A Facebook friend asked if I would share a post card painting
Step by step... I want to share with you, too!
I do not paint directly on my vintage/antique papers.
I scan them into my computer & print them onto card stock or
80 lb. watercolor paper. I also have color copies made onto these papers.
If you could try both ways... they have unique results.
Leaving the white of the paper for the stars & white stripes...
Once my colors are down I like to add a natural tone to antique it~
My first ink in this piece is Nut Brown from Winsor & Newton~
Allow to dry completely...
Add black ink to finish the fine details of the nest~
While allowing to dry completely... pick out the perfect stamps!
I find bags of used/canceled stamps at antique stores.
Once your artwork is completely dry you can lay it face down
onto a clean, dry towel & press it on low heat.
Red, white & blue stamps...
Old & worn~ they had brought a note to somebody years ago!
Tippy boy finds me semi-entertaining...
As much as humans can be to fancy cats~
Wishing you a safe 4th of July holiday, Sweet Friends!