Thursday, June 7, 2012


This simple leafy stamp from Hampton Art was the perfect one to begin my first attempt at watercoloring with ink.

I used StazOn black ink on regular cardstock to stamp the background image. I gave my Distress Inks a squeeze (Peeled Paint and Evergreen Bough) to put a little color on the lid of the inks. With my waterbrush I just sloppily, randomly colored over the stamped image. When it was dry (with the assistance of my handy, dandy heat gun--because I'm an impatient artist), I colored some of the leaves with a Gelly Roll pen (by Sakura) in "clear star". The photos don't show the glimpses of sparkle that this adds to the card--it's really a dazzly delight!

Once I added the sticker sentiment, I was "rejoicing" that I have an original card to send to a friend who needs some happy mail.

As summer begins (last day of school/work is tomorrow), it's time to play in the water...watercolor that is!



Vicky said...

Awesome technique! and Beautiful card :)