I made a new little hummingbird stamp and so I just had to play a little bit. :)
It's no secret, I love watercolors and just went on a bit of a spree at Daniel Smith art supply on my recent trip to Seattle. Daniel Smith is known for their watercolor paints and so that is what I splurged on!
This project is simple yet satisfying if you are craving some creative time but don't have a lot of time to spare.
To make this postcard art you will need just a few supplies.
Here are the stamps and supplies I used:
Of course you may substitute different stamps but we highly recommend RubberMoon Art Stamps ;)
Little Hummer KP5188F
Gretchen's Fuschia GE5035K
"Poetic" by Nancy Curry
2 sheets of 140 lb. Watercolor Paper*
*1. 3 x 5 piece
1. 4 x 6 piece
Permanent black inkpad
Watercolor paints & brush
Jar of fresh water
Stamp your images on your smaller sheet of watercolor paper using your black permanent ink...
Begin painting in your images using a round watercolor brush (I used a # 8)
and a fair amount of clear, fresh water. I used a mixture of blues and greens and a touch of Opera Pink watercolor for my humming bird.
I painted the fucshia flowers with Opera Rose and Leaf Green and then I painted the entire background with clear water. Washing your paper with water before you paint, helps the pigment to flow and give it a loose, washy effect that makes watercolor so delightful!
After I 'washed' my entire background with a fair amount of water, I added Manganese Blue and let it really be wet and flowing. I also added a couple of light touches of the Opera Rose Hue and a bit of Hansa Yellow. I painted wet into wet and let some of the colors 'blossom'. I like the radiant and organic effect this gives.
After my watercolor was dry, I added PVA glue to the back and mounted it on to the larger 4 x 6 sheet of watercolor paper and TA DA! Pure Poetry! Now I have a lovely postcard to send or to frame.