Masterpieces with Mimi: Poppy Time
Happy Saturday! Welcome to our next edition of “Masterpieces with Mimi.” Join us once a month as the talented Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain shares a beautiful card along with her creative process.
Flowers are blooming on the blog today, thanks to Mimi. And lucky for us, she’s also sharing her gardening (ahem…stamping and coloring) secrets!
To create her card she’s used our popular Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-323 Poppy Time.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps 40-323 Poppy Time, 30-176 Sentimental; Tombow Markers 993, 837, 969, 126, 847, 856, 905; Round Tip Watercolor Paint Brush #6; Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V7; Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink; Watercolor Paper (Canson, Cold Press, 140 lbs)
Please note that Mimi cut up the stamp so that she can adjust the angle to suit her design needs. She says, “Don’t be scared to do it, it doesn’t get damaged!”
STEP 1: Partially ink the stamp with Black Versa Fine ink. Mimi did not want all the lines inked inside the flower, just the contours.
STEP 2: Use Tombow marker 993 to color the petals. Color them one at a time.
STEP 3: Add color using Tombow marker 905, coloring on top of 993, leaving some of 993 visible. There’s no need to let each layer dry before applying the next coat of color.
STEP 4: Apply Tombow marker 856 using the same technique as above, layer by layer.
STEP 5: Apply Tombow marker 847 as shown. Using the same technique, use Tombow markers 837 and 969 to finish the petal base.
STEP 6: With the paintbrush and water, blend the colors by making small circles moving from light to dark and never going back over an area that has already been blended. Do not worry about the little “lumps” in the paper. Let it dry completely and do not remove them yet.
STEP 7: Once dry, use a dry paper towel/tissue to delicately remove the paper “lumps.” You can see them on the picture below, above the flowers.
STEP 8: To complete the card, color each petal using the techniques shown above. Color the stems with Tombow marker 126 and stamp the sentiment. Use a fine tip pen to draw lines on the petals, if needed. The finished product looks like velvet once complete. Mimi says, “Practice this technique. You will love it!”
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- 40-323 Poppy Time
- 30-176 Sentimental
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