Hello everyone, I have a final project to show you this month using the Birds of Paradise multibuy stamp set from Chocolate Baroque.
I have recently taken up crocheting, and love the brightly coloured blankets with the variation of patterned motifs spreading across from one side to the other. My background uses one of the little motifs from the stamp sets, and a range of Distress Ink colours to replicate this idea. I started my background by painting a section of smooth watercolour with a wash of aquamarine acylic paint, and dried this thoroughly. I drew a grid of diamonds with pencil, and then chose my colour palette of inkpads. I stamped the little motif across the background, and once it was dry, I rubbed out the pencil lines.
I painted a smaller piece of watercolour paper in the same way, using the acrylic wash, and then coloured the Damask Panel using Distress Markers in the same colours as I used on the background. I stamped and embossed the birdcage onto a piece of pale green vellum using gold embossing powder. My bird was stamped onto a sticky label and coloured with Polychromos pencils to match the overall colour scheme.
Finally, I have added a sentiment taken from the stamp set to complete the card. I used a dark blue Distress Marker to edge all of the pieces of watercolour paper.