Underpainting with Simon's Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Welcome to the next stop along Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Bloom release blog hop! Today I am featuring an underpainting watercolor technique (with a video!) using the Blossoming stamp set I designed for Simon.

Underpainting with Simon's Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from my talented friend, Cathy Zielske’s blog! The next stop in the hop is at the bottom of this post.

Watch the Video
How I Made It

When I designed the Blossoming stamp set, I wanted something that would look beautiful both stamped as an outline, or colored in a “no line” effect. Today I opted to color in the stamp with a no-line technique, with underpainting.

Underpainting with Simon's Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

Underpainting involves creating a subtle layer of color, and then proceeding to watercolor your scene overtop of the first paint layer. The layer underneath alters the color tone of the watercolors added on top, which provides a lot of unique interest and depth.

Want to see more underpainting projects I’ve created? Click here to explore this technique even further!

Underpainting with Simon's Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

After coloring the tree, I mounted the panel onto a Desert Storm card base.

The scene is embellished with Vintage Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in between the leaves, and a length of Lawn Trimmings twine tied across the top. I embossed and stamped sentiments using the Blossoming stamp set.

Underpainting with Simon's Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

I hope you will watch the video at the top of this post to see how I created this no-line, underpainting scene using new stamps from Simon’s Fresh Bloom release. Don’t forget you can also continue hopping along for more inspiration using their latest collection of Spring-inspired products!

Thanks for visiting me today; I will be back again very soon with more to share!

Supplies Used

Simon Says Stamps And Dies BLOSSOMING…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BLOSSOMING…
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Simon Says Stamp Wafer Dies…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Prima Marketing PASTEL DREAMS…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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Daniel Smith QUINACRIDONE ROSE 5ML…
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Daniel Smith BORDEAUX 15ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith OPERA PINK 5ML Extra…
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Daniel Smith TRANSPARENT BROWN OXIDE…
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Daniel Smith SEPIA 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith UNDERSEA GREEN 5ML Extra…
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Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain PICKET…
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Tsukineko FROST Sheer Shimmer Spritz…
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Tonic DUSTY ROSE Nuvo Vintage Drops…
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Tonic PIONEER GREEN Nuvo Vintage…
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Tonic CARNATION PINK GLOSS Nuvo…
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Lawn Fawn GOLD SPARKLE Single Cord…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Keep Hopping
Underpainting with Simon's Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

There is more to see in the Fresh Bloom release blog hop! Your next stop is the uber-talented Nichol Spohr! You can see the entire hop order on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to every stop on the hop! Simply leave a comment here and at every stop along the blog hop for a chance to win. Simon will announce the winners on 3/13/19.

Also, Simon has a special FREE gift offer for you! Use code FRBLM89 to get the Lucky to Know You die set free with any purchase!