Friday, July 19, 2013

Three Photo Inspired Stamped Watercolor Cards



These cards were inspired by a number of old photographs and slides taken by my husband through the years. I wanted to try my hand at combining the lovely Art Impressions Stamps with my scenic drawings. It was fun to figure out what would be peeking through the foreground of those stamped images.
Art Impressions Stamps used:
Fence - UMP1499
Flower Pot, Gate and various foliage stamps from the Stamp Set UM3521
Supplies:
Scenic photo or slide
Marvy Watercolor Markers
140 lb. Watercolor Paper
Water brush
Palette
Card 1 Barn Card:
Card was inspired by a barn scene.

Photo of inspirational barn.

Color using markers on the back of the gate and flower pot twice and stamp on to water color paper.
“Pull” out color of each image with damp brush, carefully not adding too much water. Let dry.
Stamp flower pot on a separate piece of paper and cut out. Place on top of the printed pot. Print an overlapping pot on the water color paper, creating a pot behind the original pot. “Pull” out the color from the image. Let dry.
Print foliage in the pots and grass at the bottom of the pots and gate using markers. Pull out same of the grass.
Draw a barn scene to fit behind the stamped images. Use a palette, markers and water brush to paint in the drawing.
Use a variety of foliage and grass to fill in the surrounding areas.

My first try working out the perspective.
Card 2 Blue Roof card:
This card was inspired by an old slide, which when I drew the picture didn't have a fence in the foreground. Now it does!

Color the back of the fence and stamp on water color paper.
“Pull” out color from the fence with the damp water brush.
Stamp grass across the bottom of the fence.
Stamp various foliage above the fence.
Draw house peeking out above the fence and foliage.
Use a palette, markers and water brush to paint in the drawing.
Card 3 Garden Cottage Card:


This card was also inspired by an old slide, which when I drew the picture didn't have a fence in the foreground. Now it has a fence too!

Color the back of the fence and stamp on water color paper.
“Pull” out color from the fence with the damp water brush.
Stamp grass across the bottom of the fence.
Stamp various foliage above the fence.
Draw scene with cottage above fence.
Using both ends of the markers (thick or thin sides) to fill in parts of the cottage. A dry brush and paper towel help to make the shadows on the cottage. Fill in grass around the cottage. Paint the path and lawn with watered down maker from the palette. Foliage is stamped coming from behind the cottage. Use a scrap of paper to block the cottage.

4 comments:

RHoward said...

You continue to amaze me with your new and unusual ideas!!! Great work!! You are the Energizer rabbit!!R Howard

Lindsay Weirich said...

lovely work as always Carla!

Linda Bouffard said...

These cards are so wonderful, Carla and I'm so glad that you share them with everyone! Your friend, Linda

Heather said...

Wonderful creations Carla - so creative and wonderfully incorporated with photographs and stamped images.

Thanks so much for joining us ag Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx