Honeysuckle Watercolour

We have just launched some new stamps!  You can see them all over on the Design Team blog and of course they are showing up in the What’s New department on the Chocolate Baroque website too.


There is so much you can do with these images, from complex colouring to very simple stamping.  This little concertina is made from heavy watercolour paper and stamped with Adirondack dye inks.  They are not waterproof, so I used a waterbrush to pull colour in from the stamped image.  I then patted the inkpad onto a non-stick sheet and mixed with water to paint the backgrounds.  The colours used are Oregano, Wild Plum, Denim and Terracotta (or possibly Ginger, I can’t quite remember).

I have some other cards I’ve made with these and some work in progress too, so watch out for more artwork coming soon.

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9 thoughts on “Honeysuckle Watercolour

  1. I love this technique & it works to perfection with this image. It’s so instructive seeing your use of colour mirroring using complementary colours with the facing images; I got quite excited when I realised & saw how effective it is.
    Paula (PEP)

    1. Ah, there speaks an attentive student! Yes, you are quite right, I have used two sets of complimentary colours – pink and green are opposite each other on the colour wheel as are blue and orange. Plus you have tonal contrast with strong and pale versions of the same colours too.


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