Garden gemsPosted: May 4, 2018
It’s been flowers, flowers and more flowers this week, all part of the new Nature’s Art release from Penny Black
To wrap up the week I have a card that features the ‘garden gems’ rubber cling stamp and was coloured with distress stains, just four colours applied to the stamp one by one then spritzed to get a loose watercolour look.
I used fired brick and carved pumpkin stains on the flowers then forest moss and peeled paint stains on the leaves. By using the stamp positioner I was able to stamp the lighter colour first then dab the darker stain on the stamp and print again adding some shadow and variety to leaves and petals. I drew the black centres straight onto the panel with a black marker and added a sentiment in black also.
Even though it meant losing some of the design I cropped the panel to a square, backed it with foam and attached to a square card base.
Stamps: garden gems 40-591, smile today 30-461 (PB)
Stains: fired brick, carved pumpkin, forest moss, peeled paint distress stains
Marker: black soot
Ink: nocturne versafine clair
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: foam sheet