Botanical NotesPosted: February 3, 2014
New stamps, new dies and new stencils are on display all this week on the Penny Black blog! Designs that you might have seen in sneak peeks during CHA will be featured on the blog and from Wednesday will be available in the online store. I will be showing off the new stamps all this week on my blog also. Those of you longing for spring will be happy to know the new release is full of gorgeous floral designs.
This collage stamp is one of several new collages. I chose to limit my colours and use watercolour pencils with dye ink. I inked the stamp with Memento Peanut Brittle and spritzed it sparingly with water before stamping on watercolour paper. I used only two watercolour pencils to add pink and ochre to the design blending and pulling the colour with a water pen. I also added very diluted colour to the edges of the panel before popping it up on dimensional tape. The sentiment was added in Versafine toffee crunch.
Stamps: Botanical Notes (PB)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils Gold Ochre 183, Pale Geranium Lake 121(Faber-Castell)
Inks: Memento Peanut Brittle & Versafine Toffee Crunch (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper