Those of you coming from the Heart2Heart blog who have not been around for about fifteen years will not recognize these stamp images. The labels say D.O.T.S. with a 1989 copyright date. Can I get someone--anyone--to tell me they still have some of their oldies but goodies? I have drawers full.
To get the pond, I swooshed my watercolor pen through Moonstruck, Twilight, Juniper, and Pear using the "press the lid into the ink pad" method. (I'm very technical around here.) Once I got an even swirly look, I picked up more Moonstruck and flicked it, then more Pear and flicked it. I had to let the paper dry before stamping the black grasses and sentiment. Anyone want to guess how I learned that lesson??
I'll tell you another lesson I learned. You can't mask off edges well enough for watercoloring. I tried scoring my lines and masking, coloring, stamping with two long sticky notes. Yeah...not so much. This second attempt was done by cutting two smaller pieces of paper, watercoloring/stamping one, mounting it on a wider one, and scoring the edges with the Martha Stewart Score Board using the edge of the watercolor piece as a guide. I scored a second line then trimmed very, very close to it.
In other news, I finished my novel!!! It has holes the size of trucks, but it's done. I am taking today off of mine and critiquing the work of my writing partners instead. I also need to write a summary sheet to take to the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in September.
Hi ho, hi ho...it's off to work I go.
Until next time,