Dusk reflections

dusk reflections

As I have said before, you can never have too many tree stamps!  The African trees set from Darkroom Door not only has four lovely tree stamps but also five animals and a flock of birds. It’s a beautiful set that I am really enjoying trying with different colours and mediums. This time I wanted the feeling of dusk around the waterhole. I almost added an African deer to this scene but I had achieved the look I was after and didn’t want to risk spoiling it at the last minute (as I did with a new card yesterday. grrr)

The scattering of stars was created with by splattering masking fluid on hot pressed watercolour paper before I started painting. Once it was dry I painted the sky and water in chipped sapphire, broken china and tumbled glass distress stains. I kept the panel wet so I could blend from colour to colour but dabbed up excess liquid at the sides. While the panel was still damp I painted two areas of grass with forest moss distress stain. I let the panel dry a bit more but not too much before stamping the reflections of both trees. To achieve the mirror stamped image I stamped it on a piece of acetate then pressed it onto the damp panel. When I was happy with all my soft edge images I dried the panel completely before adding the trees and grass that I wanted sharp. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the trees several times in forest moss distress ink then painted grass with a fine tipped brush.

Lastly I removed the masking fluid to reveal the little stars then mounted my panel on a piece of natural coloured cardstock.


Stamps:   African Trees (Darkroom Door)
Inks:  Distress tumbled glass, broken china, forest moss stains and inks (Ranger)
Cardstock:  hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Pebeo masking fluid

18 Comments on “Dusk reflections”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    So beautiful and dreamy!

  2. Linda R says:

    This is stunning, Heather. Thanks for the tip about making the mirror image.

  3. Laura Lothian-Bryant says:

    Loge this one!

  4. Serene! Stunning Heather. I could also see doing this card with daytime colours, lots of ideas for this set.

  5. Lucy Schmidt says:

    All of your creations astound me, and this is no exception. I love reading about your process step-by-step as much as I enjoy the visual delight of the card.

  6. lucyschmidt says:

    Your creations astound me every time. I enjoy reading the step-by-step instructions almost as much as I love the delightful imagery you create. ALMOST!

  7. Ooh this is absolutely stunning! So atmospheric, I adore it! xxx

  8. Pat says:

    Wow, this is stunning Heather and the colours are fabulous on this prettily created scene. The mirror image stamping has worked beautifully too. This is just so atmospheric! x

  9. lollthompson says:

    This is stunning, Heather. You’ve created the most beautiful scene. So peaceful … I would like to be there. 🙂 xx

  10. Clelie says:

    This is just perfect!…I love those Darkroom trees…I don’t have them…yet…but have ‘daydreamed’ of ways to use them! Ha! Love your inspirations!

  11. Janine B says:

    I love this. I had to check out how you did it post dog walk as I was so taken when I saw your beautiful scene. Would love to be able to create something half as good.

  12. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    Stunning!!!! So much atmosphere in your card!

  13. AJ says:

    I have to agree with everyone else.. Gorgeous and stunning.

  14. bonnielynnh says:

    This is pure art!

  15. ND says:

    A top card. I would also like to see it in the colours of a Nambucca evening.

  16. Wow. Just wow! You continue to amaze me even when I think you can’t amaze me anymore.

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