Friday, February 05, 2021

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! 

This week's tutorial on Splitcoaststampers was a Watercolor Bleed Technique, so I used that technique for my background here. I used this stencil for my base, tracing each circle with a watercolor pencil and moving the stencil each time so the circles just touched. In the tutorial she lined her images up and that would have been easier than 2 stacks of images... it was a lot of area to keep wet all at once. I ended up adding some misted water once I had the circles filled, to cover up a couple mistakes add that splashy effect. 

This silhouette image is one of my favorites, from a 2017 Valentine release... so perfectly sweet. The word stamp is from a really versatile Valentine set - it's full of words that can go together to build all kinds of lovey sentiments! How many can you come up with?

Here's a closer look at the background - I love the way all the colors settled, and the texture that was added with the misted water. 

Stamps I used:

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the links and details!

In other news, I've been having trouble getting into my 'other' Instagram account where I show off my stamp designs, but I found a workaround and it's back! If you don't follow me there, please do! :) 

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  1. Fantastic card. Thank you.

  2. Such a sweet card. I love bright colored backgrounds and silhouettes with children are always my favorites. Thanks for that tip about the circle template to use for the ink splots.