Simple Pleasures

simple pleasures Heather Telford

I’m back with a simpler take on the ‘first blush’ stamp. Sunday’s card incorporated masking and several colours, this one is the single stamped image inked and painted in two inks. I started with different inks at opposite ends of the stamp but once I started blending colour I decided to blend the blue and green over the whole image. I inked the stamp with peacock feather and salty ocean distress inks then painted inside the outline with water and a little additional distress stain. I have received a few questions recently asking why I use stain instead of ink. Painting with stain is like painting with liquid watercolour paints, the stains blend well with each other and with water. The ink refills are more concentrated and would need diluting before being used as paint. I often stamp with stain and blend the stamped image on the watercolour paper. I have a video showing the technique here

simple pleasures close up

I found some co-ordinating cardstock to frame the panel and added a black sentiment.

Supplies:

Stamps:  first blush, happy wishes (PB)
Cardstock:  cold pressed watercolour paper, teal cardstock
Ink: versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko) salty ocean, peacock feather distress inks (Ranger)

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3 Comments on “Simple Pleasures”

  1. Shauna Todd says:

    Such pretty blues. Love the simplicity!

  2. Pat says:

    What a pretty blue you have used here for these gorgeous blossoms Heather and the darker blue mat shows it off perfectly. I love that large sentiment too. x

  3. Lindsey says:

    So pretty in the monochromatic blue.


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