By the lakePosted: October 27, 2014
I did a little watercolour painting today with a stamped image as my starting point. The image was stamped on a piece of acetate so I could work out the positioning for another card panel I was creating. I decided to stamp the acetate onto a scrap of watercolour paper I had lying around. Can you guess which stamp I used from the new Penny Black “Winter Wonderland” release? My image is of course a mirror image as it was stamped from the acetate. It is also a patchy imprint because the ink beaded on the plastic and did not transfer a complete image onto the watercolour paper. I ended up using half the stamped image, masking off the side which is now blue.
Looking at the incomplete imprint I could see a tree with spreading roots so I started by painting the trunk, branches and roots. I used distress stains, keeping them intense in some areas and blending in other places with extra water. I decided to keep the card base tall and thin like the panel and was in two minds whether to add a sentiment or not. I ended up choosing a little sentiment which helped complete a visual triangle with the rest of the black stamping.
Stamps:Woodland Wonder, Joy Filled (PB)
Inks: Broken China, Vintage photo, Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint distress stains (Ranger) & Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 25% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper