Sunday, January 27, 2008

My First Watercolored TK!!

WOOHOO, I DID IT!! :) So be nice and don't pick out all those flaws--cause it WAS my first try at watercoloring my new Thomas Kinkade stamp today, and I'll tell ya, it took me most of the afternoon to do! Well, between playing in the snow and taking pictures of the kids! :)

Anyway, a HUGE thank you to all your comments and answers to my previous questions. Keri emailed me this great link Cornish Heritage Farms Forum and I decided that maybe my black Stazon ink would work afterall. I tried it both on SU!'s watercolor paper and on Whisper White Smooth paper and I have to admit that it was much clearer on the smooth white c.s. I decided to go ahead and try the watercolor paper even though some of the images were incredibly faint or gone altogether, because I know from experience that watercoloring on whisper white makes the water soak in and tear the paper. :(

Maybe I need to look for a smoother surface of watercolor paper? Anyway, after stampin with Stazon, I just watercolored it, and sometimes I used my SU! markers to get the darkness and then went over it to blend with my Aqua Painter. On the pathway, I used grey for most of it...yellow for the light reflection, then after that dried, I went over it again with just water and then took my garden green marker and traced the lines in the pathway and because it was wet, the ink spread out making it look like moss growing up through the cracks! Next time I will use the small end of the marker instead of the painty end--duh! :) The only thing really that I'm unhappy with is that the green in the pathway is so much darker than the actual grass. But I better leave well enough alone!!

What do ya think? :)

CARDSTOCK: Not Quite Navy; Bravo Burgundy; Soft Sky

I posted a few pictures of our fun snow day today HERE if you'd like to take a looksy!!


Donna said...

I think it came out lovely, Kristine...

Trina said...

It looks great Kristine!! I don't think that stamp would be an easy one to watercolor! Great Job!
As for the Versafine, I do have a black one, and I absolutely love it. I usually let my ink set for a day before watercoloring with any type of ink. As far as I know though, I don't have a problem watercoloring with it! And the images are soo crisp and fine.

Rose Ann said...

What flaws? It looks wonderful!! I haven't attempted coloring one of these images yet...and you've done it so beautifully!

Lorie said...! That is absolutely stunning! You have just done an amazing job! :o)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, this is beautiful!

Juliann said...

It is really pretty, and I don't see any flaws that is the great thing about watercoloring!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

This came out beautiful, your coloring is awesome.

Linda said...

GREAT JOB Kristine. IT's beautiful!!

Heather S. said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I'd even dare trying to take on a project like that. What a great job you did.