Just having some fun with watercolor painting a stamped image today...
This is a stamp set by Chapel Road Art Stamps - Large Sunflower. I thought this image would be perfect to stamp then watercolor and I love how it turned out.
I started off by stamping the image with Memento London Fog (grey) ink onto watercolor paper. (Note - you could use cold or hot press paper but I prefer the texture of cold press paper to the smoother finish of hot press.) By using grey you get enough detail to follow but once you add a few layers of watercolor paint the stamping recedes allowing the watercolor to shine.
I started off by painting the background with layers of blue - getting darker near the edges. Next I painted the yellow, orange and browns of the flower head... I let most of the upper layers of color dry completely before adding the next so I worked on the leaves between dry times for the flower head. As I was working back and forth they both were finished about the same time.
I don't know why but I find watercolor painting very relaxing - building the layers of color and swishing around the water... I love it.
140 lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Memento London Fog Ink
Chapel Road ArtStamps - Sunflower
White & Colored Cardstock - Club Scrap
Memento Ink Dual Tip Markers (for the small sunflower border)