When I saw these great stamps drawn and designed by Mario Rossi III. at CHA, I KNEW I loved his style.
Drawing your own stamps makes you truly an Artist ..IMHO.
So, to do my part to help a thriving Artist....I bought a set that is all about my favorite time of year...
What could be more about fall than the Fall colors in Dylusions Spray Inks...and mixing and playing around with them on watercolor paper was just WAY too much fun for me!
They are bright, they are concentrated, and they are gorgeous.
Spray your paper with water, here a Pentalic Watercolor Journal, and then load up the sprays. I did NOT blot them, I just dried them with the Heat It Tool. I wanted the intensity.
Then I stamped with Archival Jet Black ink using Dyan's Word Love and Mario Jr.'s Autumn Blueprint.
I'm not good at taking pics as I go, so this is a bad light shot, but I wanted you to see how the brown and green run together and make a very dark color.
This is the BEFORE.....
These inks have the great quality of a watercolor paint that can be lifted with water and a brush.
Here I'm adding puddles of water with a brush and lifting the color wherever I want to lighten.
Using a paper towel, I lift the layers of color to lighten within the stamped image.
Just continue to take the color off in sections wherever you like.
I completely covered the area with the words to take lots of color out around them.
This is the AFTER.....you can see the backruns of the water created that I really like.
This detail shows the white and black penwork. And lots more stamping using the rolling technique from Dyan.
I used white paint on Basic Background dot stamp and colored over with the Broken China Distress Marker. Where I added some random circles with it over the Lemon Zest spray...it turned green.
Pretty cool...but on the white paint it remained blue.
I went back and took the tops off the sprays and just painted intense color back into the leaves where I wanted more color.
And here you can see the drops of water that I flicked here and there...and blotted off to reveal the lighter underside of the paper.
These Inks are so great for this technique....
So if it looks way too dark, just wait, lift the color with water, high-light, and stamp some more.
Layers, and Layers, and Layers create depth into which you look at your painting.
The Broken China over some of the white dots was the last thing I did. It just needed a bit of different color here and there to break up all the warm colors.
And this is the last shot to bore you with of the book completely open.
I have to try some more of this ..... not enough hours in the day!
- Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Broken China
- Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous- Autumn Blueprint
- uni-POSCA - White and Black pens