Watercolored poinsettias with Trinity Stamps brand new stamp.

Hello friends, welcome back to another blog post. I can’t believe its already almost the end of October! Time flies when you are having fun crafting, doesn’t it!

This blog post has a special part in my heart because I actually designed the illustration for the Poinsettia stamp I am going to show you today. Its such an honor to be able to create illustrations for Trinity Stamps and I am thrilled to be part of the team.

Alright, I wanted to play with watercolors for this project, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do in the end but I knew I wanted to do some sort of watercolor background and florals, so I started by stamping my poinsettias on a piece of watercolor paper, my paper of choice is Arches cold press but any watercolor paper would do. I stamped the poinsettias all around the edges of my paper using an embossing ink and proceeded to pour tinsel embossing powder on top of the ink right away. I wanted it to be chunky embossing powder so that when I heat set the image the gold would really stand out. My plan worked. I ended up with a beautiful gold lined background of poinsettias ready to be watercolored. 

The next step was to paint all of my images, so I grabbed my Daniel Smith watercolor palette and my favorite brush and I started putting pigment in my paper, a little at a time.  I ended up with a mix of pinks and greens and reds after it was all said and done. I was in love. There is something so magical about watching your pigment touch the paper and interact with the other colors and change and merge and become one. 

I let my paper dry fully, some I helped dry faster using my heat gun, and a couple of the others I just let them air dry. Now it was time to decide what I wanted to do with my finished colored pieces. 

Here you can see how I chose to use them in a few different projects and I love them all. 

I hope I was able to inspire you to create something with your poinsettia stamps. 

Thank you all so much for reading my blog post this week and I will see you all next time! 

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