More GlimpsesPosted: August 18, 2016 Filed under: CAS, Nature's Silhouettes, Stamped Landscapes, Woodland Beauty | Tags: Dr Ph Martin Hydrus watercolor paints, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Versafine inks 13 Comments
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
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.
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.
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
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!!!
What beautiful winter scenes. Thank you for sharing them and your technique. I love watercolors!
Such beautiful scenes and colors.
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
Beautiful backgrounds for these pretty Christmas cards!
These are beautiful. If I may ask, what is masking FLUID?
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.
Both cards are gorgeous! The evenings are starting earlier already; snowy night scenes will be here before we know it!
Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your technique. You make it sound so simple, but I find it really hard to try to replicate! 🙂
Thank you! I am thinking of using these techniques for my Christmas cards this year.
Wow these are all awesome! Thanks for shareing!
WOW… they are WOW-mazing cards, Heather!