Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the CLASSroom. We are focusing on Art Impressions products this week and I chose to work with the Garden Bench – Watercolor Series 7 Set 2. Before I started I hopped over to You Tube to see Bonnie Krebs’ two part video tutorial that shows step by step how to create a scene with these stamps. For my project I also used the Watercolor Flower and Watercolor Foliage stamp sets. Both of these sets can be used over and over with all of the Art Impressions watercolor scenic stamp sets.
I used a mix of Hickory Smoke and Gathered Twigs markers to apply ink to the bench stamp.
I wet my brush, squeezed the water off and began gently pulling out the color off the lines of the bench and cat.
I applied Peeled Paint on to an acrylic blog for my palette, mixed it with water and painted around the bench and between the slats to create a base for the grass and foliage that will surround the bench.
I applied Tumbled Glass ink on my acrylic block, mixed it with water and lightly painted the bench. I have to admit I got my blue a little too dark but I just had to keep going.
I applied peeled paint to the foliage image and stamped it around the bench. Each time I inked the foliage I stamped it two or three times to create darker and lighter images. I then went back with my damp brush and softened the leaves.
I repeated the same multiple stamping technique with the grass image.
I used a larger brush to pull soften the grass image.
I used Chipped Sapphire to apply blue flowers around the bench and softened with my smaller wet brush.
I added touches of brown along the edge of the bench to create a slight shadow.
I failed to get a picture of the last addition of small flowers around the base of the bench using Wilted Violet ink and finished by adding one tiny butterfly. Oh and I must confess my little sleeping kitten got a little to dark when I first tried pulling the color off of his lines. So I stamped another one, cut it out and attached him in place with a couple glue dots.
I hope you have been inspired to try creating an Art Impressions watercolor scene of your own. Although I’m no great artist I had lots of fun with this project.