Simply Leaves

Simply Leaves Heather Telford

I was working with new leaf stamps from Penny Black today; they are from the Fall 2014 release being featured on the PB blog all week. The panel I was making was more vibrant and bold than the one above (you will see it on the blog next week) but the images on the scrap paper beside me were muted and watery like these. I was using distress stain and stamping several impressions without reinking because the pigment is strong and a little spritz of water makes it go further. Before changing colour I stamped off on the scrap paper to clean the stamp. I decided to recreate the pretty pale leaf images on a card instead of a scrap.

For each leaf I applied a little distress stain to one side of the leaf image, spritzed with water and stamped on watercolour paper. The stain and water blended but not evenly. I didn’t clean the stamp between colours; that’s why there is a bit of yellow in each leaf. The little specks of colour you see on the panel were splats made as I lifted the wet stamp from the paper. Basically this prettiness just happened; I had very little to do with it. I was so happy with the simplicity of the three leaves I didn’t even add a sentiment. If I want one I can add it inside.

Supplies

Stamps: Lush & Lavish (PB)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo distress stains & Wild Honey(Ranger) 
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Fall Festival mix & match papers (PB)

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4 Comments on “Simply Leaves”

  1. Paulette S says:

    I beg to differ, Heather! I love the “magic” that happens when you stamp…and I love this, it reminds me of stamping on fabric with the sponge stamps, that retain paint so well and it carries over with each impression.

  2. chrissieann says:

    I just love the wateryness of this one Heather. Gorgeous!
    Chrissie

  3. Lindsey says:

    No, I think you may have had something to do with the prettiness, since if I tried this, there would be little muddy blotches on the panel, as opposed to artistic leaf impressions. 😉

  4. judka says:

    Love hearing how you made this, Heather. I thought a magic wand was somehow involved! Your work is always amazing.


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