Sweet with Sass

Saturday, 5 September 2020

How about a little lemon today. I very much liked this set from Picket Fence Studios. There is not a lot of fuss and 2 lemons instead of just one, I like that.

Of course I decided to watercolour using Daniel Smith paints, but of course in the next few days I will do another stamped image and Copic Markers. Today I am using Arches 140lb cold press watercolour paper, and for my card base I am using Gina K Design Ivory. I have matted with Gina K Design Pinecone.

For this image I did the no line technique, stamping the image using a light yellow ink and proceeding from there. 


I started with the lemons as I knew the leaves would be darker, and the lemons would not take long to dry before moving on. Which they did not. I made two puddles, one a watered down Hansa yellow and the other full strength Hansa Yellow. This is my new favourite yellow. I first applied the lighter puddle, allowed to dry somewhat, then applied the darker puddle. 

I then made a puddle of Hooker's Green watered down and added it to the bottom of the lemons, then painted the stamp with the green paint and stamped to add the details from the stamp.


Moving on I painted the trunk, using a mix of Raw Umber and Indian Red. For the leaves and stems I used Serpentine Genuine and Green Apatite with a bit of Jadite Genuine mixed in. The little flower is done with a Quinacridone Rose.

Once all was dry I painted the centre part of the leaves on the stamp with Green Apatite Genuine and stamped the leaves adding the veins to the leaves.


Once all was dry I made a puddle of a light colour of the Hooker's Green and another puddle of a light wash of Cascade Green and proceeded to paint around the image, adding the colours as I went and a few times allowing them to mix.

On my Ivory cardbase I attached the green matting, then the watercolour piece. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair Ink in Green Oasis and attached using foam squares.


To finish up I added a scattering of gems. It took everything I had to not add splatters, but I really didn't think it needed them.

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