Flowers on a wallPosted: April 28, 2015
This little spray of flowers is from the transparent set ‘You & Me’. I inked it with memento markers, spritzed it with water then stamped on watercolour paper. I realized when teaching recently that I have not been specifying a distance between the stamp and spritzer. It probably depends a little on the spray coming out of your spritzer so you will need to experiment. I have found that any spritzing from closer than 6 inches soaks the stamp too much and I end up with a pool of water on my paper instead of a blended image. I inked the flowers with memento rose bud and dotted the centres with rhubarb stalk; the leaves were done with memento olive grove. After stamping them I used a paint brush to round out some of the flowers and add more colour here and there.
I added the brick wall after stamping the flowers and did it in two steps. I inked the brick background stamp with memento London fog ink then added some darker colour with an espresso truffle marker. I wiped ink off part of the stamp so I could stamp to the right then repeated the process to the left. Any areas that needed filling in I did with a paint brush or marker. The sentiment fitted into a bare patch in the brick work.
Thanks for dropping by.
Stamps: Brick Wall, You & Me, Sprinkles & Smiles (PB)
Inks: Memento rose bud, rhubarb stalk, olive grove, espresso truffle markers, London fog ink pad & Versafine onyx black (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, grey, black, white cardstock