More Glimpses

Glimpse of a deer Heather Telford

I have two more cards made from my experiments with new stamps on watercolour strips. Both today’s strips and yesterday’s were splattered with masking fluid before I started. For the deer card I also added a circle of masking tape before painting the sky in blue, purple, pink and yellow watercolour paint. I painted the horizon edge in blue and tilted the strip up so the paint flowed toward the moon, one colour blending into another

glimpse of a deer closeup Heather Telford

Once the sky dried I removed the masking fluid and tape then stamped the branches from ‘woodland beauty’ and the deer from ‘ nature’s silhouettes’ in black before painting some shadows in front of the deer’s legs.

Glimpse of a spruce Heather Telford

I used a similar process for the single tree scene, painting the sky first while leaving  some unpainted paper at the bottom to be the snowbanks. Once the sky dried I removed the masking fluid and positioned a post-it mask below the horizon and stamped the single tree from the ‘woodland beauty’ set over the mask. Once I removed the mask I painted shadows on the snow in the foreground and behind the tree.

 Glimpse of spruce closeup Heather Telford

The four little panels in today’s and yesterday’s posts are a taste of the new stamps and the types of scenes I expect to be creating over the next few months. I really enjoyed working small; have you tried it?


Stamps: Nature’s Silhouettes, Woodland Beauty,  Joy Filled (PB)
Paints:  Dr Ph Martin Hydrus watercolour paints
Inks:  Versafine Onyx black ink (Tsukineko) 
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah epic black cardstock
Also: masking fluid, masking tape

13 Comments on “More Glimpses”

  1. Micheline Jourdain says:

    WOW… WOW… I LOVE IT SO MUCH… I am just fall on the floor… so so beautiful!!! You know how much I love your wintery scènes!!!

  2. What beautiful winter scenes. Thank you for sharing them and your technique. I love watercolors!

  3. creatingincolors says:

    Such beautiful scenes and colors.

  4. Pat says:

    Two more beautiful creations and these scenes are just perfect. You are so clever at doing these sorts of cards Heather, they are always so atmospheric. x

  5. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful backgrounds for these pretty Christmas cards!

  6. Clelie says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Kim says:

    These are beautiful. If I may ask, what is masking FLUID?

  8. Yvonne Bodnar says:

    I totally love these cards and those you did yesterday. Thank you for the how-to instructions. I need to try these techniques. Beautiful, striking cards.

  9. canadiancaroline says:

    Both cards are gorgeous! The evenings are starting earlier already; snowy night scenes will be here before we know it!

  10. Brenda Lilley says:

    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your technique. You make it sound so simple, but I find it really hard to try to replicate! 🙂

  11. ellen schmidt says:

    Thank you! I am thinking of using these techniques for my Christmas cards this year.

  12. Anne says:

    Wow these are all awesome! Thanks for shareing!

  13. WOW… they are WOW-mazing cards, Heather!

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