PoinsettiasPosted: December 14, 2015 Filed under: Red Star | Tags: Hand lettering, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains, Tsukineko Memento inks 5 Comments
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.
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
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!
These poinsettias are both very pretty Heather and I love the pine branches on the second and the lovely lettering on both. x
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.
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)
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.