Welcome to the bi-monthly Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend. Our challenge this time was to use a new tool or new technique and I chose to use both. I got a new Cricut machine so I made an envelope out of Bristol Smooth Paper which is wonderful for our technique of watercolor because the colors blend so well on it with very little water. I've always wanted to make a scene on the envelope but this was the first time I have ever tried it. You could always use Watercolor Ground on a white envelope if you don't have a Cricut machine or a way to make your own envelope. I think this envelope would be perfect for a Father's Day card or male birthday card, don't you?
To recreate a scene like this, first stamp the fence scene from the 5377 Fenced Scene inked in the Tombow 969 and then in the 565. I didn't ink the hills, just the fence and road. Stamp the barn from the 5371 Barn Set inked the same way and stamped off on scratch paper first. Pull the color our of the lines then color in the barn with 569 which is more blue than the purple 565. Color the roof and doors with N75. Use the fine tip of the blue Tombow TwinTone pen to darken the windows. Use 249 to color the hill behind the barn. Stamp the fence from the Barn Set inked in 969. Stamp the tree trunk from 5372 Mini Foliage inked in 969 on either side of the barn then stamp the greenery from that same set on the trees. Dab at them with a wet brush. Use the grass inked in 177 around the barn and 969 for the pathway from the barn. Stamp the tree trunk from the 5373 Lg Tree Set inked in 969 in the front. Use the foliage from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 inked in 177 to add leaves to your tree. Repeat using 173 on the leaves for the two-toned look. Use 969 and 565 to color in the fence, then use 565 to add the shadows of the posts on the ground. Make shadows on the road using 565. Stamp the windmill from the barn set inked in 969 and 565. Add shadows with 565. Use 177 for the ground under the tree and use 173 on the windmill side. Use 526 for the sky.