Saturday 18 May 2019

Watercolour Figure: How to Cheat!

I am not very good at colouring or drawing for that matter.  That is why I love working with stamped images.  I particularly avoid trying to draw people, so these new stamps designed by Dee Fitzsimmons for Claritystamp were perfect to try and help me get over my fears. I still don't think I am anywhere near perfect, but these images encourage me to keep trying!
Cut a piece of 300gsm watercolour card to A5. Lay the card behind the photo frame aperture and lightly mark the perimeter with a sharp pencil. Stamp ‘Hope’ in Antique Linen distress oxide and add the bracket and birdcage in Jet Black Archival ink.
Colour ‘Hope’ using a mixture of Kuretake and Ecoline water colour pens and Van Gogh water colour paints. By stamping the figure in Distress Oxide, the stamped lines blend into the background giving the impression of a hand drawn and painted figure.
Add an ombre background using Ecoline pens in shades of blue and a water brush.
When dry, add the sentiment and the name ‘Hope’ in Jet Black archival ink.
Give the chipboard photo frame a coat of white gesso.
Once dry, add a coat of Azo Orange acrylic paint.
Create a cluster of small stamps from the set. Stamp in Versamark ink multiple times in the top left and bottom right corners of the frame and heat emboss in detail Capri embossing powder.
Add the sentiment and one of the little birds in gold detail embossing powder.
 Rub Viva D├ęcor Inka-Gold (gold) Wax Paste over the frame and buff up the colour.
Stick the picture into the photo frame and add the back.

1 comment:

Lynne Bishop said...

Colouring especially figures is a problem for me as well. The stamps look lovely, I do like like all the little extras with them as well. Well done Sarah. X