Saturday, November 7, 2009

The start of a new project.
I bought a couple of new stamps and just had to try them out, of course. So i got out the little ink pad of black and inked up a couple of stamps and stamped on water color paper. Then proceeded to color them with water colors pencils.
I have never done that much with rubber stamps; usually crochet gets the upper hand, and trying to get enough to make up whole projects but end up with about half for the amount of money i can spend. Then a long time goes by before i can spend anymore and I always have to get a few more stamps. This makes it sound like i have a huge collection. Actually I don't. But i do have some cards in a box somewhere and the water color pencils, i purchased earlier this year, are ready and my ink pad in need of being replaced as there is not that much ink on the card. But then this lends to some nice color effects you cannot do with a fresh pad. I chose a shade of rose and yellow-green and laid int he color then brushed over it with a nice brush that is half natural and half synthetic sable by Silver (from Jerry's Artarama). And the water color paper is 95 lb paper by Canson. And the stamp is by Inkadinkado.