Friday, April 20, 2012

The Girlfriends Meet Watercolor!

Hi it's Maria and today I thought I show you with two of my favorite Art Impressions lines--Girlfriends and Watercolor. I started just playing one day and I thought I'd show you my process of how it came to be.

I started with a 6" x 6" piece of watercolor paper for my background. I knew I wanted the Girlfriends Picture Perfect stamp to be my focus but wanted to make the background first so I made a mask of the stamp on a piece of scrap paper to cover my stamping on the background.
Next using Marvy Markers and a palette I did a super quick background of mountains, water and sand. As you can see I went right over my mask.
Next I added a sign and fence from Watercolor Series #8 to the background again going right over my mask.
Next I added a vine, grass and stone path using the teeny tiny flowers.
Time to take the mask off! I colored the girls with Prisma Watercolor Pencils to keep the feel of the soft watercolor look.
I think this is a fun way to incorporate all different types of Art Impressions Stamps!

Also wanted to let you know that Bonnie from Art Impressions is coming to the Chicagoland area in July to do a class at Creative Cuts and Crafts
There are a few seats left if you are interested. 
Give them a call to schedule! 
I'll be there :)


VicR said...

Maria, I LOVE your watercolor scene using the FUN new Girlfriends!

Shelley Lee said...

Oh my goodness Maria, I LOVE how you created the background and how you were able to use more than one stamp set. The colors you chose for the Girlfriends really made them the focal point of your card. Very, very nice!!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Phenomenal!! Amazing water coloring.

Trena in Naperville said...

Adorable Maria! Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!