It’s Emilie here with you today.
I’m happy to share this frame showing off a scene of "Stampy Fishes".
Let me show you how fun and easy is this project to make.
I started to apply a generous among of watercolor on my cold press watercolor paper with a wide flat brush. Then I wet my “Fine Vine” foam stamp with only water and stamped it on my shiny (still slightly wet) surface leaving the foam stamp on the paper while applying a light pressure for 10-15 seconds.
Kae Pea showed this technique during the World Watercolor Month challenge last month. I love this technique that allows getting a kind of “ghost” print look.
Then, I added some texture by stamping “Handwritten Letter 1788” and “Twig Cross Section 1” stamps from 100 Proof Press with some “Aurora Teal” Moonlight Duo Ink pad, staying in similar color tone but darker than the watercolor I used for bringing some contrast.
Next, I made my fishes tracing some different fish shapes on hot press watercolor paper. I used hot press watercolor paper because it is easier to get a crisp stamped impression.
Tip: If you want to use cold press watercolor paper I recommend using a stamping platform. It is the best way to get a crisp impression particularly on textured paper.
Then, I stamped inside the fishes with the stamps “Rosa” and “Mixed Media Hatch Marks” from Rubbermoon and “Twig Cross Section 2”, “Small Sprig with Leaves”, “Twig Cross Section 1” and “Spry Evergreen Branch” from 100 Proof Press. I used different stamps for the tail and body parts. As you can see possibilities are endless to decorate these cute fishes especially with your favorite Rubbermoon, 100 Proof Press and ArtFoamies stamps.
PS: I have to mention that I got the idea of making these fishes from a french artist named “Pinklola69” that I found on Instagram. I thought it was a great idea to share.
I chose to paint my fishes with watercolor and brought a touch of lightening with a white posca pen.
To finish it up, I glued down my fishes and added more stamping using the “Dot Maker” stamp and the three words “Cursive Create”, “Cursive Imagine” and “Cursive Inspire” stamps from Rubbermoon on top of each fish with some “Moonlight” VersaFine Clair ink pad (just a matter of color preference).
I want to show you how versatile his project can be.
Here I also made a card for my niece’s birthday. Isn’t it cute!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I got you inspired.
You can find the full list of supplies I used below.
Full Supply List:
Rubbermoon Stamps :
“Dot Maker” (KP5422E) by Kae Pea
“Rosa” (KP5315D) by Kae Pea
“Mixed Media Hatch Marks” (KP5175E) by Kae Pea
“Simple bloom” (MM7165B) by Maxi Moon
“Branch Out” (MM7183F) by Maxi Moon
Cursive “Create” (BLP502F) by Ma Vinci
Cursive “Imagine” (BLP504G) by Ma Vinci
Cursive “Inspire” (BLP507F) by Ma Vinci
100 Proof Press Stamps:
“Handwritten Letter 1788” (5642)
“Twig Cross Section 1” (6311)
“Twig Cross Section 2” (6316)
“Small Sprig with Leaves” (4835)
“Spry Evergreen Branch” (3794)
"Fine Vine" by Kae Pae
- Moonlight Duo Tint & Hue Ink pads (Aurora Teal, Black Hole) By Rubbermoon
- VersaFine Clair ink pad (Moonlight) by Tsukineko
- “Tropical” by Prima Watercolors
- Posca pen
- Micron 0.8 pen
- Fabriano Cold Press and Hot Press 140lb Watercolor paper pad (8x10)