Friday, December 27, 2013

Combining Drawing, Painting and Stamping

This design combines drawing, painting and stamping - the flower image is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Flower Power.


 I first painted my background with a paintbrush and acrylic paint onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.


Next, I used India ink to draw in the flower pot and horizon line.  After it dried I used a brush to paint the flower pot with gesso and added a deeper shade of purple to the lower section with my finger.


I used a brush to paint the green stripes on the vase and added a tiny touch of gray on the white to get it some shading.


After it dried, I went back in with India ink and went over the the vase outline and horizon. I also added the the steams for the flowers.  I used a little sponge to apply paint to the flower image. I didn't worry to much about cleaning in between colors - I thought it added a little interest.  NOTE: be sure to clean your rubber right away after using paint. I used water. 


I added a deeper blue around the vase. The sentiment is from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral EZMount Stamp Set - Magnolia. I applied black paint with a paper towel and stamped. The flower centers are a little bit of gesso. After the gesso dried, I added dots of black paint and went over the vase and stems one more time with India ink.  I made one flower pop by adding red paint to the flower image and stamping it onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. I cut it out and adhered it with Double Sided Adhesive Foam Circles and allowed it hang over the boarder just a little. 


Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion DT members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Shout Out: My design was inspired by a painting that Donna Downey did as part of her 2013 Canvas Create series

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