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: 19703
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: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 9948
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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