i just love how one thing always leads to another, don't you? i've been seeing a lot in blogland about "recycling" your artwork to create new artwork, and since i've been inspired lately by color drop flowers, i decided to see if i could somehow create these cuties in a different way.....and kind of put my own stamp on it.....literally! first, i traced the flower outline onto tracing paper......
and transferred the image to a piece of mastercarve, and then carved the flower out.
(you can watch my stamp carving video here!)
i stamped the image onto watercolor paper using a distress ink pad by tim holtz. then i used my waterbrush to give the petals a more uniform watercolor look (since the ink is waterbased, the water from the brush activates the pigment and enables me to use it like watercolor!).
next, i used one of my waterbased markers and my waterbrush to add a little extra color.
i carved a leaf stamp to go with the flower......
and then i added some outlining and details using my micron pens
(i'm always amazed at what a difference a little micron makes!)
add some lettering, a little graphite shading and extra color with my pan pastels....
and now i have brand new artwork using a recycled flower image to add to my journal!
goin' green was never so much fun!!