Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are doing well today. Last night, I got out my Art Impressions watercolor stamps and got working. It usually takes me a little practice to get back into the technique, but it does not take a long time, and luckily, watercolor paper is very forgiving because you can stamp on both sides.
I used stamps from several sets, and then added two straight lines to make the pole for the birdhouse to sit on. I like to use dry embossing, using my scoreboard, to create a frame on my mats.
I am including a little photo of my practice attempts, too. I wanted to share a tip and tell you how I went wrong in these. First off, I was adding too much marker and too much water. I learned to be careful with the marker (or stamp off once) and to really keep the brush dry. My tip is to use a fine liner brush when working with the little animals. (You can see how many times I practiced the bird to get it right!) That way, you do not lose the detail. Also, I used a black marker to emphasize the bird's eye. It makes a difference.
If you have some AI stamps and have any trouble at all, I hope these tips might help. But definitely watch their YouTube channel and then go practice!
Supplies: Art Impressions Bird Bath set, Flowers and Foliage set, Tombow water-based markers, Pebbles Family Ties 6x6 paper pad, Spellbinders Labels 4 dies
I would love to play along with the Art Impressions Flowers and Foliage challenge and The Flower Challenge Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I used embossing, watercolor and blue).