Photo from here
I was really inspired to find this photo of this Moravian grandma hand-painting these folk art images on her exterior walls. Look at that patience and artistry!
I love the blue-and-white folk art work like she’s working with, so I was inspired to create a set of four cards that used this blue-on-white theme and them reversed it so that it also showcased white on blue.
The two designs that are blue on white were stamped with Stampin’ Up!’s Pacific point ink and then I added some soft blue to the images with Copic® markers (B00, B05, B06).
On the white-on-blue images, I stamped with white craft ink and then took my white Prismacolor pencil and lightly added some soft white shading blending it out. I love how these two styles look together!
Next, I turned them into cards with a clean and simple feel. I think that works perfectly for this type of folk art. It lends to that graphic simplicity that allows folk art to shine.
Here are the birdies close up.
And here are the flowers in a vase pair.
I hope it inspires you to look at some of your images in a new way and also coloring in a different style!
Supplies used: White cardstock from Neenah Paper Inc.; pacific point cardstock and pacific point and whisper white craft ink pads from Stampin’ Up!; Folk Heart stamp set from Power Poppy; Copic® markers (B00, B05, B06) from Imagination International Inc.; white pencil from Prismacolor.