It's Art Impressions week in the CLASSroom and I'm excited to bring you another watercolor creation featuring their watercolor series line. This line is a fun mix and match, make a scene with rubber stamps and is a fun way to watercolor without actually drawing a thing!
I was drawn to this beautiful house stamp as it reminds me a lot of my own century home in the layout of some of the architectural elements and I thought it would be fun to put together this scene. I've really used my imagination though on this painting as it has a garden I can only dream of!
The set is the Watercolor Series 8 Set 1 and it comes with a sample image and some instructions inside the folded packaging to help you recreate your own.
The rubber is a high quality grey rubber cling stamps and comes with four pieces that can be used separately or together.
To use these stamps simply peel off the paper backing and place the cling foam directly onto an acrylic block.
I've used three of the four stamps to create the scene. You'll notice that these images don't have a lot of hard lines on them. The house seems to fade off which is great for adding in greenery along the sides without having to worry about a black stamped line showing through. I've stamped them in Jet Black Archival Ink which is my go to ink for watercoloring...and almost everything!
Before I get to the watercoloring, I thought I'd show you a peek at my watercolor storage. It's a metal utensil trio and I store my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in two of the bins and my Peerless watercolors in the third. It makes it super handy to grab and go. I often bring my watercolor supplies upstairs to the kitchen where there is more natural light when I'm painting.
To start with, I add in brown pigment along the main lines of the house, then blend out the color with a brush with clear water on it.
I slowly build up the house and the shadows, the greenery and the details, one step at a time. I usually start quite light and then go back in and add more color and depth as needed.
After adding in some more greenery in the foreground and a blue sky in the background, I'm done with the watercoloring section.
Here's a peek at the palette of color I used.
Once the painting is done, I adhered it onto a vellum mat and then onto a Solar White card stock card base. The Essentials by Ellen Lovely Stamp set by Julie Ebersole has some fabulous sentiments in it and I've stamped one one the bottom of the design with the Misti.
The top of the card needed a little something to anchor the design but I wanted to keep it clean and simple. My sewing machine came in handy for a added strength to the adhesive and also added a light design element.
And finally, just before I called it finished, some white gel pen accents on the watercoloring add in some great highlights.
Thanks so much for joining me today in the CLASSroom! I hope you'll be inspired to try creating your own stamped watercolor scene!