Scented BeautyPosted: April 26, 2016
These pretty roses are part of the new release from Penny Black, A Little Bit of Sunshine’. I have played with them several times already trying different colour schemes and mediums. These soft pink and apricot roses were inked with distress stains, one of my favourite and most used techniques. I apply the stains directly to the stamp which means there is generally more liquid on the stamp than necessary but this is what creates the loose painterly style image. Once I have stamped the image I use water and a paintbrush to blend any areas that are too sharp and look out of place with the softer edges. The leaves were inked with two green stains and the background colour, also a stain, I painted after finishing the roses.
There are a couple more cards made with this stamp on the PB blog here along with details of how to win some stamps from the new release.
Stamps: Scented Beauty (PB)
Inks: Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold, Forest Moss, Worn Lipstick, Weathered wood distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, olive green cardstock