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tulip bouquet

Here are some more blooms  to spur on the spring feelings. I worked on an abstract brusho background, one of the panels I mentioned back in an earlier post created with some sprinkled and spritzed brusho. I took my colour cues from the brusho and stamped the stems and leaves in forest moss distress ink and petals  in spiced marmalade.

Next I sprinkled very small amounts of gamboge brusho in the tulips and activated it with a damp brush. I did one petal at a time to stop them all just blending into the same shade. I made sure some areas stayed dark and others were more diluted and light. I did the same thing for the stems and leaves but used turquoise and olive green brusho.

The panel is cold pressed watercolour paper so there is some texture to it. Have you tried stamping over a brusho background? I enjoyed the way the brusho dictated the colour scheme for me but didn’t take over the whole panel.

Supplies:

Stamps: tulip bouquet, smile today!

Paper: cold pressed watercolour paper, neenah natural white

Inks: spiced marmalade distress ink, forest moss distress ink, olympia green versafine ink

Paints: gamboge, turquoise, olive green brusho

Tools: Stamping platform

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3 Comments on “tulip bouquet”

  1. Pat says:

    These tulips are delightful and beautifully coloured using the Brushos Heather, and love the Brusho background too, so vibrant and pretty. x

  2. lollthompson says:

    Beautiful work watercolouring with Brushos, Heather. The colours are gorgeous. xx

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    A lovely card Heather. You are just a whiz with brusho. You don’t make a complete mess like I do sometimes. The background is so subtle yet complementaryto the tulips.


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