Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Artist Trading Cards

Today I'm sharing more ATCs as part of the UKATC swap group on Yahoo.  These are for one of  July's themed swaps which is Copper.
 
Top left, I used a script stamp and DI Pumice Stone to create the background which is matted onto card sprayed with Glimmer Mist in Walnut Gold.  The flower petals were white heat embossed with copper and gold embossing powder, then overstamped with the script and a flourish stamp.
 
For the top right I took a thick piece of brown card and melted 3 layers of the embossing powder to create a pool into which I pushed a Tim Holtz Stuff to Say stamp to create a de-bossed metallic effect.
 

For the last card I sprayed on Glimmer Mist then used part of the Tim Holtz clockwork stencil and DI Brushed Corduroy on the left-hand side.  I used DI Rusty Hinge for all the stamped images, overstamping the watches and 'tempus fugit' with StazOn metallic copper ink. Unfortunately this doesn't show up in the photo.
 
If you'd like to join the swap then go to Yahoo and search for UKATC group.
 


 
 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Watercolour Poppy

I haven't shared any painting for a while and whilst this is only quick observation, not a finished painting, I'm pleased with the way the flower head turned out.

  
I used an underpainting of Quinacridone Gold to keep the colour as vibrant as possible and then allowed the top colour to blend on the paper.  I tried a different method of painting the stem and used the wrong brush which is why it's too thick.  But that's the point of preliminary sketches like this - so you get it right when you paint it properly.