Hello and thanks for stopping by today! This week the Stamp Ink Paper design team are stamping with a fun theme. A theme challenge makes it easy to adapt any stamp set to fit the need. Fruit stamps are fun to color and also a great opportunity to help teach the concept of watercolor with depth. Stamping is simple but adding some color is where I really live.
Watercolor with Depth
This week the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge is stamping with a fun theme. Please come over and add your card by CLICKING HERE to visit now.
I’m also playing along with the Less is More Challenge, to Bring Something Back. I’m bringing back my love of painting! CLICK HERE to visit now.
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″ + a scrap for sentiment
Watercolor Paper panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ + scraps for die cuts
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Creating Watercolor with Depth
I’d first like to say that I am by no means an expert in painting. I’m a self taught crafter that like to share what I learn to others that want to learn as well. It being me joy to help others and see them flourish with a new form of art or technique. Here are some tips to help achieve great results in watercoloring your stamped images to create a look of depth.
Always use Watercolor Paper, as it DOES make a difference.
The best blend happens for me with the wet-on-wet technique. Wet the watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter first, before adding color.
Start with the lightest color to color the desired area. White space is really okay to create highlighted areas!
Find the natural curve of the object and create the look of contour. I start from the farthest point in a curved object and blend the color in, toward the mid area. For a strawberry, I found the shadow where two berries were side by side and added darker color to the shadows. Since a strawberry is more or less shiny, I kept the overall look light and focused dark color into the shadows.
Give the jar some some attention too! Blend out the stamped lines as soon as they hit the paper and it will give a more natural look. Also remember the jar is flat on the bottom but it’s round… so give it a shaded contour toward the bottom.
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Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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