Can you see those tiny butterflies popping up over the animals? I think they add so much fun to this super cute scene using Best Friends Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp.
I stamped the animals using Antique Linen Distress ink on Canson watercolour paper. This paper have very little texture and I do love it for that. However, I feel I can’t apply a lot of water on this paper so I worked with Zigs [Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush] and a water brush slight wet.
I stamped the animals on printing paper and I trimmed the image to create a mask. I applied Stick and Spray by Crafter’s Companion at the back of the printing paper as this is a temporal adhesive.
With the mask over the animals, I stamped the background also using”Into the Woods Again” stamp and Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I then applied colour using Zigs (watercolour markers).
To colour the trees I used an inexpensive small brush and I applied a vertical line of masking fluid from the top to the bottom of the trees’ trunk [ I washed the brush straight away using water and soap]
Once the masking fluid was dry, I applied colours to the trees. I apply the markers directly on the paper and to spread and blend the ink I used a water brush.
When the ink was dry I removed the masking fluid and then I applied a lighter ink over the area covered for it. I just wanted to add interest to the trees and make them look like Bamboo plants.
I also applied the ink of a blue water based marker on an acrylic block and I mixed it with water to apply it in the gaps between the trees using a water brush.
To add tiny darker areas on the images I also used Faber Castel Polychromos pencils in contrasting colours ( black, red, purple, orange, navy blue)
I stamped the sentiment using Black Simon Says Stamp inkand using the same ink I stamped the super tiny butterflies on Bristol paper.
I applied colours to the butterflies and I trimmed them using mini snips by Tim Holtz. I glued them on the panel using funky tacky glue.
I also added black and white twine and glittery enamel dots created with Nuvo Drops as I show in the video here .
Oh! and I also apply tiny red nuvo drops over the grass [they could be cherries or tiny flowers]
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