Happy Holidays, Ai fans!
One of my favourite things to do with my Art Impressions Watercolor stamps, is to use them differently then how they were intended. I wanted to do a fireplace scene, and stumbled upon 5127 - Build My Life Set, and knew it would be perfect:
I used 6 different stamp sets to create my scene today! I started with 5269 - Wood Frames Set, colouring just a portion of one side with my Tombow #969 Chocolate to create the wooden mantle. I had to build my scene from front to back, so I used my stamp positioner to stamp the kitten from 5016 - WC Mini Critter Set in #947 Burnt Sienna, and covered him with a mask. Next came the small window, which was coloured with #N45 Cool Grey 10, stamped in the center of my panel, and then covered with a mask. I masked off the sides of my scene with purple tape, since the brick image is quite a bit larger - coloured the bricks in #N55 Cool Grey 7, and stamped it just below the mantle. When I removed the purple tape and masks, I used my N55 marker directly on the paper to draw in the edges of the bricks that were cut off by the tape. I used a damp brush to soften all the lines of my painting, and to pull out the colours.