Supply and Accessory List for Scene
Stamps: Kittie Kits Farm Life and Outdoor Master Ink: Black Versafine, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Pumice Stone, More Mustard, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Forest Moss, Aged Mahogany Paper: Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Accessories: Brushes, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Artist Pen, Sponge Dauber, Paper Mask
1. Stamp Image on watercolor paper
2. Stamp the image on scrap paper, cut out and mask the image. Sponge in the brown path.
3. Sponge green ground area on both sides of the path and barn.
4. Stamp mini fern image on the ground area to add textures.
5. Sketch the tree image using a waterproof artist pen. You can also use the tree stamp in my Outdoor Master.
6. Sponge in the top of the tree.
7. Paint in the brown tree trunk area just up to the green top. Using a perfectly dry brush gather ink directly from the ink pad and then lightly brush in the tree trunk area that is up in the green top. Using the stipple motion with the dry brush will avoid watering down the green sponged area and will allow the trunks to show better after the leafy image is stamped.
8. Stamp the mini fern image or any leaf image around on the green tree top to fill in the appearance of leaves.
9. Heat dry all the inked areas and then lightly sponge in yellow in the sky area. You can use blue in place of yellow. I just love the look of the yellow highlight around the green trees and ground area.
10. Remove the mask and paint the old tin roof with a gray paint. I used Pumice Stone. Use a darker mixture of ink to fill in the distressed lines on the roof.
11. Use a dry brush and lightly gather mustard reinker and use stipple motion to apply around the roof to age and give the appearance of rust. Paint in the barn window and straw.
12. Paint the barn bright red. I used a Fired Brick.
13. Go over the lines of the roof, door and boards with the black waterproof marker to add definition to the image. This step isn't a must but it reinforces the lines of the image
14. Add shadow under the roof line and along some of the board lines using a stipple motion with a dry brush dipped lightly in the darker red reinker.
Finish your card. You can find tutorials on how to create a floral spray and matted frame on my blog. The frame was made with Nestabilities and the foliage and flowers were made with Martha Stewart and Fiskars punches.