Just got this fabulous Penny Black stamp and wanted to try a fall version. On a piece of watercolor cs, I splattered masking fluid and let dry. Then, I used the watercolor technique where you color on the stamp with zig watercolor markers and then spritz with water before stamping. I did this multiple times with multiple shades of the colors. Sometimes I spritzed with water sometimes not. I also sponged a bit of color on the stamp some of the time when I didn't have the shade I wanted in a zig. Then I used a technique that I have seen Jill Foster and Virginia of "Yes, Virginia" use, and that is before removing the stamp from the MISTI, I stamped with versamark and clear embossed. That way I could sponge the bg because I was nervous about a watercolor wash with such a detailed stamp. It also gives the leaves and berries a lovely shine IRL, which of course you can't see in the photo. After sponging I rubbed off the masking fluid leaving the white splatters, which I love. I didn't have enough splatters of masking fluid so I added splatters of diluted white acrylic paint. Watercolor panel is popped up with dimensionals. Very happy with how this turned out!
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 23739
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 4:47 AM
Oh my! I would be over-the-moon happy if this were my work! This is gorgeous! I love the warm colours of the leaves and the rich berries! Thank you so much for describing your process. I love the splatter of white and the clear blue background. Amazing card - I love it!
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 68784
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 5:19 AM
Wow! Doesn't get any more beautiful. Super job with this awesome stamp. I've been eyeing that stamp this week and need to order it.
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Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 10330
Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 6:39 AM
Maura, this is one of those pop off the page WOWZERS kinda cards the leaves, berries, and spattered snow are stunning and brought to the forefront by the beautiful blue behind them. Just not enough words to describe this beauty!
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