Friday, February 28, 2014

Watercolored Stream

It has been so cold and snowy here in the Midwest - I am longing for some warm, spring weather, so I painted a little spring scene using a lovely image from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Stream of Life.

I stamped the scene image onto watercolor paper with a black StazOn ink pad. After it dried completely, I colored with a water-brush and Distress ink pads, using the packaging pamphlet as a color guide.  I "stamped" the ink pads onto an acrylic block and used it as a palette.  I worked in one area at a time to allow the colors to blend - wetting the area first with clear water, then lightly dabbing in color. 

Distress ink pads used: spice marmalade, weathered wood, black soot, crushed olive, pine needles, shabby shutter, tumbled glass, broken china, worn lipstick, mustard seed, vintage photo, rusty hinge.

After everything dried, I went back in and darkened a few areas for contrast. To add a little sparkle in the water, I used a glitter pen for highlights. 

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1 comment:

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Trena, your colouring looks fantastic, Cathy x