Yellowware inspiration

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Almost the first collectible I bought, at an antiques fair on a farm, was a yellowware bowl.  I was enchanted with the color of the pottery — this rich, deep, butter yellow.

Gifts of the earth -- 116501

Gifts of the earth -- 116501

Back then — around 1980 — there was a resurgence of interest in folk art, partly because of the country’s bicentennial celebration.  Thanks to magazines like Country Living and the now-defunct Country Home, I learned a lot about affordable collectibles and how to create the “country” look.  Martha Stewart provided much education, as did Mary Emmerling’s books.

I have four yellowware bowls, and I’m very particular about which ones I collect.  Good thing I’m so picky, as they are way out of my price range now.

I was really excited to see this image in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini.  Perfect for coloring!  I wanted to try the technique used in the sample in the Mini, wetting down the whole image, then letting the color bleed out of the lines.  I like it!

To tone down the More Mustard on the strip, I sponged some So Saffron Craft ink and heated it to make it pop.  Then, because I didn’t have a Mustard button, I sponged More Mustard Craft ink on a So Saffron button and heated it to dry the ink.  I was pleased with the spatterware results!

I couldn’t really get the colors right in the photo, so check the supplies:

Stamp:  Gifts of the Earth (p. 15, Holiday Mini)

Ink:  Basic Brown, So Saffron Craft, More Mustard Craft

Paper:  Kraft, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Watercolor Paper

Other:  Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter, 3/4″ Circle punch, Fresh Favorites II button (So Saffron), Linen Thread, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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