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« on: April 09, 2015 05:57:56 AM »

I made this set of apple cards lately for gala_apples for the Use What You Have swap.  I carved an apple stamp for her,which I posted about here, and decided that I had to make something with it an a bonus, before including them all in the package I sent her.  I really liked how the apple stamp turned out and thought it would great with some water colours.


I cut out squares of water colour paper, and stamped the images on with black Versafine ink.


When the black ink dried, it was waterproof, and perfect for painting on with pearlescent water colour paint.  I am kind of in love with pearlescent paint lately.  You can't really see in the pictures, but they do have a nice little bit of shimmer to them.


I did a set of green and red apples.  I think I made a dozen cards in total.  They were really fun to do and it was quite therapeutic painting them.


I made them as a tall thin card, or a long horizontal card.  They are about 3x6".  I also inked the edges of the water colour paper after painting the apples, to add a bit more dimension to them.

A bit more about the green apples on my blog.

and about the red apples too.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015 07:11:48 AM »

I'm super impressed with these and the fact you made the stamps.  I was so surprised when I saw that you made them.  Great work! 
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015 09:02:43 AM »

These are awesome!  Love the watercolors- what a great idea! Turned out beautifully.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015 11:30:05 AM »

You made a wonderful stamp, and these cards are gorgeous! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015 01:25:47 PM »

Thank you - I am getting a lot of satisfaction out of making my own stamps, and then painting them is very therapeutic too - makes me feel like I am making little mini pieces of art.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015 02:42:43 PM »

How did I miss these? They are so pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015 06:19:50 PM »

Wow - thanks for picking up on this again - this was one from a long ways back Smiley
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