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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.