Hats Off

As you know I don’t often stamp, draw or paint people but these cute stamps featuring hats called to me and I decided to feature them in a grid pattern, Brady Bunch style. I taped the small Darkroom Door ‘mixed boxes’ stencil to hot pressed watercolour paper to provide the grid. Working in a stamp positioner I stamped the three hatted women in the large boxes and the sentiment from the same set in the small right hand box using Gina K’s obsidian amalgam ink.

I painted the women in their hats first using Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils, some colouring directly on the paper and some picking up paint from the tip of the pencil. As I had kept the stencil taped to the panel I was able to blend lost shadow distress ink in the spaces to frame the faces.

I’m thinking ‘hats off to you!’ might be a congratulatory sentiment. How would you use a card like this with that jaunty little phrase?

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4 Comments on “Hats Off”

  1. nancystiz says:

    You are a master of so many techniques! Love the images and the format you chose. You managed to make the sweater on the girl on the bottom look fuzzy! This is not only a fun card but so well done. I would use it maybe for a milestone birthday or even a graduate or perhaps a job promotion.

  2. Pat says:

    These three ladies look great in their different outfits and hats and the shaded boxes with one in each and the sentiment in another looks great Heather, and a super sentiment too which works perfectly. I think if it was a graduation I would have a mortarboard with a blue sky/cloud background having been thrown up in the air, as they do do tend to do this, and the sentiment underneath would be quite appropriate I think. I don’t think I would come up with anything any better than this innovative and clever look using the ladies. x

  3. Bonnie says:

    This would be great for a graduation card! Love the faces! I steer away from them myself, but it looks like you’re a master!

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    Very well executed Heather. I would use the sentiment for a new job card.

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