Northern winter skyPosted: September 30, 2016 Filed under: Brusho, Nature's Gifts, Stamped Landscapes, Woodland Beauty | Tags: Brusho, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps 17 Comments
Some times watercolour paint does the work for you. I added a few stamped branches to turn this pretty sky into a scene but really, the blended colours were almost enough by themselves.
I did have a basic plan but the blending was magic that happened when I walked away. I positioned a frisket film mask in the top right then sprinkled four colours of brusho on the panel of watercolour paper. Using a wet brush I blended the colours creating a hard edge at the bottom and adding water to the upper part of the panel. Once I had wet the whole upper area I tilted the panel so the colour blended from yellow to pink to purple and blue. At this point I had to go and teach a mini class so I was gone for an hour.
When I returned my panel was dry and all blended in the pretty pattern you see above – magic! I added the berry branches here and there, an extra shadow for a snow bank and a sentiment.
Stamps: Woodland Beauty, Nature’s Gifts, Festive Cheer (PB)
Ink: Versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah epic black paper
Paint: Violet, ultramarine, crimson, yellow brusho powder
Oh my goodness another stunning card. I do love your work. XxA
I need to learn some words that mean stunning, wow, jaw dropping spectacular …. Heather your work is simply incredible and such a joy to look at.
Those colours are stunning! What a glorious card! xxx
This is beautiful and you make it sound easy. I’ll give this a try. Thanks for sharing it.
Oh so gorgeous! I need some of your “magic”!
Spectacular! Blending Brushos is an art in and of itself….fabulous work!
Very beautiful! How did you use the black paper listed in the supplies?
Thanks Ellen, I used the black paper to frame the painted panel.
Wow Heather, these colours are gorgeous together and the way they have mixed together has worked wonderfully. I love your added branches and sentiment and the beautifully shaded snow bank. You do these sorts of cards so well! x
The sky is incredible! Beautiful card.
Oh Wow! Such a beauty!
Superbe carte ! j’adore ces couleurs et je vais ressortir mes brushos.. quel beau “miracle” ♥
What a lovely way of creating this background.
And you were so lucky that it turned out this way while you were not there.
You created a beautiful card with it.
Serendipity! Beautiful, regardless of what you had in mind, Heather. You do snowbanks so well! (and I know you only discovered them as an adult…)