Dusk reflectionsPosted: July 21, 2017 Filed under: African Trees, Stamped Landscapes | Tags: Darkroom Door stamps, Ranger Distress inks, Ranger Distress stains 18 Comments
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
So beautiful and dreamy!
This is stunning, Heather. Thanks for the tip about making the mirror image.
Loge this one!
Serene! Stunning Heather. I could also see doing this card with daytime colours, lots of ideas for this set.
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.
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!
Ooh this is absolutely stunning! So atmospheric, I adore it! xxx
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
This is stunning, Heather. You’ve created the most beautiful scene. So peaceful … I would like to be there. 🙂 xx
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!
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.
Stunning!!!! So much atmosphere in your card!
I have to agree with everyone else.. Gorgeous and stunning.
This is pure art!
A top card. I would also like to see it in the colours of a Nambucca evening.
Wow. Just wow! You continue to amaze me even when I think you can’t amaze me anymore.