Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Hey everyone! I'm continuing my quest to leave no stamp unloved, and pulled out one of my newest acquisitions from Concord and 9th, this Hello Lovely stamp.
Happily, because the stamp is new, I can link up with the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge - Try Something New.
Anyway, I wanted to watercolor, and I was debating whether to use lines or no-line. I decided to no-line, and to use my WPlus9 Fairy Dust ink pad for the 'non-lines' when I discovered that the Fairy Dust ink will actually pick up the color you watercolor, but a shade darker. This provides a really cool look and makes you look like a much better watercolorer than you might be otherwise.. I will say that I was using my MISTI and did ink/stamp several times because the color is quite light and I wanted to be sure I saw all the lines, so this might have contributed to this effect.
I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors for the painting, and added a bunch of splatter at the end. I tend to use not just black, but also colors that I used in the painting. I think this warms up the card and gives it a more cohesive look. Plus really, the more splatter the better, right?
Because of my little ink discovery, this came together so much faster than it would have otherwise. I'm definitely going to use this technique again!
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