Friday, April 22, 2011

Painting on Sewing Day?

***Please note - the studio is closed for the long weekend and will re-open for our regular studio hours on Tuesday at 11am***

Yes, we did! For an hour or so at least :)

Anna came in a bit early for our sewing night yesterday. She spied some NEW STAMPS I got into the studio Wednesday and we were inspired!!! Take a look at this Hydrangea Stamp from Stampendous

I first saw these stamps in a Donna Downey Inspiration Wednesday video and had to get them in. Stunning.

Leanne was in on Wednesday and was telling me of a Watercolour project she did by stamping on Tissue Paper with Archival Ink, sealing it to a piece of Watercolour Paper with Matte Medium and then painting the image with watercolours. OH YEAH, Anna and I had to do this with these stamps. Out came the paints! *wink* This is what I created:

It's mounted on a 8x8 MDF Canvas from KaiserCraft. I adhered a piece of vintage musical score to the canvas with Claudine's Matte Medium and using a combination of her Tan and White Studio Paints, created a wash to blend it all in. I then inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink to finish it off. Oh yeah -- the watercolour was mounted on a couple of pieces of 6x6 chipboard that I cut and adhered to the canvas to give it a little "pop". See.....

Me like-y :)

Anna's was fantastic too! and had a completely different look. Love that!

Painting complete we cleaned off our tables and were joined by another 4 crazy girls for our sewing night. I created an Anna Butler skirt to wear to Inspired next month-- a couple of ruffled flowers too! How fun!!

Like those stamps? Also in the studio right now is the Dahlia

On its way are the Rose and the Peony:

And soon to be released - Tulip, Tiger Lily and Dogwood!! Yum!!

Have a fantastic Easter Weekend everyone!

See you when I re-open the studio on TUESDAY at 11am!


Gidget-Trish said...

Love, love love your painting! I bought the peony stamp and did an art journal page with it that came out great. Love those stamps. I just might need to buy more. Wish I was closer to your shop!!!

Karen Ellis said...

Is this where I say - I ship :) hehe. Thanks Trish

Wendy Gilbertson said...

Very nice Karen!!

Regan said...

even better in person..had a blast as usual last night!

Laura Haviland said...

Oh Karen,
Love them,please save me a Dalia and peony stamp..
Donna Downey is so unique and love her to piece's.
Exciting stamps, must have's !!LOL