This week Kia has shared with us this tutorial from Harriet DeWinton seen here on YouTube on painting carved pumpkins and I had watched it a while back and did this from memory and instead of drawing a garland of pumpkin lanterns I did grab an older Peddlers Pack Jack O Lantern background stamp because, I knew it was big enough to have wiggle room for the paint to move on it.
So I started out stamping it with some Simon Says Stamp barely beige ink on Arches 100% cotton cold press watercolor paper and using a very light wash of yellow paint over that.
and I let that dry.
So I washed on more water and started dropping in paint to let it move and some of the spots were not as dry as I thought they were so, I kept adding more water and more paint to try to smooth out some of the edges.
More paint with some deeper shades and I did sprinkle this with some clear water over the top of it and then decided if I remember right this stamp is not quite fitting into rectangle dies I have so, I decided to add some of the deeper tones to the edges past the natural edge so that if I were to cut it with a die I would not have say two brown to the edges and two white edges.find this challenge here at Splitcoaststampers. Hope you are all doing well & thanks for stopping by.