Hi stamping friends and welcome back. Today I’m creating for CraftStash and I created this amazing Nerissa Water colored card. The Nerissa stamp is from Pink Ink Designs, they have a stunning selection of artful stamps, which you can view here on the Craft Stash site.
This stamp is HUGE and barely fits on a 5 x 7 inch card, but boy is it fun to watercolor. I got out my Gansai Tambis and a few watercolour brushes and just had a relaxing bit painting her. She would also make an amazing Journal Page.
Tips and tricks for Nerissa Water colored:
The biggest tip I want to share with you today is use your MISTI to stamp the image and leave the stamp in it. When you are completely finished painting and the piece is dry, place it back into the MISTI and stamp again with the VersaFine Onyx Black Ink – this second stamping does an amazing job of “refreshing” the black lines in the image and really helps to make it pop.
- Start by stamping the image onto watercolor paper using a black waterproof ink. My preference is VersaFine Onyx Black.
- After that, it’s time to start colouring/painting. For her hair, I used 58 – green and 57 blue. The skin was kind of fun, I started with 44 yellow and really watered it down and went back in with a tiny bit of 35 pink in the shadows.
- For the starfish and sea urchins, I used 33 yellow, 35 pink and 44 darker yellow.
- Atop her crown of shells, I used 35 pink, 139 purple, and repeated the yellows.
- The octopus around her neck is done in 139 purple and 35 pink
- When she is completely dry, add white highlights and drops with a gel pen.
Some Painting Tips:
- Start by wetting the area you are going to paint. Dilute the paint a bit by adding water to it in a well and then touch the wet areas to add the paint.
- Let the water move the paint around and you can assist it with your brush.
- Paint in sections that are not beside each other, thereby eliminating the chance colors will blend into each other.
- Work in small areas, it allows you to add colours and blend them before they dry.
- I did do the head and neck first and let that dry before going back and painting all the little bits, it was easier than trying to work around the darker colours.
The stamp set also provides 11 additional element stamps. I chose the urchin and starfish to add as overlays in the bottom right of the card as I really didn’t have room for more but if you were doing a journal page, they would make beautiful additions.
I want to keep this card super clean, therefore, my only embellishment was a nice juicy white gel pen to add highlights and spots all around the image.
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