When using watercolor markers for scenic art the basic idea is to color on the back of the stamp with the marker ad stamp on the paper. Then using a damp waterbrush to "pull" out the color. That is followed by adding color off the palette with the brush and adding details. You can continue to add more stamping in the same way.
When you leave white areas, it creates highlights and and gives form to the shapes.
I use liquid mask as a resist when I want images to appear to have been stamped "behind" other images. This creates an element of depth to the work. So in the case of my fence behind the flower pot and the watering can, these were stamped and waterbrushed. When these are dry, I soaped (easier to get the masking liquid off the brush) brush and dipped it into the mask. I brush the mask over my painted images (careful not to smear my images), let it dry and then stamped my fence where I wanted it.
I pulled out my color from the fence and let that dry. I use my pink eraser and my fingers to remove the dried liquid mask. Now although the fence was stamped over, it looks in back of the pot and can!
After adding more details with the stamps, markers and waterbrush, I trim the work to fit the front of my base card and adhered it.
Another way the have images appear to be behind another images is to cover the original images with a sheet of paper and print slightly over it.
I'm so pleased with each of my cards and look forward to making more with Art Impression stamps.
Art Impressions Stamps used:
Cottage - M2425
Fence - UMP1499
|There is so much that can be done with these wonderful versatile stamps.|
Wooden Barrel - F-1730
Wooden Stand - P-1705
Flower Pot - Stamp Set UM3521
Gate - Stamp Set UM3521
Tiny Grass - Stamp Set UM3521
Watering Can - Stamp Set UM3521
Leaves - Stamp Set UM3521
Ivy Vine - Stamp Set UM3521
|This is one of my favorite cards, it used all art Impression stamps and shows so much depth. It has inspired me to combine many of my stamp to create lovely scenes.|
These stamps and this blog post was submitted to Just Cards Magazine.