Sep 16, 2013

Just Add Ink: A Little Art

Happy Monday! It's Tyra and I'm here to kick off a new series, Just Add Ink, where I explore creative stamping techniques.  Today I am sharing two small scale art pieces.  Here is the first:

The first project is a framed art piece created using watercolor pencils and paper, water and a paint brush.

Simply use watercolor pencils to create shaded sections and paint with water.  Use a flat wide brush to create wide strokes.  Allow the paint to dry and stamp the sentiment.  I used the sentiment from Color Wheel:

The Oscar Wilde quote served as the inspiration behind creating simple strokes of color.  There are several Sweet Stamp Shop collections that would work well using this technique including, Fall GratitudeAusten Obsessed and Chalkboard Sign

The second piece is mini mixed media art:

The "shades of love" sentiment from the Color Wheel set is perfect for this mini art piece. 

  • Color the canvas with a gelato and blend.
  • Place stencil on top of the canvas. Spread modeling paste over the stencil (similar to icing a cake) with a palette knife (or use an old credit card or hotel key).  
  • Be careful to lift the stencil from the canvas. Allow the paste to dry. Drying time depends on how thick the paste is applied.  
  • Stamp sentiment! Voila! You have created your own mini masterpiece! 
Stamp sets perfect for this technique include Admit One (create artwork for a child's room) and Zombies (create an art piece for a halloween candy table display)

Which technique will you try first? Please share your creations on our Flickr Page!!  There is still time to play along with the latest Use What You Have Challenge.

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  1. Oh, Tyra, these are wonderful! I really adore the water colored project, so many possibilities! Gorgeous color with the gelatos (also so many possibilities)! Awesome!

  2. Wow!!! Tyra! 2 amazing works of art!!! Love the color from the gelatos!!

  3. AWESOME, Miss Lady!!! I told ya you were gonna ROCK IT!!! :)

  4. Such a awesome technique, Tyra! I love these beautiful projects!