Hello, there’s a new Beautiful Days release from Simon Says Stamp today. I was really taken with the Garden Fresh flowers in jars images. I took a deep breath and delved in because although I love to paint glass, it can be tricky!
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Before I jump into this card, please check out the new Beautiful Days release from Simon Says Stamp. The Garden Fresh stamp set I’ve used for this card is part of the new release as is the Sisters Forever set I used for the sentiment.
how to paint glass – it can be tricky!
I find a key for me when painting from stamp sets is to get barely there image to work from – just enough for me to see and no more. I stamp really lightly in water-reactive ink and then fill in the gaps with a pencil as needs be.
I often Google whatever I’m trying to paint so I have a reference to work from. I Googled ‘watercoloured jars’ for this card and then took it from there. Having studied the reference photos, I noticed they used quite dark tones in places. That is a contrast to how you would imagine painting a see-through object.
I aimed to get darker tones around the rim of the jars where the thread is and also a few where the water line is. I also added shadows underneath so that the jars weren’t floating in mid air and I pulled a little of that colour up between the jars as if there were shadows on the wall behind.
I kept the flowers and leaves simple with a lighter base layer of colour and then a darker layer to add the details. For me, the flowers were a supporting role in this image with the three jars being the stars of the show!
Well. that’s me for today. I am back on the weekend with more to share. I hope you will join me then.
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Again, you provide us with such lovely inspiration. Thank you!
BEAUTIFUL JOB, Debby! I like your explanation of how you did this with the glass! THANK YOU! ;)
Have a BLESSED DAY!
So thrilled to see your inspirational work!
You are my touch stone of inspiration!
Amazing. And beautiful as ever. It’s such a joy to see your mini masterpieces.
absolutely stunning as always! I love to see your work thanks for sharing :-)
Your painting is fabulous! I love how you took this simple stamp set and made something SO BEAUTIFUL out of it!!
Hello, Debbie – This is absolutely jaw-dropping. It is very challenging to paint this and your work is, as always, exceptionally good. Thanks SO much for being part of this hop and for inspiring us each time.
Lori S in PA (USA)
So pretty and perfect for Spring. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!
Very impressive. Thanjs for the instructions. You should also make a video doing it.
Beautiful card! Thanks for the instructions and the inspiration.
SUCH LOVELY CARDS. THANKS FOR THE TIPS, TOO!