Painted poinsettia Heather Telford

I have pink poinsettias and a little hand lettering today. I am not doing too much lettering because it isn’t the best for my hand but I am practising here and there with both pointed pen and brush markers. These pointed pen ones are  more wonky than I wanted but I will keep zoning in on a style that works for me.

I stamped both poinsettias with the same stamp but obviously used different techniques to complete my designs. On the card above I stamped a pale image (no pine needles)  and used it as a guide to paint with brusho. I mixed brusho with water to dip the paintbrush into rather than sprinkling it directly on the paper. The stamp was my guide for the large pink petals then I added tiny red ones and green outer ones myself. The centre is gold added with a wink of luna pen and I finished with a generous bit of splatter and a matching mat.

The stamp is a semi-solid stamp so if I ink it with distress stains it holds quite a bit of stain. On the poinsettia below I inked with pink stains, used markers on the pine needles and added the yellow and gold to the centre after stamping. I added a few veins to the petals with a fine brush and softened the pine needles with water. These panels have been sitting around for a while so once again I am not absolutely sure which colours I used but I will take a guess and add them in the supplies list at the bottom of the post.

Stamped Poinsettia Heather Telford


Stamps:  Red Star (PB)
Inks: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar distress stains (Ranger) angel pink memento ink, cottage ivy memento marker (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Green and red cardstock
Also: brusho powder, black ink, gold wink of luna pen

5 Comments on “Poinsettias”

  1. Vicki B says:

    I used that same stamp as you used on your second card. Love that stamp. I thought you had stamped the sentiments and then read that you did the lettering yourself……beautifully done!

  2. Pat says:

    These poinsettias are both very pretty Heather and I love the pine branches on the second and the lovely lettering on both. x

  3. carol / creatingincolors says:

    I’m partial to pink so the second card stood out for me. I also like the pine needles. I think you are doing quite well with your lettering. Each artist has her own style, something unique that makes a card special.

  4. CC says:

    Your lettering is beautiful!!! I’d love to know what kind of “pointed pen” you used. I recently bought a set of inexpensive calligraphy markers to mess around with just to see if I could do well enough to work towards some more expensive pens. I have not practiced much yet since I was not really thrilled with the look my markers were giving when it comes to the wide vs. thin lines of each letter. You really got a good contrast of wide and narrow lines and that is what I was looking for. Thanks in advance for any info!!! (cocrafter at gmail dot com)

  5. Lindsey says:

    Your lettering is beautiful, Heather! You won’t need to buy any more sentiment stamps. Just keep them short. 😉 Your poinsettias are gorgeous, as well.

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