Home Paper art Tinged Blue {by Alison Bomber} with Alison Bomber stamps

Tinged Blue {by Alison Bomber} with Alison Bomber stamps


Whats up all, Alison right here from Phrases and Footage.  I liked the concept of blending up some paint variations on Surf’s Up – a lot in order that I ended up doing it with two completely different colors!  The plan was to work with Antarctic and create some tinges of blue that will go well with the tiny flowers on my EAB32 Rosemary Version stems.  

However I actually wished some greens for the needles too, so reasonably than simply including a inexperienced paint, I made a decision to combine that inexperienced paint with Surf’s Up too.  And the outcomes have made me very comfortable.  See what you suppose…

I like that every one the colors are associated to one another through Surf’s Up – it provides the entire piece a very soothing harmonious feeling.  And I am thrilled with my little apothecary bottles filled with distilled rosemary tincture (!) – one among PaperArtsy’s good glazes gave them simply the proper twist.  Learn on to seek out out extra.

So, with my three colors – Fresco Chalk Acrylic Surf’s Up, FF146, Antarctic FF67 and Magic Moss FF130  – step one was to see what sorts of tinges of blue I’d get with my Surf’s Up + Antarctic or Surf’s Up + Magic Moss (my chosen inexperienced) combos.  

After which, simply out of curiosity actually – but additionally as a result of I believed I’d need some paler greens for highlighting – I added in an Antarctic + Magic Moss column (far left).  Numerous beautiful icy blues and smoky, silvery blue-greens…heaven!

Rosemary as a plant does have silvery, delicate color tones, so I knew I used to be on to a superb factor with this color palette to play with together with my EAB32 Rosemary Version stamps.

In any case, it is all the time such enjoyable seeing the colors shift as you add just some drops extra of 1 paint or the opposite!

I actually wished to see how the rosemary appeared with these beautiful muted greens and blues, so I stamped the massive stems utilizing my stamping platform (in order that I’d be capable of stamp once more to retrieve any element misplaced within the portray stage), and started working with my water brush and my three paint colors.

I like working with my Fresco paints in washes, so I usually put a dot or puddle of the paint instantly onto the craft mat after which give it a spritz of water.  And I exploit a water brush simply because that is what works for me.  Once I’m portray one thing just like the rosemary needles, I exploit the best one in my set of three, and it is helpful how the moisture helps it maintain its level for this detailed work.  It additionally makes it very easy to combine the paints, utilizing the mat as my palette.

I realised as I used to be portray that the flowers are actually solely a small a part of the picture… with all these needles, the primary color tinges had been undoubtedly principally inexperienced by the point I might completed.  Since my unique temporary was to work with the Surf’s Up/Antarctic mixture (and since I actually liked these color mixes), I made a decision to deploy them to create some labels to go alongside the rosemary sprigs.  I painted 4 easy blocks of color (straight Antarctic on the high, straight Surf’s Up on the backside, and two mixes in between) able to create my labels in a while.

The thought for these labels modified my excited about the place the challenge was headed.  For the over-arching Texture theme this quarter, I might determined to make use of a beautiful birch bark panel as my substrate, and initially I might thought the entire thing could be very natural and pure.  

However with these labels underway, I began to take a flip in direction of one thing with a contact of the apothecary about it.  In any case, my botanical units are closely influenced by the medicinal powers and properties of the vegetation I sketch – with all the small print offered by Culpeper’s Natural (1653).  So that is what led me to the following a part of the creation.


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