Hi there! Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted something that I made just for fun. Busy busy busy!! This week is a slow one on my blog… I’m somehow ahead of schedule prepping for this year’s Creativation, so I thought that I would share this project that I made using one of the gorgeous stamp sets from Picket Fence Studios!
As you might have guessed, watercoloring is just about my favorite thing. When I want to relax, I pull out my watercolors and a pretty flower stamp and just play. Adding the layers, seeing how much depth I can achieve using my paints… I just love it. No-line watercoloring adds a bit of challenge to it and makes my brain do a little jig. Did you know that, in addition to those friggin amaaaaazing Life Changing Blending Brushes, Picket Fence Studios also sells a line of beautifully detailed stamps?
I began by stamping the gorgeous Rose Bouquet stamp using Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink on a panel of Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I have found that the Arches works quite well with the Ink On 3 fadeout ink. Some combinations of paper and coloring medium can do a little feathering, and I have plans to do a video discussing this at some point in the near future. I taped my stamped watercolor paper down to a cutting board to prevent warping, then began watercoloring with my Daniel Smith watercolors. (I’ll link individual colors in the link list at the end of the post.)
After I’d finished watercoloring, I used Versafine and clear embossing powder to add a simple sentiment from the Rose Bouquet stamp set. The clear embossing powder over the top of the stamped greeting really helps it to pop off of the page amongst the colorful watercoloring. It still needed something, but instead of my usual sequins or gems, I decided to do some artistic paint splatters. I diluted the same Daniel Smith colors that I’d used to paint the roses with a great deal of water, then used a paintbrush to pick up some color and artfully flick it onto the watercolor card stock. The clear embossing powder on the greeting helped to keep the sentiment nice and crisp, and the flicks of color helped to add a little interest to the white spaces outside of the watercoloring. A couple of strips of black card stock at the top and bottom of the watercolored panel finished it off.
Well, that’s all for me today! Once the Creativation craziness has subsided, I hope to get back to filming more videos for my own channel. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!