Have you heard of Tiffany Glass Stamp & Doodle technique? I bet not, because I just coined the term! 🙂 I’ve been thinking of the people of Hawaii for weeks, and created these tropical-themed designs with them in mind. The stamps were perfect for the idea!
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Tutorial: Tiffany Glass Stamp & Doodle: 3 ways
Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!
I stumbled on this vintage watercolor paper online – every sheet is different, and I wondered what it would be like to paint on. Terrible for watercolor, but great for gouache!
Technique 1: Pre-draw graphic
I created a grid, drew some angled lines, so I could create a bit of a pattern. The background color is the complement of the flower – yellows vs purples, so they really vibrate on the piece. Doing the doodles afterward is lots easier than doing the drawing part in pen first; getting the paint right up to the line without going over is too hard, but the lines later work great.
Technique #2: Ignore the graphics
I started by drawing fronds in the background – but really didn’t like them by the time I painted the bird of paradise. With gouache I could just ignore the lines, and painted shapes that worked in the space available. Cool colors in the background and warm in the flower in the front.
Technique #3: Skip the graphics
This time I gave in – I hadn’t liked being controlled by the sketch so skipped it and just painted leaf shapes! I made the colors pastel cools, then doodled like mad all over. So much fun!
Use any medium for this technique!
I can easily see using other mediums and papers – get out your markers, paints, waterbased markers…..and go to town with a pen!
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