In the Garden: AstilbePosted: June 9, 2015
The second of my ‘in the garden’ flowers was harder to identify than the first. The stamp is a silhouette so I have to go by the shape rather than any details. It could be several plants but for the purposes of this post I am labelling it ‘Astilbe’ as seen in the photo here.
The technique for this one is smoosh, stamp, spritz and splatter with distress stains whereas yesterday’s was more controlled swipe, stamp, then paint. When using distress stains to ink a stamp you can’t guarantee an even coverage like you get with an ink pad; I like the unpredictable light and dark and the wetter and dryer areas too. You can’t see in this picture but some of the spritz was pearl-ex and water so there is a subtle gold sheen to the leaves and flowers.
Stamps: Floral & Feathers, Sprinkles & Smiles (PB)
Inks: Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon, Aged Mahogany distress stains (Ranger) Versafine Onyx Black (ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Green cardstock