Monday, November 11, 2013

Watercolor Scenic Art Cards

I'm really loving my new Art Impressions rubber stamps. The stamps combined with my Marvy watercolor markers, 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, water container, paper towel, waterbrush, liquid mask, pink eraser, plastic palette, help me to create gorgeous frameable art cards.

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 Cart - P-1959
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.


r howard said...

Oh my..Just love the technique and creativity...

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

These are lovely. I have pinned.

Lindsay Weirich said...

thoses are beautiful and looks like fun to make!

Poppy said...

Hi Carla,

Visiting via Stephanie's party. Your pretty thumbnail caught my house obsessed eye! SO very charming are your cards; I love the sense of nostalgia!


Gail @ said...

Very sweet cards. You are artistic and love the scenes you chose.

Anonymous said...

What BEAUTIFUL cards you have made. I can only imagine how happy people are to receive them. You are very talented, great post. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Renee Matarese said...

I LOVE all of these. They're each so beautiful, it's tough to choose a favorite! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions. Renee

Lindsay Weirich said...

I love the scenes you built! great coloring too!

Rhoward said...

These cards are so unique and wonderful One must smile when they are luckily enough to receive.. They are just so fine...

oward said...

again your photos and tutorial are jsut wonderful.. I look forward to them all the time..