This little scene is for this month's StampscapesII Yahoo Group Challenge. The theme is country. This fishing dude from Art Impressions is catching more Z's than fish. ;o) I met my swap partner, Sandy K, at the 2010 Stampscapes retreat in Chicago. She is such a sweetheart!
For this scene I decided to cut out my focal image, fishing dude, and place him in the scene. Another way to put him in the scene is to stamp him first, mask him, and then stamp around him. I wanted him to really pop out.
- Inked up fisherman image with VersaFine ink pad, stamp onto watercolor paper, sprinkled with
embossing powder and heat set. TIP: rub an anti-static bag over your paper or card stock before you stamp your image. This will help the powder stick only where you want it - to the ink!
- I used a combination of the blender pen and waterbrush to spread color. For the larger areas, I laid down two shades of color and then used a waterbrush to spread and blend. For smaller areas, I used one shade and the Tombow blender. TIP: If you have any water spots after an area dried, dab a little color and use the blender to blend.
- After the image dried, I cut it out. I cut out the base pieces of the image, not the small lines, i.e. fishing line. TIP: If you cannot get close enough with your scissors and have any tiny white areas left, run a black marker along the edge.
- I stamped my background scene, using StazOn, on scrap paper first to decide which images I wanted and for placement. TIPs: Use your cut out image to help with placement. If you have any white space in between your images on your background, use a waterproof pen to fill in dots. When you are using alcohol inks for your coloring, be sure to use an alcohol ink friendly pen for dots.
- I used a stamp positioner tool to stamp the image onto the background.
- After the background scene dried completely, it was time to color! I used my Tombows and a watercolor brush to add color. I colored the whole barn red, then then thought I should have googled barns before I colored! :o) Sure enough the barn photos I really liked had a white roof - no worries, there's always acrylic paint! And, that's what I used the for the barn roof.
- With the waterproof marker, I added some grass strands in front of the toolbox and then used a green Tombow to fill in color.
- After the background dried, I adhered my fisherman, his fishing bobber and worm to the card and adhered all the layers. Yes, his hat going beyond the border was on purpose. :o) I like that affect!
- Last step was to send to Sandy!!
Stamps: Art Impressions, Stampscapes 147F, 149F, 176C, 188F, 251C, 276G
Paper: Stampin' Up! basic black, Neenah Classic Solar White, Fabriano Artistico Extra White Watercolor Paper Block 140lb hot press (image), 90lb hot press watercolor paper (scene),
Ink: VersaFine onyx black, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, StazOn jet black & stoned gray
Accessories: heat tool, Stampin' Up! black detail embossing powder & embossing buddy, waterbrush, craft knife and mat, Sakura Micron .01 archival ink pen, white acrylic paint, paint bush, stamp-a-ma-jig
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!