Thursday, May 22, 2014

Watercoloring a Solid Stamp

Boy, this was complicated.

First I painted gelatos onto the stamp,misted it lightly, and stamped it onto watercolor 140# paper. It didn't turn out very solid, so I took the paint brush and added some water, touched some of the paint and spread the colors more evenly. Let it dry. Go back in and add darker tones to the centers of the flowers by touching the tip of the wet, round paint brush to the tip of Derwent WC pencil (a deep blue) and carefully add whispy strokes to the centers of the flowers. Let dry again.

For the background colors, I used regular colored pencils lightly stroked in an angle - oranges, yellows, pinks and a touch of blues. I didn't want to mess up the watercolored flowers by attempting a risky watercolor background today.

Stamp set by Flourishes, "Bees & Blooms."

Then I added the ribbon and gold metal dragonfly, some simple scoring around the border -- for Tammie, sympathy for her mother passing this week.

Watercolor Class: Watercoloring Stamped Images Days 3&4

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  1. Rosy--this is gorgeous!! Love the intensity of your flowers :)

  2. Very good job. This is very pretty!

  3. Really sweet card. Love all the vibrant blues - stunning!


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