Thursday, October 22, 2009

Watercolor flowers

Using a stamp to create a soft water color appearance is far easier than it appears. There are several ways to achieve this "look". I will try to explain all the methods that I have used and in the next few days show you the results.
First you need a stamp. I love the Hero Arts line of florals. These are rather bold stamps and work well for this technique.
1. Mist your stamp lightly.
2. Color directly on the stamp with water soluble
oil pastels. I found the Portfolio Series at
Staples to be inexpensive and they work well.
3. Mist the stamp again.
4. Stamp on paper of choice. Now if the image is too dark mist and stamp again, without
5. You can mist and stamp to create a shadow image as well.
Play with the technique on scrap paper until you find the amount of color applied and the water misting that works best for you.
I used two colors on the flower and one green on the stem.
The words are computer generated, punched out and edged with a gold leaf Krylon pen.
The flower image was cut into an oval using a Coluzzle template and it to was edged with the Krylon pen.

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