Friday, April 30, 2021

Ai Watercolor Weekend April 30, 2021


 
Hello!

The theme for the Art Impression's Watercolor Weekend is quick and easy and this card certainly was that. If you would like to make it, first stamp the birdhouse (not the post) from the 5261 Large Birdhouse Set inked in Tombow 969 and 565 and stamped off on scrap paper into the middle of your watercolor paper - I used Canson.  Stamp it again on a piece of watercolor paper and cut it out so you can color it up and use foam tape to add dimension to your card.  Stamp the tree from the 5010 Tree Set 1 inked in 969 above the birdhouse.  Use the vine from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 first inked in 177 and then stamp it inked in 173. I just love those two colors together.  Dab at them with a wet brush, then use some 969 off the palette to color in the branch. Use the largest foliage set from 4051 inked in 177 to add the flower bush below the birdhouse. Stamp the flowers from 5008 Flower Set 3 inked in 249 for the stems and 685 for the flowers onto the bush. Ink the bird from the 5261 Large Birdhouse Set inked in 565 and then color it in with 526. Darken the beak and eye with a fine point black pen. Drag the color out of the lines of the birdhouse just around the outside for a sky look.  Color the roof and bottom of the other birdhouse in 969 and then use the 565 to darken the windows. Use some 565 on the palette to add shade under the posts. Use a ruler to draw a line above the birdhouse to the branch. Use the 5063 Rectangle Die Set to cut it out and a background piece.


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Ai Watercolor Weekend 16, 2021


 

Hello All!

The theme for this Art Impression's Watercolor Weekend is to use containers. My three sons and three grandsons are all climbers so I had the idea of a little boy climbing up containers to see a nest. I took Bonnie Krebs', Ai's wonderful Owner/Creator's advice to stamp my containers on scratch paper, cut them out and use them to decide what scene I would like to make. This is what I came up with and let me tell you, it's probably the fastest I've ever come up with a scene! Give it a try. If you would like to make this, first stamp the 4875 Garden Wagon inked in the Tombow brown 969 then the blue 565, stamped off first on scratch paper, onto your slimline base piece of watercolor paper. I used Canson. Put some masking tape over the top of the wagon, ink the box from the 4871 Rustic Containers in the 969 then 565 and using your stamp positioner, stamp it in the wagon. Continue in the same way for the 4701 Clay Pot and the 4870 Ornate Container. Ink up the little boy in 969 and using the stamp positioner, place him in the pot. Ink up the nest from the 4872 Birds Set in the 969 and the 565 then using the stamp positioner, stamp it at eye level for your little boy. Using the branch from the 5010 Tree Set 1 inked in 969 and using the stamp positioner, stamp it around the nest. Pull the color out of the lines of the branch and then stamp in the leaves using the 4051 Foliage inked in 177. Color the eggs in 291. Use the Tombow TwinTone in brown and blue to add some darker lines around the eggs and in the nest. Next pull the color out of the lines of all of the containers and the little boy. Color the little boys hair in with 947. His face and arm and foot is colored with 850. His overalls are colored in 291. I added his eyelash with the brown Tombow TwinTone pen. His cuff, pockets and label is colored in 565 The pot under him is colored in 685 and the lines and shading is in 565. The flowers are from the 4052 Flower Set 1 inked in 565. The leaves are 177. The clay pot is colored in N45. The box is colored in 969 with the sides and opening darkened with 565. The wagon was colored in 177 and then 249 on just the outer sides. The tires are colored in N45. Use 565 for the shade on the wagon and under it. Stamp the tall greenery from the 4867 Foliage Set 2 inked in 177 for the tall purple flowers. The flowers are from the 4052 Flower Set 1 inked in the 685. Use the grass from the wagon set inked in 177 on the stems and 565 on the tops on either side of the wagon. Use some green on the palette for the ground cover. The sky is watercolored in with 526. I hope some of you give this a try and tag me in it. 

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Happy Spring April 9, 2021

 


I just loved this tutorial by Bonnie Krebs - Owner/Creator of the greatest stamp company Art Impressions. It was not very challenging yet so rewarding.  Her tutorial is on YouTube so check it out! 




Friday, April 2, 2021

Ai Watercolor Weekend April 2, 2021

 



Happy Easter weekend!

I hope you like my card for the Art Impression's Watercolor Weekend. It was easy and fun to make. To make it yourself, stamp the sleeping bunny from the 5016 Mini Critter set inked in Tombow N52. Next stamp and cut out a mask for it out of post it tape. Stamp the wagon from the 4875 Garden Mini Set also inked in the N52. Ink the larger bunny from the 4874 Bunnies Set inked in 969. Use masking tape to cover the wagon top edge and stamp the watering can from the 5012 Wishing Well Mini Set inked in N52. Stamp the flower pot from the 4869 Small Container Set inked in 969. Stamp the flowers inside it from the 4868 Flower Set 2 inked in 177 and 755. Dab at them with a wet brush, then pull the color our of the lines on the pot and add 977 from the palette. Pull the color out of the lines on the watering can and then add some of the N52 from the palette. Add the N52 to the wheels and bars under the wagon. Watercolor the wagon with 291. Shade it with 565. Pull the color out of the lines of the bunny under the wagon and add a little bit of the 565 to shade it.  The cheeks and ears of the bunnies are 803. Add the 977 to the big bunny where he would be darkest. Darken their eyes and draw the whiskers with a pencil or fine black pen. Stamp the bird from the 4966 Bird Bath Set inked in 969, using a stamp positioner. Color his belly in N52 and his feathers in 969. Darken his eye and any washed out lines, if needed, with a fine black pen. Stamp the grasses from the wagon set inked in 177.  Stamp the grass from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 inked in 177 and use some of that to cover the ground in front. Then use some 565 to shade under the bunnies and wagon.  Color the sky with 526. I used a white Uni-ball Signo Gel pen to add white dots to the wagon. I used my label maker to make the Happy Easter sentiment. I cut it out using the 5061 Square Double Stitched Dies because of the Square It Up Challenge on the Ai Blog.  


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