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A night of woodland beauty

DSC_2196 Christmas watercolour Heather Telford

This week I am sharing my top three tree stamps from Penny Black’s new ‘Magic of the Season’ release. You know I love tree stamps so you wont be surprised that they were the first image I looked for when the new release arrived. The pretty spruce silhouette stamp immediately caught my eye and I knew it would be in my top three tree stamps. I have four stamped landscape cards to share this week and this little tree stamp features twice, today in a night time snowscape and tomorrow in a day time scene.

You will probably recognise another favourite tree stamp of mine in the background of this scene, it’s the little tree from the ‘Prancers’ set. I created a video to show you how I made this scene which features some watercolour effects along side some pigment ink stamping. I chose to pair pigment inks, which are waterproof, with watercolour painting so I could have pretty blends in the sky and snow but sharp tree images in the foreground and background.

DSC_2330 Christmas watercolour Heather Telford


Supplies

Stamps: Woodland beauty, Prancers, Festive Cheer (PB)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black & Majestic Blue (Tsukineko) 
Paint: Dr Ph Martin Hydrus Watercolours
Paper: hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, Neenah Epic black cardstock
Also: Daler Rowney masking fluid

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18 Comments on “A night of woodland beauty”

  1. Pat says:

    This scene is gorgeous Heather using these PB stamps, as are all your snowy scenes, and TYFS us how you achieved this great result . x

  2. Shauna says:

    Heather, it is gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for sharing and the video. I always marvel how easy you make it look.

  3. Pent says:

    It’s just beautiful Heather, well done.

  4. joyceerb says:

    Gorgeous, loved watching you make it.

  5. Betsy Wilson says:

    Nice to see it happen, thanks for the video! Lovely technique combining the pigment & watercolor.

  6. Beautiful, loved seeing it come together!

  7. Jo Ann D. says:

    Great video and card. Thanks for sharing your talent and showing us how.

  8. creatingincolors says:

    That is such a beautiful card. I was fascinated watching you create it. Thanks for the video.

  9. Lindsey says:

    A total wow card. You excel at these, Heather!

  10. Clelie says:

    Heather, it is so nice seeing how you got your “edges” and shadows….the tree shadow really baffled me, it was so ‘perfect’! Now I see, it was a ‘perfect’ technique! 🙂 Thank you for the video…all your efforts are so appreciated on this side of “Blogland”! 🙂

  11. Sherry says:

    Another beautiful card Heather!!! Thank you so much for the video. I loved watching you make this card. I hope you’ll have more videos!

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  13. Sherry says:

    Thank You, for the video tutorial! I’m getting some Frisket!

  14. Antje says:

    You are a great artist! love how you worked out those trees. Tried to work after your tutorial, but rather failed. How do you achieve those fine snow flakes? if I work with my masking fluid, it makes rather big drops. Do you dilute those masking fluids somehow?

  15. kimberlyrae says:

    Ohhhhh I LOVE EVERYTHING about your composition!! I dine have any trees in my stash so Ill have to get penny blacks. Thank you for the video but can you explain more about the resist fluid? Where are you puting it? Are you painting it on or sorinkling it all over?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Kimberley,
      Thank you for your kind words. If you take a look at the video linked in the comment above yours on the ‘night of woodland beauty’ post you will see how I add the resist fluid. It shows the fluid and my method for applying it.


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