Orange IrisPosted: March 1, 2016 Filed under: Passionate | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps 10 Comments
This is the third colour scheme I have chosen to stamp the irises and there may yet be more! Don’t be mad but I didn’t write down my colours and my desk is covered in stuff so your guess is as good as mine. I have been doing a better job recording my supplies by snapping a photo of the panel beside the supplies at the time of creating. Apparently I did not do that this time. What I can tell you is that I splattered some water on the panel first then stamped in watersoluble die inks; this creates some soft blurry patches here and there. I blended a few areas with a paint brush and added some finer details and splatters with watercolour pencils. I embossed a sentiment on brown card and popped it up over the panel matted in the same colour.
I just did a search of ‘iris’ on the interwebs and it came up covered in the relatively common purply-blue variety but there were also a few other colour combinations I might just have to try and replicate. There was one deep apricot one with blue accents and a burgandy one and a peach one and … this is going to be a busy stamp!
(BTW This pretty stamp is called ‘passionate’ and it is a brushstroke stamp. I just updated my classes page with details of my upcoming ‘Working with Brushstroke stamps’ class. I will be teaching it twice at the Riverside Drive location and twice at Crop A While scrapbooking store in Orleans.)
Stamps: Passionate, Snippets (PB)
Inks: A pretty orange ink and an olivey green ink
Pencils: Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, brown cardstock
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Very pretty Heather. Here in Salem, Oregon, USA, we have SCHRIENERS IRIS GARDENS you can tour during Iris season. Believe me when I say there is every color imaginable – so go for any color you want!
Love love this card! Orange is so unexpected for an iris!
Beautifully done and love the colour Heather. Good luck with your classes and wish I could be there. x
Very pretty using the orange…….the flowers almost pop off the page!
Wow! Gorgeous as usual 🙂
Lovely color and lovely stamping style. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful as always! I love your work. And thank you so much for sharing your techniques and products. So helpful and inspiring newcomers.