Watercolored poppies

As I have been having fun doing some watercolor painting lately,  I was keen to try some of the techniques with stamps.  I love watercolor paintings  of poppies so the beautiful Flourishes poppy stamps were the perfect place to start.

Getting the effect I was after took some trial and error.  The Stampin Up inks dry  very  quickly so I could not stamp them and then use an Aqua Painter to spread and blend the ink.  I found that the best technique was to stamp,  then “paint” some ink into the leaves and flowers and then mist the whole image with water in order to get the inks to blend and run a little more.   I did this several times before I was happy with the results.   The leaves are stamped in Always Artichoke but I used Garden Green ink along with the Artichoke when painting.  The images are stamped onto watercolor paper.


Stamps:  Poppy Patch (Flourishes), Short and Sweet
Inks:   Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke Garden Green, Basic Black
Cardstock:   Acquarello Watercolor Paper, Real Red, Always Artichoke, Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock
Also:  Artichoke grosgrain  ribbon

2 Comments on “Watercolored poppies”

  1. Kathy says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have this set, but haven’t inked it up yet. This is very inspiring- it makes me want to see what I can create with these poppy stamps. Your cards are just gorgeous 🙂

  2. Susan (rainy says:

    BEAUTIFUL effect. These are both gorgeous cards!!

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