I have fallen in love with my aqua painter. It's true. That thing can make magic, Baby!
It does, however take some time and patience, just like me.
Anyway, I made this--
I also stamped another poppy onto another scrap piece of white cs. That one turned out to be the one popped off the edge there.
I had so much fun painting these with my aqua painter. The key is to go in very light to start, but also, not so terribly wet! I imagine if I had used watercolor paper it would have been somewhat easier. I have some, and I'll try it. This are not watercolor paints. They are inks from my ink pads. I pressed color out onto my stamping acrylic blocks, and went from there. There are several reds, some orange and some golds. Didn't pay attention to which inks I used. Sorry.
I probably made a mess in the upper part of the background of the painted piece, or I didn't like the negative space, so I snipped around the images, and used foam tape to pop up that piece onto a piece of My Mind's Eye DP. Then I used more foam tape to adhere the lone poppy. I painted him while still attached to the scrap I stamped him on, and snipped him out later, btw. I can see from this photo, I need to hit the edges with my black marker! That whole deal went on a double mat of red and blue.
The flag pieces (is that what we call them, instead of banners?) are all scraps and a skinny piece of red ribbon from The Paper Source. The sentiment is from Everything Happy by Stampendous.
This took SUPER long to paint, mostly because I was LOVING doing it. Plus, the thing's gotta DRY! This would never make it into my collection of samples that I am making to sell. However, my SIL is having a birthday in October, as is my own sister, so somebody will probably get this one.
Hey, thanks for stopping by today!