Sketch, Paint and Sponge a Scene
By: Kittie Caracciolo, Artistic Guide
Finished card size: 5.25" x 5.25"
I love to create scenes around stamped images. Sketching in a few lines with an artist pen and adding color with sponges and brushes takes a simple stamped image and adds a scene full of life and color. If you can write, you can sketch straight lines, and you will be amazed at how easy it really is.
Hay Hanna (Hanna Stamps)
Kittie Kits Outdoor Master (Rubbernecker)
Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Peeled Paint (Ranger)
Shabby Shutters (Ranger)
Black Soot (Ranger)
Fired Brick (Ranger)
Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up!)
Going Gray (Stampin' Up!)
Blush Blossom (Stampin' Up!)
Brushes (Loew- Cornell)
Stylus and Foam Tip (Color Box)
Ink Blending Took (Inkssentials)
Artist Pen- Waterproof (Faber-Castell)
Deckle Scissors (Stampin' Up!)
Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders)
- Stamp your first image, mask and continue stamping and masking until you have added all your images.
- Using your artist pen, sketch imperfect straight lines around the images to create a fence and tree trunks.
- Sponge green ink on the ground area around you images and fence with small sponge applicators.
- Dab a small dry brush directly on your ink pad and then use a stipple motion to apply the ink around the tree limbs. This method is also helpful when adding color to small areas.
- Paint or color your images. I use the lid of my ink pad as a palette to mix reinker and water for coloring.
- Mask your images and apply texture to the trees and gassy to add depth to the scene.
- Sponge a light yellow base around the tree and grass line to highlight your scene and then add blue to the upper sky.
- Finish your card as desired and step back and admire what you have accomplished.