Monday, March 23, 2020

Impression Obsession - Old is New

With such a huge collection of wonderful stamps from so many artists, sometimes the older stamps in the Impression Obsession catalog find their way out of the spotlight. We don't want them to be forgotten, so we like to feature them regularly. We hope you're inspired!

I've got a full house this week, with my son and an extra college student home to study, the rest of the kids out of school and my husband only working as needed - I'm used to having a lot of quiet space to myself during the week, so I'm working hard to maintain my routine and mental health. It's a battle! But I just keep reminding myself to go on to the next thing.

This image from the Serendipity line reminds me of simpler times, and I imagined all these dresses in mini calico prints. While the stamp and my stamped watercolor paper were still in place, I picked out three scraps from my stash and laid them over the image to stamp again.

Before cutting the pieces out, I did some shading with colored pencils and added some highlights with a white pencil and Tsukineko's white all-purpose ink - it's got a little bit of a pearl finish to it, which is so pretty. The brighter white dots (below) are white acrylic paint, dotted with a pencil point.

IO Products I used:

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, Dina. Your take on these adorable dresses reminds me so much of my childhood (back in the 40's and 50's). Think it is the colors of the papers you chose. I also admire how you shaded in each of these. The card is LOVELY! By the way, I bought several of your cards that you sold a few months ago. Everyone who has received one has oooed and awed for the card they received. Thank you for putting your beauties up for sale!