Hey crafters welcome to Paulette’s Pretty Paper Crafts!!
I’m playing in Kathy‘s 30 day color challenge which is only 11 days this time.
I have chosen to use some art impressions stamps, the large bunnies, flower pot, birds, cart and vines on the left side of the cart.
The baby bunnies on the right are impression obsession but I thought they would fit in really well with this scene.
I also pulled miscellaneous flowers and plants from other stamps sets and the grass is from a Stampendous set. I like to pull things together to create my own little scenes as I enjoy creating this type of card the most.
I have used watercolor pencils to color in all of these images and I did stamp the flowers and the greenery that are in the flower cart and in the flower pot with Crayola washable kids markers. The rubber stamps take this type of coloring and stamping really well.
Then I take my Crayola washable kid’s markers and I scribble them down onto a slick surface where I can pick them up with my Pentel Water brush and distribute the colors wherever I want them.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you are all are finding time to color and enjoy Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day color challenge! I especially love that it is just coloring some thing.
Hey Crafters!! Today Kathy Altering a Holiday Stamped image , but I had this Red Rubber elephant and Stampin’UP! Zebra already stamped in my Canson 5.5 x 8 inch sketch book from Wal-Mart and I wanted to see if I could water color them.
I really wanted to go outside of my “Traditional Zone” and use some funky colors, like purple on the elephant and blue on the zebra, BUT in the end, I had to go back and dull everything down with some gray! It’s very hard for me to do non traditional, but I enjoy it so much when visiting other blogs.
They were a hot mess until I came back in with a Precision V5 fine point black pen (from Wal-mart) and drew on them. LOL. I love doing that! The results are so cool. And it just makes the image pop. You can do a similar thing if you leave your stamps in a stamping tool and just stamp over the images again. I faked this tree which is a bit sad, it was sketched in with a #2 pencil first, then added some water colors and let that dry, then doodled with Precision V5 pen.
These images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink mid September, so they have had time to cure well and the water didn’t seem to affect them very much. Normally I would stamp these in a permanent ink like Ranger Archival Jet Black or StazOn. I had not planned the tree, but after the animals were colored they looked odd and I said to myself, an elephant and a zebra would Pro a ally not be this close to each other. I used the aqua painter to dab light green leaves and let them dry. Then dabbed dark green leaves and let them dry. Then used a fan brush to tap, tap, tap those wispy looking bits all over the dried leaves and extending away from the edges of the branches and leaves. I used a big scrub brush to blob in the bushes around the animals and the fan brush over the top of that. The bushes never quite got where I was trying to go with them! LOL. So, I called it good and doodled on the animals, the tree and added extra grasses.
My “water colors” are from Crayola Washable Kid’s markers and Marvy Markers scribbled onto a paint pallet and picked up there with a wet aqua painter. I use Pentel Aquash in large and small. I love these water brushes, they don’t leak and they supply water to the brush tip without dripping. They travel well too!
Today she is using Bic Mark It alcohol markers. You know, I colored with them for years before getting into Copics. The cool thing about alcohol markers is that they will all work with each other and a blender solution.
I am playing with my new Jane Davenport aqua pastels for these well images from Stampendous called, P195 Wishing Well.