Hi there! Happy Monday! Erum here with another session of Creative Coloring with Erum. My project today features the new Build-A-Flower: Queen of the Lilies Stamp Set and I will show you how to really enhance the images by adding a light color wash to the background. Also, I will be adding shading via stamping, which will add quite a bit of interest to the image too.
Queen of the Lilies Stamping:
- Stamp the A1 layer in Vanilla Cream Crisp Dye Ink on Crest Solar White Cardstock (80lbs).
- Stamp the A2 layer in Vanilla Cream Crisp Dye Ink.
- Apply Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink to the center of the A2 layer and stamp over the image again. Tip: Use your finger or a blending tool to smudge the edges or ink cube marks.
- Repeat step 2 but this time apply Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the A3 layer in Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink.
- Apply Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink to the lower part of the stamp and stamp over the image again.
- Stamp the A4 layer in Limeade Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the A4 layer again by applying the Limeade Crisp Dye Ink only to the center of the stamp.
- Repeat step 7 but this time use Lime Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the A5 layer in Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Ink.
- Apply Mahogany Bark Crisp Dye Ink onto the center of the A5 layer and stamp again.
- Stamp the A6 layer in Fresh Leaf Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the A7 layer in Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Ink.
- Apply Mahogany Bark Crisp Dye Ink onto the A7 layer and use your finger or a blending brush to soften it, then stamp over the image.
- Stamp the B1 and C1 layers in Firefly Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the B2 and C2 layers in Grass Field Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the B3 and C3 layers in Shadow Creek Crisp Dye Ink.
- Stamp the C4 layer in Mountain Pine Crisp Dye Ink.
The Background Color:
- Create a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base and set it aside.
- On A2 Loose Watercolor Cardstock, apply a bit of water on the left portion. Make sure this is spread out enough to peek through from under the flower arrangement.
- Next, drop in Tea Party pigment from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set and spread it around.
- Increase or decrease the concentration of the pigment as you see fit.
- Add a bit of warm yellow pigment to the edge of the color wash. Also, drop this in near the floral arrangement.
- Once you are happy with the look, dry the panel.
- Add a few splatters of the remaining pink and yellow pigment then dry the panel again completely.
- Now, through the Narrow Brick Stencil, apply the Grass Field Crisp Dye Ink with the help of a blending tool. Make sure to not overdo this, add the design aesthetically in some places so it accentuates the arrangement.
- Next, add fine black paint splatters.
- Adhere the panel onto the card base.
- Adhere the flowers with Instant Dimension Foam Tape and glue the leaves directly to the card front.
- Stamp the sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink.
- To finish, adhere a few gems.
I think stamping the layers in a couple of shades and blending the ink on the stamp itself gave a beautiful dimension to the center of the flower. You can definitely see the depth right away. You can even stamp the Queen of the Lilies images as is, it is a beautifully designed stamp and will look wonderful no matter how you stamp it. But in this way, you will only just step it up a bit more and add faux dimension.
I also thought that adding a coral color matched the orange hues of the flower and the addition of the yellow also gelled everything together well. The bit of stenciling adds a light texture to the background and balances the bright, popping leaves.
You can watch the video below or on YouTube.
Thank you so much for stopping by! See you next week!