Focus: Painted Flowers

Hello and welcome to another Focus feature.

Today we will be highlighting Painted Flowers. This set is out of stock at the moment, but we expect to have it back in stock within two weeks.

Design Inspiration: Faux watercolor. These flowers were designed to mimic the freestyle hand-sketched look of watercolor paintings.

Video Demo: Today we have a video to show you how the stamp layers work.

Creative Ideas:

 

Simply stamp and experiment with colors, it can be quite fun! On this card, I drew the black stripes using the chisel nib of a black Copic marker. I stamped the flowers on a piece of white card stock, trimmed the cluster, and attached to the card base with strong glue. The sentiment is from our Lace Up set.

I did some more stamping on this card. Instead of using various colors, I went for a monochromatic look. The sentiment is from our Faux Veneer set, and I stamped it on a stip of white card stock, which I then mounted on foam tape.

Water coloring these flowers is very easy. On this card I first stamped the flowers (base layer only) using a mix of distress inks, then blended the stamped image using a wet brush. Make sure not to press the stamp too hard, just enough so that the ink transfers to the raised surfaces of the watercolor paper. Once they were dry, I stamped the outlines using Black pigment ink. The sentiment is from our set Label Love, which will be back in stock within two weeks. 

We have another water color look here, but this time, I water colored the background instead of the flowers. To create the background, I first taped down the edges of a piece of 140lb weight water color paper on to my work surface. Next I sprayed it heavily with water, and then added streaks of Gauche paint using a wet brush. I let it dry for a few hours before taking off the tape. despite the heavy usage of water, the piece dried completely flat thanks to securing it to my work surface. I stamped and trimmed the flowers, then created a cluster using various layers of foam tape.

Creativity has no limits. A simple element like the frame on this card can take your card to a whole new level! I love the generous use of white space and how the flowers peek through the frame.

 

Thanks for joining us here today! We hope to have inspired you to get creative!

 

 



Comment on this post (28 comments)

  • Hina says...

    First of all, the rock art is beautiful. Secondly, I love how the stamp tneurd out. I would love to try making a stamp someday. Might have to put that on my “To Do” list haha

    March 06, 2015

  • Latoya says...

    It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides prtimaagsdc solutions.

    March 06, 2015

  • Karen Dunbrook says...

    Just ordered the stamp set and watched the video…can’t WAIT to get it to play with….what a fab set!

    July 17, 2014

  • Lisa Petrella says...

    Thank you for this fantastic tutorial!!! I LOVE this stamp set!!! And your sample cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!

    May 14, 2014

  • Janet Wilson says...

    Thank you, Tasnim! I spent quite some time trying to figure out the layers and then I saw the help guide. That coupled with this greta video has got me invigorated. LOVE this set – it is hands down one of the most beautiful sets of stamps – EVER!!

    May 12, 2014

  • Shona Chambers says...

    I don’t have any flower stamps and always shy away from them as I don’t know how to colour with copics etc. But now…..I have to get this set!! Thank you so much for the video as I couldn’t work out how the stamps went together. You are so clever to have designed such a detailed design that can be created to simply. Bravo!!

    May 08, 2014

  • Jessica Monte says...

    I love the painted flowers these are exactly what I have been looking for in a stamp set. Do you have dies to go with them?

    May 06, 2014

  • ~amy~ says...

    Such a gorgeous set! onto my wish list!

    May 06, 2014

  • Margaret R says...

    Thankyou Tasnim, for such a very informative tutorial. The Painted Flowers is such a gorgeous stamp set and the cards using it, are stunning.

    May 05, 2014

  • Joni says...

    Gorgeous projects Tasnim!!! Love them all :)

    May 05, 2014

  • Leave a comment