Iris Shimmer

Iris shimmer Heather Telford

I am having all sorts of fun with brushstroke stamps at present while teaching my March class. Not only have I been experimenting with all my floral brushstroke stamps and a range of mediums, I have been  inspired by the creativity of the class members also.

 Iris shimmer wb Heather Telford

In my most recent class someone created a beautiful burgandy iris with the “pure iris” stamp and some merlot colorburst powder. Her petals could not have looked more life like! I tried the combo at home and added some pearl-ex spray and some yellow gold liquid metal. My camera did catch some shimmer in the photos so you can imagine how much there is in real life. I took a little video of it shimmering in the sunlight and posted it on instagram.

shimmer iris detail Heather Telford

Stamps: Pure Iris, Special Wishes (PB)
Mediums:  Colorburst powders, Liquid Metal (Ken Oliver) Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, Burgandy cardstock
Also: gold metallic thread



19 Comments on “Iris Shimmer”

  1. Pat says:

    A gorgeous Iris and I love the colour Heather. You can definitely see some of that pretty shimmer too. x

  2. Cathy says:

    This is so beautiful but how did you do it? How did you get the variation in color? Thanks. Cathy


  3. Clelie says:

    Wow…this is incredible! I watched the Instagram video and the coloring is amazing! Inspired by your example, I have been “painting” with my Misti. I have had a blast and made the most amazing flowers. I just obtained the Color Burst Metallics and now I can’t wait to add shimmer to the equation! 🙂

  4. Mary Zanin says:

    Beautiful! Just wondering though how one keeps The CB powders within lines. I have this stamp and must give it a go. Best Mari Zanin

  5. Janine B says:

    Lovely colours – nice arty look.

  6. Bonnie says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! You get such wonderful results from the Brusho powders!

  7. Ingrid says:

    It’s gorgeous! Love that flower – and the background paper you shot behind it – did you make that? 🙂

    • Heather says:

      Hi Ingrid,
      Thank you for your kind comment. The background is patterned paper but as I used it I thought I should be making my own backgrounds!

  8. What isa brushstroke Stamp? Love the iris.

  9. Positively gorgeous!

  10. Sally Marciniak says:

    I have a question about masking fluid. I bought some because you frequently use it, but I can’t figure out how to splatter it. What I have is so thick it just stays in a blob. I tried dipping a brush in, but it totally clumped on the brush and won’t come off. Suggestions?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Sally,
      Sounds like you bought a thick fluid. You should be able to flick it with a toothbrush. You can dilute it a bit with water so perhaps try removing some from the bottle, mix it with water and experiment with that. I usually buy Winsor and Newton which only gets thick as I get towards the end of the bottle.

  11. Heidi says:

    Very pretty and a nice color for an iris! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lindsey says:

    Very lifelike… my neighbour has irises much like yours! (I tend to play only blue ones.) Absolutely beautiful.

  13. Vicki B says:

    An Iris is such a beautiful flower and you created a beautiful card using that stamp! I have the stamp and it is great to watercolor with Color Burst or inks.

  14. memalagene says:

    Awesome! I’m so glad you did the video to show the shine!

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