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