This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast was so much fun for me - Heather Telford is sharing some of her tips for Vintage Watercolor. I used to love stamping scenes with all the masking and combining images - for the occasion I pulled out a retired stamp set from Flower Soft called Quiet Corner Bench. This set came with the bench and then a variety of things to mask or fussy cut to set on it - the cat, a basket, hat and gloves, and a book.
I stamped the kitty first and then masked him to stamp the bench. I used Adirondack Espresso ink for that stamping (still sad that those dye inks are no longer in production... I've used them for years!). I added extra color with my brush right from the the lid of the inkpad, and that took me back to my early stamping days as well. For the darker shading I used an Elegant Writer pen - I bought a set of these after watching THIS tutorial on YouTube... the effects she gets are so interesting! Love the way the ink reacts with water.
I added some stamped grass (Biblical Impressions), then stamped in some flowers from Art Impressions, either blending with a brush or stamping into brushed water. The sentiment I used is from my Warm Fuzzies clear set available through Impression Obsession. I love that little line from An Affair To Remember (click there to hear it! *sigh*).
I hope you'll give this tutorial a try - and check out the Elegant Writer, too, if you're interested in something new!