I received this lovely block print from my friend and gifted artist, Gretchen Ehrsam, many years ago. When this same image became available as a rubber stamp from RubberMoon, I wasted no time in purchasing it. I had my fun with it as a solid color image, then set it aside. Rediscovering the stamp recently, I was determined to find ways to add color to the solid image, so began experimenting with different media. Below are the results of my play time that I thought I would share with you.
I first started with watercolor crayons. The three prints below were all made with the same crayons, but each was applied differently. (All prints below were made on watercolor paper.)
For the next iteration, I applied the dry watercolor crayon to a dry rubber stamp, and then misted very lightly before stamping the image.
And for the third try, I started with a dry rubber stamp again, but wet the watercolor crayon tip before coloring the image direct on the stamp.
Below, using Luminarte’s Twinkling H2Os, I applied the watercolor using a watercolor brush direct to the dry stamp.
And this last image was created with Copic markers. I colored the image on the rubber stamp with the alcohol markers. When done, I misted with Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution right before stamping the image on paper.
And finally, I turned the Copic marker version into an ATC!
Check out my blog posting on RubberMoon Arts Blog on Friday, September 12, to see the collage I created with one of these images as well!