Hi Everyone! (Cross Post from CraftyMagic)
We recently did a Paintfusion workshop
with Helen and I purchased some of the lovely Paintfusion outline stamps
by Sheena Douglass.
loved using them with paints but also thought they would be fun to do
with pastels on kraft card. I've admired the effect several time in
craft mags and fancied a go!
Here is what I did, I hope it inspires you and I would love to see what you make with it! :)
So I started with the Poppies Stamp Set and a 15cmx15cm kraft card blank and envelope.
white pigment ink I stamped the flowers and leaves on to the card blank
not caring much about over lapping but trying to make sure everything
would be covered up when I started to fill in the images.
the images were stamped it was all looking a bit complicated so I
carefully traced around my flowers in red pastel so they were picked out
from the line mess. Then I was able to work out which bits remaining
were leaves. I added in any stalks that were missing at this point too.
It was now clear what was what! :)
are darker coloured at the centre of the flower and lighter as they fan
out - this picture shows the stages I went through. The bottom left
flower shows the outline and dark centre part. Bottom right flower is
in the red with a more orangey hue. Then to the central flower I added
dark areas with burgundy/brown and at the edges white for highlights.
It is easy to blend colours using your white pastel, your finger, or a
blending tool. It might be worth practicing a bit of blending first on
this stage everything had a base colour and basic shading but no detail
at all. You can still see tiny bits of the original stamping but most
of it is completely hidden.
of the leaves needed more details picked out using darker green and
white for highlights. I darkened the centre of my flowers with dark
brown and added some wisps around the area where the seed head part
isn't very detailed by nature ( part of its charm!) but with the pencil
pastels I could more easily create more definition. I found some nice
images online to use as reference material and then added black and
green to form the centre of each flower.
I also added hairs to the stems of the flowers using fine strokes of white pastel.
Once the image was coloured in I used a normal pencil eraser to clean off any smudges or marks I'd made.
I also used a cheap can of hairspray to set the pastel so it would stay put!
After printing a greeting on the computer and adding a few gems - Finished Card!
I thought I would include the Sweet Pea version I also tried using the same techniques.
I hope you fancy a go now too? :) Let me know how you get on, and ask any questions you might have along the way.