I previously posted the 2nd generation stamp, this is the 1st stamp and I really love the bright colors. I changed the layout a little, I wanted more color to highlight the wildflowers. I used Tim Holtz markers and Hero Art Stamp. I think this is my favorite of the two.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Okay my second attempt at faux hand watercoloring. I am not sure I really have it yet, this is way more complicated then I usually do. I used Tim Holtz distress paints on my acrylic block as my pallet and the stamp is from PTI- Year of Flowers. I hope it at least a good start ;-)
OH WOW is this technique fun, Laura B showed on the 1st day of class how to make a colorful background with your clear blocks and I love it! So very fun and simple! I used Tim Holtz Broken Glass and Peeled Paint to make the background. I embossed the sympathy sentiment with white embossing powder and the flowers are from memory box. I will be making more of these to have on hand. Make it a great day!
Monday, May 19, 2014
I used Tim Holtz Distress markers on the back of the Hero Arts Wildflower stamp, misted it with water and stamped it on Tim Holtz watercolor paper- this is my 2nd generation. I love these Tim Holtz colors together- ripe persimmon, peacock feathers, seedless preserves, and peeled paint. The Dizzy Doily die is from My Favorite Things. Hope you like it! Thanks for checking it out!
I think this technique is soooooo cool! I stamped the Taylor Expressions Oops A Daisy, hand drew the stems and covered the daisies and stems with rubber cement and let it dry! Side note: Did you know you need to show and ID to buy rubber cement? I didn't! I guess you have to be 18 to buy it in Iowa. At twice that age and then some, it made me laugh! Anyway, once the glue was dry, I covered the background with watercolors (set from Hobby Lobby). I really don't like the hard lines that are around the edge of my background, I need some more practice with that. Once the background was dry, I rubbed off all the rubber cement. FYI--I did find that just using my fingers is better than an eraser. The eraser can rub off your watercolor if you go out of the lines. Thanks for stopping by!
I LOVE this watercolor class, I am a very clean and simple card maker and I was worried it would be a lot of detailed and involved ideas but there is so many things that fit my style and lots of techniques that don't take an hour to make. Love it! Oh, I already said that ;-)
I just bought my first stamps from Rubbernecker last month (details below). And they just scream "watercolor me." So I did! I added 3 different Distress markers in 'red' tones to the back of the stamp, misted it and stamped it on watercolor paper. I let that dry, used my stamp portioner and added another layer of dark red to the center of the flowers. I used my paint brush to splatter green and and yellow speckles around the background. Again, let it dry, added the detail lines (stems & flowers) with Ranger black Archival ink. Last, I used black liquid enamel to add black dots to the center of the flowers. Hope you like it! Have a great day!