Stamping on Canvas
by Sharon Tidwell
Stamp a scene on canvas and give it a fine art look with watercolor crayons.
- Canvas - a 5" x 7" canvas used here
- Water misting bottle
- Watercolor crayons
- Stamp set
Lightly mist the canvas with water. Work to get a fine mist along the entire work area. If it forms drops, use the paintbrush to spread the water evenly.
Add color using watercolor crayons. Go over the crayon strokes with a paintbrush to create a watercolored look.
Colors used here are Not Quite Navy for the sky and Bashful Blue for the water.
For a more realistic look, use a paper towel to dab the still moist sky and create the look of clouds.
Add a green line to define the horizon. Use the paintbrush to blend the color.
Once the background is done, set aside to dry.
Mist your image very lightly with the water bottle.
Begin applying color directly to the image with watercolor crayons.
Here, Garden Green was used on the trees and Always Artichoke for the grass. It is fine to blend the colors, this will give it a more natural look.
Add other colors as needed.
Chocolate Chip was added here to define the branches.
Stamp the image. You may need to very lightly mist the stamp again if it has dried.
Complete the project.
Frame the project to create a wonderful gift.