No Line Underpainting with Simon’s Fresh Bloom Release + Blog Hop!

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.

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!


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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!

303 Responses

  1. Avatar Marianne says:

    Wow, love your tree! Will have to come back later to watch the video.
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  2. Avatar Mary-Anne V says:

    Such a gorgeous tree! Love the soft look.

  3. Avatar Michelle Wilwand says:

    Wow! That is stunning!

  4. Avatar Beth Merrill says:

    Beautiful stamp, beautiful painting, beautiful card!

  5. Avatar Janice Stein says:

    Your card looks like a work of art. OH my goodness it is so beautiful. Great job!

  6. Avatar Anne says:

    Your work is stunning! Thank you for sharing your process!

  7. Avatar KELLY HUNSAKER says:

    That card is straight up frame-worthy! I love it.

  8. Avatar Melissa Smith says:

    Oh my goodness! Your card is gorgeous! I’m attempting watercoloring this year, so I really appreciate the video! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  9. Avatar Denise Ward says:

    Trees are my favorite so I was really excited to see this tree in the release and was thrilled you chose to use it in your card. You have MASTERFULLY brought it to life and made it look spectacular!!! I would love to sit in the shade of just such a tree!! <3

  10. Avatar Angie Cammack says:

    Holy cow!! This just screams springtime to me. Thanks so much for all of the inspiration. :)

  11. Avatar Kris Reeves says:

    Simply stunning!

  12. Avatar Carolee McCaslin says:

    WOW your card is AMAZING!!!!!

  13. Avatar Lisa Reber says:

    Wow. Your tree is stunning. Beautiful card.

  14. Avatar Hannah D says:

    Just love the tree

  15. Avatar MandaLJ says:

    This is so pretty – your tree is just fabulous!

  16. Avatar Vera Yates says:

    Nina, this is just stunning! I’d so frame this card. it’s gorgeous.

  17. Avatar Kathy R says:

    Beautiful card, LOVE the no line technique.

  18. Avatar Linnea Sundstrom says:

    great stamp set you designed!!! and LUV the no-line painting!

  19. Avatar Bonnie K. says:

    Wow. Just beautiful. You have quite a gift.

  20. Avatar Laurie Brown says:

    Beautiful card!!! Painting is so much fun!!

  21. Avatar Brenda says:

    Your painting is stunning! You are a true artist, thanks so much for all the tips and watching you was inspiring!

  22. Avatar Connie G says:

    This is just beautiful!! WOW

  23. Avatar Retta Lutte says:

    Oh my goodness! This is absolutely breathtaking!!!!!

  24. Avatar Traci Lord says:

    So Beautiful! Tfs! 😍😘

  25. Avatar Avra N Williams says:

    This is simply beautiful!

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