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Elle Aiche

How to Paint Watercolor Diamonds and Gemstones

How to Paint Watercolor Diamonds and Gemstones

In this blog post I'm going to go through step-by-step on how I paint diamonds and gemstones. I hope you will find this tutorial to be useful and interesting. With the steps broken down, you may find that painting gemstones is a lot easier than it looks! I love painting gems because there is structure and symmetry to each stone. However, at the same time, there is fluidness in each facet, where the light reflects and the color change. Sometimes the most unexpected colors will be added to the diamond painting, but when you look at the picture from a distance, it...

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Elle Aiche

Decorating a Nursery Room with Baby Elephant Paintings

Decorating a Nursery Room with Baby Elephant Paintings

In the past year, 3 of my friends had babies and they were all decorating their nursery rooms. This made me wonder, how would I decorate a nursery if I had one? There are some trends that are very popular at the moment: gender neutral nursery, baby elephant nursery, and personalization. I would want something that incorporated travel and adventure - because I would want my kids to see the world, too. I think baby elephants are the absolute cutest, and when I was growing up I also loved Babar the Elephant. This is how I came up with the Baby...

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Elle Aiche

Capturing Peace and Serenity in Maui, Hawaii

Capturing Peace and Serenity in Maui, Hawaii

For those of you who know me, I love taking pictures. I have loved it ever since I was a little girl and got my hands on my first camera. So when I went to Maui, Hawaii for my honeymoon last week, I had to bring along my new camera, Fujifilm X-T20 (XF 18-55mm lens) to capture some amazing beach photos.  The best photos I got from the trip were from our stroll along Maui's Wailea Coastal Walk (1.5 miles long). We almost didn't take this walk because we were running out of time, but decided to do it last minute before checking out...

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