Thursday, June 7, 2012

whatever is original...

I was hoping to get some "original" designs posted soon, and I am happy to announce that I have one for you TODAY!  This simple leafy stamp from Hampton Art was perfect to begin my attempt to watercolor with ink.

I used StazOn black ink on regular cardstock to stamp the background image.  I gave my Distress Inks a squeeze (Peeled Paint and Evergreen Bough) to put a little color on the lid of the inks.  With my waterbrush I just sloppily, randomly colored over the stamped image.  When it was dry (with the assistance of my handy, dandy heat gun--because I'm an impatient artist), I colored some of the leaves with a Gelly Roll pen (by Sakura) in "clear star".  The photos don't show the glimpses of sparkle that this adds to the card--it's really a dazzly delight!

Once I added the sticker sentiment, I was "rejoicing" that I have a "Kelly original" to send to a friend who needs some happy mail. 

As summer begins (last day of school/work is tomorrow), it's time to play in the water...
                                       watercolor that is!


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