekend sisters 🙂

 

Peace & love,

Rachel x

Father’s Day Surprise // Sunray Sister Sings

Hello!

This week on my YouTube channel I have a special little surprise for a certain someone. I know how much my dad likes to hear me sing, so I recorded myself singing to say ‘Happy Father’s Day’! This is one of the first songs I performed solo on piano about nine years ago, so I thought it would be nice to revisit it.

What are you doing for father’s day? Share your ideas and stories in the comments or over on social media.

Remember to subscribe to my channel, like the video and leave a comment. This will really help my channel grow and get seen by more and more people!

Your support means the world to me as I develop as an artist and individual. I love sharing my journey here with you all, and hope more will join us soon.

See you back here on Sunday for another weekly catch up, followed by my next YouTube video on Wednesday. In the meantime you can find me on Instagram where I’m taking part in a daily challenge called #ColourMyEveryDay.

Enjoy the rest of this sunny week sisters!

 

Peace and love,

Rachel x