Friday 26 April 2019

Treasures - stamps and acrylic watercolours

I've been away for two weeks for some sun. 
I had this little tag in reserve and it's perfect to slot it in here.

It's very quickly made and simple to do but I just love the effects.

Process steps
A coat of gesso layered thinly with a palette knife.
Dip, drip and dry with watery prussian blue hue, 2 or 3 dips did the job.

Stamp Andy's fossils and fern in black archival ink. I used the stamp platform to get a really dark and clear image.

Watercolour the images with watery washes of translucent media acrylic paints to get the gorgeous bright tones shining back at you.

Finger paint some colour around the images using the washes and finger daub some neat quinacridone gold at the bottom.

Stamp the title word and blend ground espresso distress ink around the edges.

Not my usual style I know but it came from nowhere whilst trying to get some projects finished and the vintage feel really appeals to me. It's like a n illustration in an old book.

Stencil cover tag from Tando Creative
DecoArt Media Acrylics - quinacridone burnt orange, hansa yellow medium, quinacridone gold, sap green, prussian blue hue, translucent white
Andy Skinner stamps - Stampendous - Fossils


Susanne said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, love the depth and colors. Hugs Susanne

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those black fossils are so striking against the white background Brenda and those colour wash pops add tremendous age to this piece. Another stunning creation, so glad you saved and snook this one in today.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx
P.S I hope you had a super holiday & feel revived and ready to roll after your time away xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful tag Brenda, I hope you had a super holiday.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Brenda, the colours on those fossils is just mesmerising, they are quite stunning. They have such an aged look, as if they have come up from the sea floor. I love this beautiful tag!

I hope you had a lovely break and feel refreshed! Hugs, Anne xx

StampendousGraphics said...

This is just lovely, Brenda! What a beautiful use of these stamps. Thank you so much for sharing with Andy's Stampendous range. We really appreciate it!

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Brenda!! The colors are absolutely amazing!! What a gorgeous tag this is!! I hope you had a wonderful time in the sun!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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A Pink said...

Welcome Home! Brenda . Hope you have had a lovely holiday .

Your tag is fabulous . Love the watery washes of colour that really do sing against the black stampingwhen the light catches them .
hugs x

Gio said...

This is so beautiful, Brenda, gorgeous contrast between bold colors and watercolors. Have a great holiday!

Tamara said...

love this blend of beautiful colors added to the simplicity of the images. what a striking combination. It's fun to experiment beyond our usual style! Although, I'm not even sure what my style is yet. Thank you for sharing...

Tamara X

sally said...

Fandabydozy as they say around here!

Sally xx

Words and Pictures said...

Beautiful work with those fabulous stamps - Prussian Blue is definitely one of my all-time top fave colours!
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful tag, he colours look fabulous.
Avril xx