Technique Thursday - Easy Painted Flowers by Sue
Good afternoon and happy Thursday. It's Sue here to show you how I colour my flowers really quickly and easily.
I know that some people love to colour, and shade, and highlight, and I think it looks fantastic, but I can't do it, and I'm not prepared to put in the hours to learn! Sooo I needed an alternative, and this is one that I learned from the lovely Tracy Scott (and she's very happy for me to share)
You simply finger paint patches of colour onto you card. It doesn't have to be in circles, that's just the way this one worked out. I was a bit dubious at first about using my fingers, but it's easy and fun!
I've started with opaque colour and then gone on to more translucent ones.
And I've filled in any gaps with a translucent yellow, 'cos this is my happy colour and it makes a new colour where it overlaps.
I've also made a green one for my leaves.
Then I've stamped away, covering every bit of space with flowers and leaves. Now I just need to cut them all out Aaaarrrggghhh.
And as if by magic here they all are! In their defence these stamps are really easy to cut out.
I've given them a bit of dimension with a ball tool and an embossing mat, and a few highlights with a white pen.
Then I've layered them up with hot glue.
I've used some designer paper for the background, and gesso'd over to knock it back a little, and give it a bit of texture. Then I've layered it onto some black card and mount board as I shall be hanging this in my craft room.
Finally I've added some stitches to the leaves and stuck my flowers and leaves to my mount board. I work out the layout before I stick it, then take a photograph so that I don't forget lol.
All of the fabulous stamps can be found here in the store. For my project I used
I hope you like my easy painted flowers, have a happy day, and thanks very much for looking.