Hello all, welcome back to another craftmyartwork episode of using stamps to create artworks. This watercolor hedgehogs piece looks complicated but the effect is stunning. I have used multiple stamp sets, that kind of coordinate together even if they are from different companies. I was dreaming of a scene deep in the forest, with lots of critters, that just have fun. I decided on the hedgehog’s stamp from MFT. And to go with it, because I needed some greenery and mushrooms, the love grows from memory box. This project is awesome for people that struggle with drawing, like me, but just love to watercolor.
Creating the masks
The first step would be to create all the masks. For this, you can use masking paper like I did here, but you could use postit’s as well. Multiple masks for the same image is important since we will be stamping the same images over and over again but in different positions. It took a while but it is worth it in the end and you can reuse the masks on other projects.
Stamping and masking
I am using Versafine Onyx Black ink. This ink is intense black but also once dried will be water resistant. Since I am planning to watercolor the piece, it is important so that we do not smear anything. I start with the layers in the front and mask on as I go to the layers in the back. I am always impressed by the big reveal.
I chose the ZIG markers because It had the most vibrant colors. Just with a water brush, i was able to get a really awesome gradient in my coloring. What I wished I knew before, was after finishing the card, you should always use something like watercolor varnish. After leaving my piece in the sun a few days, the color disappeared almost completely. These watercolors are not lightfast.
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