Dried Grasses

Dried grasses Heather Telford

I have another wintry scene to share with you depicting a sunrise and some dried grasses in the snow. Now that I look at it again I realize the background is not unlike a bush fire scene. Not what I was aiming to create! Let’s just stick with snow shall we?

I masked the bottom snow banks with frisket film to keep them white while I painted the sky area using wet into wet techniques and distress stains. When the sky was almost dry I stamped the grasses, moved the snow mask, stamped some more grasses then spritzed so the colour would bleed a little. Even though grasses look brown and dried out in the winter, they often look very delicate and pretty against a snowy back drop, especially when they have a glistening layer of snow balancing on them. Everything is still green and blooming round here so I will try and post a few more summery cards before it’s all golden leaves and pumpkins!


Stamps:  Nature’s Gifts, Joyfilled (PB)
Inks: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain distress inks & Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hotpressed watercolour paper

5 Comments on “Dried Grasses”

  1. Vicki B says:

    Great winter scene! I’d love to see a video of how you paint a background like that. I’ve tried and mine just don’t work.

  2. Anne Sweeney says:

    Omgosh lol .. No but I have to tell you 1st it is beautiful and I love it ..yes if you changed the ground it would totally be a scene so many have been enduring.. And I before reading said oh she must have done the fires out west she must live there .. Then I read and Omgosh you Saying ,looks like a fire wasn’t what I was going for . I was relieved ,yet kinda sad because your work is so good ..no matter it’s beautiful .. And we all must pray for those who have lost everything .. And more importantly the three firefighters that lost their lives… Tfs… Yours in Christ and ink Anne

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Pat says:

    That sky gives it a warm evening glow Heather and the grasses in the two different colours look great with the snow banks. Beautiful! x

  4. Lindsey says:

    Well, yes, I suppose it could be a brush fire in the background, but I didn’t actually think it till you mentioned it. It’s a very pretty winter scene!

  5. memalagene says:

    Great winter scene! I must get some Frisket Fim!

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