I can’t get enough of the Sitting Here stamp set, I just love it.
I wanted to use the stamp set to try my hand at water colouring. I stamped the swing seat in Chocolate Chip ink onto Whisper White cardstock and used an Aquapainter with a tiny bit of water to paint the wooden slats. I wanted a really light, distressed effect to the wood – it worked really well. I used a Night of Navy marker to colour in the stripes on the cushion.
Using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set, I stamped the leaf and foliage image using Basic Grey ink and coloured it in using Sweet Sugarplum – one of the new 2016 – 2018 InColours available from 1st June – Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi inkpads and the Aquapainter. The cat was also stamped in the Basic Grey and lightly coloured using Smoky Slate ink and added a light swipe of grey to ground the cat. I really liked the way the image turned out. I added the mat to a Thick Whisper White card base and called it done.
The second card was stamped in exactly the same way using the same colours. I tried to watercolour the background, not very successfully as I was using regular Whisper White cardstock. The regular cardstock is thin and starts to pill if it gets wet; I should really have used Thick Whisper White or Shimmery White cardstock which both cope better with water. Best of all would be Water Colour paper which, of course, I have run out of. I added a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock, leaving a thin border. I put the panel onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock whilst I looked for a piece of Whisper White and decided I liked it better.
I mixed it up again with the third card by stamping the cushion in Bermuda Bay ink onto Whisper White cardstock and masked it off before adding the swing seat is in Basic Grey. Because this is an archival ink it doesn’t react with water so I coloured it lightly with Smoky Slate ink. I added the leafy canopy from the Sheltering Tree stamp set using 1st and 2nd generation Wild Wasabi ink. The grass, stamped in Garden Green, comes from the In the Meadow stamp set as do the flowers and the butterfly, which I coloured with a variety of markers. I added some shadowing using Smoky Slate ink. It needed some sky so I used a cloud punch out from the Tree Builder Punch and a Sponge Dauber to add light Soft Sky shading, love the puffy cloud effect this gives.
I love the 3rd card; it looks just like a painting. I am tempted to frame it.
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