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.
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