Hello everyone. Its Heather here from The ArtFoamies Design Team. With this still being a summer month, I thought this great beach bag would be a good project to paint this fun and colourful flamingo design on. I hope you like it!
First I started with the Croquet stamp and a mix of white with a small amount of metallic gold and burnt sienna, to make a sand like color. I applied the paint onto a stamp buddie for blotting my stamp. I also then added a few touches of burnt sienna using a paint brush. This gave me a nice varied shading of colors for the sand area. After stamping I lightly brushed a thinned layer of my first color, just to tone down the darker areas.
Next I added some palm trees from the ArtFoamies, Summer Flamingo packet. I use Phthalo Green and Yellow Green lt for the leaves and a mix of Yellow Green lt plus a small amount of Quinacridone Violet to make a brown, for the trunk. Last, I brushed some striping on the trunk in metallic gold.
Now its time to add these cheery flamingos! This is also in the ArtFoamies, Summer Flamingo package. For the main body and head areas I made a mix of Cadmium Orange Hue with a small amount of white, and patted it on with my flat brush. I added small amounts of Quinacridone Violet under wing and head to blend in as a shadow. Next, I patted some Primary Yellow on the beak and legs.
For the last steps, I took my flat brush and some of the brown I made for the tree trunks and made a couple of wiggly horizontal lines at the base of each trunk to make the trees appear to look more grounded and not floating. Next, I used the Flip Flop ArtFoamies stamps from the Summer Flamingo package. I bordered the beach design with these, on the outside edges of the bag, using a variety of colors from my pallet and filling in the straps using a round paint brush, after I stamped the flip flop. On the back of the bag I added 2 palm trees and a pair of flip flops with striped straps.
For this project I have chosen the ArtFoamies stamp kit, RTR summer Flamingo, (https://wwwartfoamies.com/store/p493/RTR_Summer_Flamingo.html) and Balzer: Croquet (https://wwwartfoamies.com/store/p417/Balzer%3A_Croquet.html)
The paints I used are DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics (https://shop.decoart.com/decoart-media-fluid-acrylics) in the following colors:
cadmium orange hue
yellow green lt
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Happy Stamping with your ArtFoamies!