Flowering Fields watercolor abstract
T his watercolor abstract was inspired by a picture in a magazine. Learn to easily block in color and build a scene. Fun fun...
I tore this picture out of a magazine a few years ago. I was so attracted to the colors and composition. I could kick myself for waiting so long to attempt it because it was super easy.
I like to mist my watercolor paper a few times to get it to start receiving moisture. Pinch your ink pad while it's closed to get ink on the inside of the lid. Spritz water in lid of Sahara sand, Daffodil delight, Old olive and Tempting turquoise. work in 4 sections top to bottom. Lay down clean water at top section add Sahara sand. While still wet work down to Daffodil delight followed by Old olive and some spots of Tempting turquoise at the bottom. I used watercolor brushes but you could also use an aqua painter.
Now for highlights and low lights add more Daffodil delight to the second section from the top and add Night of navy in a few random spots shown here. Let dry.
I found it easiest to mount these 3 stamps from Flowering Fields stamp set on acrylic blocks so I could quickly switch back and forth but you really don't have to.
Start stamping in a zig zag up and down motion working left to right and back again. Stamping until all the ink is off the stamp and reload often. Get plenty of ink near the bottom to mostly fill in but leave it lighter near the top with Real red.
Add Real red and Old olive to a few spots at the bottom to muddy up the the inks a bit. You can add a little water and wipe away any area that you feel are too heavy. or just use a wet paper towel. Now you've create a beautiful watercolor abstract with stamps and ink. The beauty of this piece is that it looks great mounted on every color card stock I've tried but here I used Early Espresso