‘A little bit sketchy’boat scene

Before I move away from stamping and embossing over ink I thought I would share what these techniques can look like when used in conjunction with a watercolour painting. I suppose its a little bit of a cheat because I can draw but why struggle when you have the right sized images in a rubber stamp! Using these stamps with embossing powders and inks can also add some extra texture. Most of the painting is painted by me (honest!) but I have engaged the helping hand in respect of the boats, foreground foliage  background hills and birds. (too many birds but hay ho!)

You will need water colour paper, watercolour paints, black ink, versa mark ink and a white highlighter pen, but here’s what else I used:

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Once I had painted the picture including the boats, I decided to sketch over the top with a fine liner black pen just to liven it up a bit!


I stamped the floral foliage in the foreground using black ink and like in my last post, I used versa mark clear ink. This time I covered this in gold sparkle embossing powder then heat it with a heat gun.


Thanks to Sheena yet again for her ‘a little bit sketchy’ range. I’ve gone very sketchy with this painting- in fact it nearly went in the bin because of the Alfred Hitchcock birds! Hope I did the stamps justice though and I do love painting skies.

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