Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Painted Pomegranites

Hi all! It's time for another fabulous release of stamps from Flourishes and this one features three new sets that are PERFECT for your fall creations! When I saw this first set called Figs And Pomegranites created by Marcella Hawley, I thought about the rich, deep colors of fall. That led to me trying all kinds of mediums to paint these pomegranites before I finally settled on my Prismacolor Pencils! I knew that in order to see what I did - the best thing to do would be a step-by-step tutorial!

Looking at the finished card, you probably wondered how I got the light reflective qualities in the coloring. Well, it was as simple as stamping my image with Versafine Black Onyx and then using a brush to bleach out the areas of the pomegranite.
After that, I picked up a cream pencil and colored the stem and leaves. I used Deco Pink to color the pomegranite.
From there, I colored over the entire leaf with Lime Peel. And, the entire berry with Mulberry.
Now comes the shading! I used Dark Green for the leaves and stem and Tuscan Red and Dahlia Purple to shade areas of the pomegranite. I know this looks really rough at this point but stick with me! That is about to change!

I used a paper stump and some odorless mineral spirits to blend my colors together. What I have now is just a blended piece that is shaded in just portions of the fruit and leaves. How did I get the outlined image overtop?
Because the stamps are clear, I used Staz-On Black ink, lined my image up over my colored pencil creation and stamped my image over top! I love the effect this created!

From there, I edged my colored pencil piece with a gold leafing pen. Added a decorative piece of green that has a sewn edge. I used a second green layer and added a decorative punch (Martha Stewart). The ribbon is Martha Stewart as well and the ribbon was threaded through a tag created by a Spellbinders Tag set. The saying "Give Thanks" is also a part of the Figs and Pomegranite set!

Here's one last look at my card.....
And, here's a look at all the images in the set!

Want to see what other members of the Flourishes Design Team cooked up? Just click on the links! You won't be dissapointed!

Remember, if something I design inspires you when you hit the Flourishes store, remember to use the promotional code juliek! There's even a huge sale - you can get 10% off all three sets when you buy the new release bundle! You can click HERE to see all the other goodies that are on sale too! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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