Cool tone leavesPosted: October 13, 2015 Filed under: Bister, Filigree Foliage | Tags: Bister, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Tsukineko Memento inks 10 Comments
As you can see I haven’t put away the Filigree Foliage set. This time I didn’t paint out the filigree pattern as I have on previous cards; I kept it for a more decorative look. These colours reflect what is in my yard right now. There are plenty of yellow leaves floating down but the deep red ones are holding back.
I created this panel in layers starting by wetting the paper and stamping a few green leaves which then blended into the background laying down colour without leaving distinct shapes. When that had dried a little I stamped again in greens and mustard, spritzed some more water and also sprinkled some bister powder. Finally I stamped with water to create a few very pale impressions which picked up some of the bister lying around. I realise some of my stamped images are incomplete, some are distinct, others are blurred which is not everyone’s preference. I like to let the water and inks bleed and blend a little for some unique effects.
I’ll be back soon with some warm toned leaves. Thanks for dropping by.
I love this look! The incomplete “suggestion” of some of the leaves is what makes it so beautiful to me. The colors are also wonderfully mysterious.
I love the variety of clarity in the leaves! It makes them look so realistic! We’re starting to see a bit of yellow and here and there a little orange and deep red. Lots of brown too.
We don’t have a lot of reds in our leaves this year… I wonder if it’s a *thing*? I like how the filigree is still visible this time in some of your leaves. Beautiful colours and layered stamping.
Beautiful! Looks jjust like leaves in new fallen snow. Just lovely. Thanks Heather, for sharing what you can do so well.
Such beautiful watercoloured leaves and really lovely colours too Heather. I like that spattering and the bister gives a nice unstructured feel to the background. x
Very unique and I love it!
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Love this cad! Did you use watercolor paper?
Oops, I meant card and yes you did:/. Sorry about that.
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