Hi, I am using Art Impressions Stone Bridge for today’s project for this weekends’ post for Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend. I just love these stone bridges, don’t you? It reminds me of the one in Central Park NY. It can be used for so many occasions, just add a sentiment.
I decided to create a stone bridge with rocks in a stream. The rocks are actually created with a stamp from the 2016 Exclusive set that is only available when you take an Art Impressions class. I love them and use them often.
I inked the Stone Bridge with #86 African Violet. I stamped it off a couple of times and re-inked it with #45 Sepia. This creates a nice grayish brown color for the bridge and rocks. After I softened and pulled the color out of the lines, I covered the bridge with a mask I made from a post it note.
The birch trees are inked with #45 Sepia and the tops of the trees are inked with #72 Pine Green. I added water to the outside edges of the trees to keep them white and used more water on the tops of the trees to create a background for the leaves. I stamped the leaves over the background to define them within the trees.
I added a bush of leaves on each side of the bridge in the #72 Pine Green. I added water and softened the leaves. I stamped the rocks into the stream using the same combination of #86 African Violet and #45 Sepia. I softened the lines and added some definition to the tops of the rocks. Once that was dry, I added the water using #60 Salvia Blue first, adding #36 Manganese Blue and finishing it off with #3 Blue to get a nice highlight.
Here is a close up.
This is such a fun project to do. I hope you will break out your stamps and markers and have a go! If you want to see me create this project, I will be posting the video soon so head over to my YouTube channel and paint along with me.
I hope you are inspired to watercolor this weekend. I look forward to seeing your creations.
Have a crafty day!!