LanternsPosted: July 3, 2017 Filed under: Flower lanterns | Tags: CAS, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks 8 Comments
Flower lanterns is a new brushstroke stamp from Penny Black. I happen to have some dried flower lanterns in my craft room so I was able to keep my colours fairly accurate on this one. I love how delicate they look and enjoy the fact that most of my dried ones have kept their shape and colour for a few years now.
I painted these with the help of a stamp positioner to enable me to build up colour one step at a time. I started by stamping the flower heads in wild honey distress ink applied with a marker. This gave me a pale print of all the lanterns as a base for stamping and painting more colour. I continued to use distress markers to add spiced marmalade and rusty hinge ink. I stamped sections then blended with a damp brush slowly but surely adding colour until the lanterns took form. I switched to forest moss distress marker for the stems and leaves and also drew some veins onto the lanterns.
I finished with some splatter of forest moss ink over the panel and a rust coloured mat to frame it.
Stamp: flower lantern
Inks: wild honey, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, forest moss distress markers
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, rust cardstock
This is so beautiful! xxx
Thanks for this, Heather. It’s given me real inspiration to try something similar.
My “Lanterns” are just beginning to form in my garden. Looking forward to the fall. Your card is beautiful.
Beautiful card. Thanks for the tips on how to build up depth and color
lovely card and colouring
Wonderful,natural colouring. Lovely card.
This is so beautiful! Your painting/shading is perfection. I just received this image today; I’ll be using your card as a guide. TFS. Daria