Saturday, June 23, 2018

Watercolour Meadow

I found so much inspiration when I visited the site picked for today's Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I fell for this piece, even though it is lighter than what I would actually want. So, I did my piece using a bit more saturation of colour. 😊
I started with my background using Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio, drying between each layer. Once I was happy with the background I stenciled the circles using my Bubbles Stencil and White Pigment Ink. I then went on to stamp the stems using a stamp from Penny Black Illuminations Stamp Set, colouring the stem with Gathering Twigs Distress Marker. I added more to the stems once I finished the stamping, using the pen tip of the marker. For the flowers I used white acrylic paint and a #6 paintbrush. I added the painted leaves using a #8 brush. I then highlighted the stems and leaves with the white acrylic paint, and added the lines at the top with my Distress marker Frayed Burlap. Once everything was finished and dry, I die cut the panel with the stitched rectangle die.
Phew ... lol! That was a process, but I am happy with the end results, and wish to thank you for visiting my blog today.

2 comments :

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kia! This is GORGEOUS, and as I mentioned on SCS, it truly looks like a oil painting with the acrylic paint you've added! I knew you did something to give it such dimension for the flowers! It's stunning and a perfect for the inspiration piece you chose! WOW, are you talented! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

Bev Polen said...

Oh, Kia! So glad I stopped by to get more details on your awesome card! I agree with Cheryl that the card looks like an oil painting! The process you went through creating this magnificent piece of artwork is commendable. The art is worthy of making a print of it. Outstanding work, my friend! Love the card!

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