I began by using a piece of an existing master board, that way I didn't have to face a blank canvas. This gives the piece a background and a few colors to work with. I just cut off a 4" by 4" piece of the master board made last week on 140# water color paper.
I used a stamp that had a lot of open space, this one is called "Teacup" by B Line Designs. When stamping on water color paper I use Jet Black StazOn ink and really get a lot of ink on the stamp before stamping.
I added color to the design with Dylusions inks that had been poured into a water brush pen. Now rather than spray the inks I can paint them on very specifically.
First I painted the Bubblegum Pink ink then Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise. I added yellow with a Memento Marker in Dandelion.
Next I used stencils again, this time for the background. All of the stencils are 6" by 6" and are called X's from the Marked Series, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Circles in Lines and Fire Coral from the Coral Series. I just layered one after the other and used different inks chosen from the above four colors.
I stamped a phrase from Dylusions, cut out the portion I wanted and edged it in the Turquoise ink. Then I glued it to the watercolor panel and inked the edges of the paper.
The tea bag was created from a tiny tag stamped with stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and attached to a piece of twine. The tag was glued to the panel.
I used an irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Shimmer to highlight areas of the teacup and the phrase. It spreads easily with the needle-like tip and looks like liquid plastic when it dries. When everything had dried I used a strong adhesive to glue the water color panel to a 4" by 4" by 3/4" canvas that I bought a Michaels.
That's it for today. This was a fun project, didn't take very much time to make and challenged me to use stencils in different ways. I will see you next Tuesday with more ideas on how to use stencils in your artwork. Hugs~ Renee