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!