Friday, November 18, 2022

2022 Christmas Exclusive



I just love the annual Art Impressions 2022 Simon Says Stamp Christmas Exclusive set this year (and every year)! So fun and easy to watercolor! This stamp set is only available on the website. If you haven't used their website for craft supplies - check them out. They have the biggest selection I've ever seen on one website. To make this card, just stamp it in Archival Ink on watercolor paper using a Misti stamp platform. Use Tombow markers to color it up. Tip: Do the red last because if you touch it with a wet brush, it can spread where you don't want it to be. I love to use a very fine point black pen to add eyelashes. I also used a glitter pen to add some extra shine to the bulbs, star and bells. There are so many great sentiments included in the set that I will be using on many of my holiday cards. Cut it out with the 5063 Rectangle Double Stitched Die set. Have fun!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend Nov 19, 2022


Who else feels the holidays sneak up on you? I better get busy making Christmas cards. I used this adorable snowman stamp for my card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend. Give this one a try. It's pretty fast and easy. Make an oval mask with masking paper and the 5065 Oval Double Stitched dies set then stamp the snowman from the 5571 Christmas Snowman Set. Pull the color out of the lines. Next stamp the birdhouse from the 5575 Mailbox Birdhouse Set and pull the color out of the lines. Stamp the tree branch from the 5010 Tree Set 1. Watercolor the images and the sky. Use a ruler and a fine tip pen to make the wire for the birdhouse to hang from the branch. Darken the birdhouse holes and the eyes and mouth of the snowman and bird. Water down some of the Dr Ph Martin's bleed proof white paint on the palette. Splatter the white for the snow using your No. 4 brush then paint some snow on the top of the images. When dry, paint shadows under the snow. Cut it out with the largest oval die. Cut out a back ground piece with the largest die from the 5062 Rounded Rectangle Die set. Happy stamping!

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Ai Watercolor Weekend November 5, 2022



Art Impressions has made some fabulous new Fall stamp sets! There are two wonderful scenes in the new 5593 Harvest Scenes Set. So easy to color up and fill with whatever plants or flowers you want to use. To make this one, stamp the scene inked with both 565 and 969 Tombow pens. Pull the color out of the lines. Another great set is the brand new 5599 Mini Mice and Squirrel set. I stamped a squirrel on the ground after inking him with the 969. I added the wheat from the brand new 5598 Harvest Set inked in 026 inside the watering can. I used the lavender from the 5476 Foliage Set 5 inside the bucket inked in both 158 and 565. I used the small grass from the 4051 Foliage Set 1 inked in 158 inside the pail and on the ground. I inked the flowers from the 5008 Flower Set 3 inked in 837 inside the pail. I stamped the pumpkin leaf and vine from the brand new 5595 Harvest Pumpkin Set inked in 158 on the outside pumpkin. Color the birds with the 026 and 969. Color the watering can, bands on the bucket and pail with N45. The chair is painted with N52. The orange pumpkin is colored with 933. The other pumpkin is colored with the 312. Use 969 on the squirrel, pail handle and on the wood of the bucket. Use 565 for shadows. Use N52 for the sky. The sentiment is from the brand new 5600 Harvest Sentiments Set inked in 969. I cut out the sentiment with the tag from the 5543 Journal Template Die Set. The curvy edge for my watercolor paper is cut with a die from that same set. The other dies are from the 5063 Rectangle Double Stitched Die set. 

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Fall Scene

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