Beat the Heat with Water(colour)Posted: July 24, 2013 | Author: Heather | Filed under: Floral Applique, Hot Rod, Lace Trims, Social Butterfly, Summer Fun, Watercolour | Tags: Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Memento inks |10 Comments
There is a new challenge running at on the Penny Black blog inviting you to share your summer stamping for a chance to win some stamps.
We have had a long stretch of hot weather here in Ottawa and one of the coolest places in the house is my basement craft area. The best way to cool down and beat the heat is to head for the water so I created a one page watercolour sample sheet. I used masking tape to make nine mini panels but next time I think I’ll use painter’s tape as the masking tape ripped the surface of the paper in a few places. I worked on two or three panels at a time and ended up with six out of nine that I wanted to make into cards.
The hot rod panel above was created by wetting the panel first then stamping the car image with Memento Olive Grove ink. The ink began to bleed immediately separating into two pigments, a green and an orange. I increased the amount of orange by adding a little Memento tangelo ink with a paintbrush here and there.
The panel below was also created by stamping onto wet paper. In order to have soft blended images as well as sharp ones I stamped with both Memento ink and Versafine. The memento is a water soluble dye ink whereas the Versafine is oil based.
You will see some of the panels have a border left by the tape but others were cropped right to the edge of the water coloured panel.
To create the dragonfly panel below I wet the paper with a yellow wash made using memento cantaloupe, this time stamping with a lace trim stamp. When the panel was dry I sponged through a die-cut mask of a dragonfly before stamping the dragonflies. I die cut a couple of watercoloured dragonflies to add to the border of the panel.
I also created a couple of tiny scenes using the cute little stamps from the Summer Fun set
One of my panels was very small so I made a mini card.
Stamps: Floral Applique, Sentimental, Hot Rod, Lace Trims, Summer Fun, Life’s Messages (PB)
Inks: A selection of Memento ink pads and markers & Versafine inks (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Portofino 100% cotton 140lb hotpressed watercolour paper
Your panels are lovely…each unique!
I love each of your panels! Awesome and inspiring!
A genius of an idea to stamp these panels, and each one an exquisite work of art. Way to go. Keep cool in that basement. TFS
Oh, I love all your work. Watercolor is so much fun and you do it so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing your art!!
Such inspiration! You make me want to get out all my watercolours immediately. Of course, now that I’ve seen these amazing cards, I’d be disappointed with my own results. 😉
what an awesome way to make several cards!
Watercolour is soooo difficult but you make it look so easy! Such a super project and fun to keep as one piece too! Thanks again for the inspiration!
What a lovely idea to use stamps with watercolour techniques. I must give this a try soooon! Thank you for sharing.
These are so very beautiful. Thanks for all the tutorials you do explaining how you create your wonderful works of art. I really need to try watercolours more. I’m just not good at it.
I was in Ontario, close to Ottawa last week. I was there for a week visiting who lives by Griffith. I am originally from Ontario and love it when I get the chance to go back for any reason.
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