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Monday, October 21, 2013

Follow Your Heart in watercolors

Hello, everyone!

It's Broni here with you today.
This past Saturday my daughter and her children, ages 7 and 4, spent the night with me and we colored all evening and most of the day Sunday!  What was their favorite image to color?  My brand new Follow Your Heart stamp by Catherine Scanlon!  I have to say that I agree with them!

I've had this idea since I first saw the stamp….to douse a page with watercolors, stamp the image, then fill in some details with color.  So that's just what I did!

I pressed 6 different colors of Distress inks into my craft sheet and spritzed it thoroughly with water.  Then I laid my page on it, picked it up,and spritzed the page with more water.  I held it vertically and let some of the ink run down the page.  Then I dried it completely using my heat gun.

I stamped the image in black ink, then I used my Tombow water color markers to color in and shade some of the areas, and a water brush to blend.  I did go over some of the lines with more black ink to make them stand out more.

We all had fun coloring, and I can't wait to try some different techniques using this great image!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!


toni said...

Gorgeous page! Love the idea of putting colour down first before colouring on top. You've inspired me to get some of those fab stamps ! X

Suman Pandit said...

love this technique and the fab results !!very artsy !!

Kim said...

Beautiful, Broni! Catherine will love seeing your page!! Great stamp and great results!

ionabunny said...

That's a beautiful stamp. Gorgeous page

Kittie said...

This is gorgeous Broni girl!

Starla said...

I really like how this turned out!!

Micki said...

Absolutely vibrant. LOVE all the color!!!!! I've been eyeing her stamps, and will definitely add these to my stash. Gorgeous page and I bet you guys had fun!!!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

That sounds like fun! What a great idea and a great stamp!

Lucy x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such a beautiful result, Broni! I love this!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this image and LOVE your technique! This turned out so Wonderful! THX for the technique inspiration, Broni!