I’m by no means a professional when it comes to drawing but I do understand the importance of giving life to your pictures. And the easiest way to do that is by adding a shadow somewhere to show where the light is coming from. It gives it a je ne sais quoi, that makes the picture look 3D, real.
It hadn’t occurred to me, I could also do this with stamping. The whole idea of stamping one color over another seems absurd until you give it a shot. In this case, it adds depth to the flowers showing that there is light shining on them from one side and there is shadow on another. The effect is just wow for me! I’m definitely going to try to do this a hell of a lot more often.
I chose a bigger design just so that the shadow could be easily seen on a more intricate design and the effect is just as if I had taken the time to outline the white stamp with black acrylic paint.