I've had Best Blossoms for a long time but have never really used it. I somehow used it for three cards this weekend and feel like I'm on a roll. I have never been very good using solid stamps. I never seem to be able to get a good, full image and there always seems to be a faded part to the image. I decided to combat that problem by using the image as a template and to paint over to make it look like a painted image instead of just stamped.
I cut an oval with my coluzzle to create a mask and placed over the Watercolor paper. I stamped the three blossoms using a mask and then stamped the greenery around the blossoms. I took a watercolor brush filled with wash made of Pretty in Pink reinker and water and washed all around in the flowers. I made a more concentrated wash of reinker and made darker areas on the blossoms to give to give texture and interest. I washed all the leaves with a Certainly Celery reinker wash and then used Olive Olive and Summer Sun reinkers to fill in and give texture. I used a brown artist pen to put dots in the flower centers and then painted with Barely Banana and Summer Sun reinkers. I sponged the entire scene with Barely Banana to create the oval frame. I used the small blossoms stamp to create the bg for the pink layer and Floral bg for the green,
Date: Monday, June 19, 2006 GMT Views: 1158