Do you ever have a card turn out entirely different than you had planned. I started out with lots and lots of bright cheerful flowers, but they just weren't working with the tinted wood that I just had to try after I saw an Artisan Team Member do it. (Hint: Simply roll some ink over the the Wood Textures Designer Paper. Wow!) Scrap the flower out came the boots from the Country Livin' stamp set.
Coloring Technique for Boots
I colored both boots essentially the same way; I just changed the colors ( Soft Suede, Calypso Coral Bermuda Bay). Hint: Watercolor paper is a must when coloring with Aqua Painters on a bigger surface such as the boots. First, I washed my base coat of color over my boots. Then, I went back and added deeper color everywhere that had lines and creases. The boot stamp from the Country Livin' stamp set makes it easy, because the lines and creases are plain to see. And finally, for even deeper color, I used my markers to color the soles and accent pieces. Hers are Bermuda Bay and his are Soft Suede.
I did end up using my original stamp set for the Side by Side sentiment. Remember all the bright and cheerful flowers that I ended up not using? Anyway the sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. The watercolored boots compliment the washed wood look so much better than stamped flowers. The grass is the grass beneath the truck in the Country Livin' Stamp set.
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