This weeks Tiddly Inks challenge is this gorgeous Poppy Colour palette.
This is my first Tiddly Inks challenge on the Design Team, so I wanted to do something really different, and a bit special. So … out came the paints and a 10″ x 10″ canvas, and I painted my digital stamp!
It’s been a while since I painted just for fun,and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. I will definately be doing more stamp painting in the future! I transferred the image onto the canvas with blue saral transfer paper first. I used Jo Sonja acrylic paints to paint the whole thing, with a #3 round brush and a 10/0 liner brush for the design, and a 1/2″ flat brush for the background.
My best tip for layering up colour in the hair is to add a little extender into your paint so it stays wet for longer. That lets you pick up a little bit of darker paint to blend into the wet base for shading, and pick up some lighter paint to blend in highlights. I use a hairdryer to dry one section before I start on another (less mess from hands resting on wet paint!).
The stamp I used is ‘Thanks A Latte’. Just click on the image above to visit the Tiddly Inks store, and you could add it to your own digital stamp collection. I love this stamp … it reminds me very much of my BFFS … Sparkly Pink, Hermoine Danger & Mrs Cann-do, three of my favourite people to talk with over tea
Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team has been up to with this colour scheme … one jaw droppingly beautiful card after another HERE!