I've done a little masking today to put my scene together for the upcoming Watercolour Weekend post on the Art Impressions blog.
Using 5068 - Living Water Set, I positioned the bucket along with the geese from 4207 - Feather Friends on the same block, and stamped them onto my Canson XL Watercolour Paper using Tombows #969/565. After masking them both, I used my stamp positioner to place the wishing well just behind them. I pulled the colour out of the lines with a damp brush, using it to create the greys of the stones and rocks, and shadowing the wood and geese. I used the Daisy Bunch from 5074 - Bible Flower Set and #565 as the flowers in the bucket, then stamped my greenery from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 on either side of the well in #126. Tones of #992/977/969 were used for the bucket and wooden posts, to create an aged, weathered wood look, and #407 was painted on the roof and spindle. With the medium sprig from 4867 - WC Foliage Set 2 New, and #177, the vine was stamped to be winding up the well onto the roof, and after dampening it with water, I went in a second time to add some darker branches. The heart circle from 4868 - WC Flower Set 2 was stamped in clusters using #993 to add in the yellow flowers. I used my #905 and 933 markers directly on the paper to colour in the beaks and feet of the geese. *To make sure that the geese didn't fade into the background, I made sure that there was enough greenery behind them to give contrast to their white bodies.
The small grass from 5073 - Bible Foliage Set was stamped repeatedly in #126 to add touches of grass around the scene, and a wash of the green extended the look of grass on the ground. To finish up, I used Bleed Proof White ink to add white centers to my blue flowers, used #565 to add shadows on the well, the rock and around the geese - and finally, used my blue Twintone marker to add a few dots, and darken up some of the lines. A wash of # 493 was painted in as the sky.