Thursday, April 13, 2023

Little Artist

I have a mix of old and new for you this week's Watercolour Weekend post on the Art Impressions blog.

Using Tombow #969/565 for all my main images, I started by stamping the easel from 5570 - Cottage and Easel Set, then added one of the 5054 - WC Little Boys Set images that was the correct scale.  After pulling out the colour with a damp brush, I built my bouquet from the bottom up.  The vines are from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 in #177, the roses from 5258 - WC Flower Set 4 in #856, the Daisy Bunch and Salvia from Flower Set - 4052 in #993/565 and to fill in around the flowers, the small greenery sprig from 5009 - WC Mini Flower Set is stamped in #126.  Shades of #992/977 were used on the pot and easel and little boy's hair, adding darker layers where the shadows would be.  Layers of #856 were painted on his hat and sneakers, again keeping it lighter on top where the sun would hit, and darker shades in the crevices.  With #565 I painted in his faded jeans, making the shade darker where the folds happen.  #850 was used as a skin tone, and #493 was painted on his t-shirt and as a wash for the sky.  The small grass from Foliage Set - 4051 was stamped in #126 and the colour was pulled out with a damp brush.

I drew in the paintbrush, and used #993 to paint the sun on the canvas, and a little patch of grass in #177.  #565 was painted in as shadows for the entire image, and anywhere that needed a little shading.  The background papers are from 5712 - Christmas Journal Paper Pack and 5741 Valentines Paper Pack, and the new 5726 Nested Circle Dies were used to add a mat to my image.  The finished card is 5" square.  Stop by the Ai blog this Saturday to see what Tricia and Diane have to share!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Blue Butterflies

 A few weeks ago I stamped and stencilled six of these beautiful butterflies from Pinkfresh Studio.  So today I decided to get a few of them made into cards.  I used the same inks with the Horizontal Stripes stencil, added the Braided Circle dies to one, and zigzag stitched them onto some light blue textured cardstock.  The butterflies' wings are propped up, and the Perfect Sentiments are attached with 3D foam adhesive.  

All supplies are Pinkfresh Studio.


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