Spring BlessingsPosted: March 27, 2013
I have made several attempts at stamping these sweet umbrella stamps but this is the first one to be successfully turned into a card. I propped up my watercolour panel slightly to encourage the ink and water to roll down the paper then wet the whole panel and stamped the blue inkpad directly on the top of the paper. The ink spread immediately, heading down as I intended, to look like rain. I stamped the red and yellow inks on an acrylic block then picked some up with a brush and applied it to the wet watercolour paper. When the blended ink was dry I stamped the umbrellas in red and black and added colour to them with water colour pencils blended with water. I cropped on all sides before matting it with white then popping it up on a white card base.
The Penny Black blog is full of clean and simple inspiration this week, check it out if you haven’t already.
This week’s One Layer Wednesday Challenge can be found over on Susan’s blog.
Stamps: April Showers (PB)
Inks: Memento Danube Blue, Love letter, Dandelion ink pads & Tuxedo Black Marker(Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, blue gingham ribbon