Bird on tree silhouette Heather Telford

Penny Black has several negative space stamps in the new release which are fun to work with. Working with this one called ‘Astral’, I decided I wanted several colours behind the bright white bird and tree so built them up in several stages. I used the MISTI and stamped in a pale blue ink first. I inked the stamp again, this time with darker blues and purples then spritzed it lightly with a pearl-ex spray so the colours would blend a little and have some shimmer when stamped. I also spritzed the stamped panel so I could drop some mahogany bister in a few places. Finally I added some water droplets and dabbed them up straight away to create pale circles.

The Penny Black blog continues to feature new stamps and projects every day, the catalogue is now available, the new products are in the store and you still have the chance to win some stamps or dies. Fun times, stampers!

Stamps:  Astral (PB)
Inks: Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean, Stormy sky distress inks (Ranger), Memento Summer Sky (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Bister watercolour powder, Interference Blue pearl-ex spray

8 Comments on “Astral”

  1. Pat says:

    What a fabulous card Heather! The colors are just spectacular!

  2. Joan B says:

    this came out beautiful

  3. Miranda says:

    This is lovely Heather, I like negative stamps!

  4. Bonnie says:

    What a creative and awesome technique, Heather!

  5. memalagene says:

    Beautiful card, your techniques are awesome!

  6. Lindsey says:

    Wow, I would have been impressed enough if you had created the background then stamped/embossed the image on top. Even more impressive that you made this using a negative background! It’s beautiful!

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  8. Daria says:

    Gorgeous card!

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