Rose bowl

I mentioned recently that I’ve been trying the Catherine Pooler inks for some of my favourite techniques. A watercolour method I often use involves stamping an outline stamp in a nice juicy ink such as distress ink or stain then using a damp brush to pull the ink into the outlined areas (often petals or leaves). I stamped the Penny Black rose bowl stamp in CP daydream ink on cold pressed watercolour paper then used a watercolour brush and some water to blend the stamped ink to create shading and shadow.

The CP ink is great for this technique; because it is so juicy, there is plenty to blend. At times I blended ink from the outline into the petal then had to dab away some colour because it was too strong. I used either a paper towel or a thirsty brush to pull colour off.

Not sure why I chose to stamp roses in blue to start off with but there they are. I added a sentiment from a set of tiny sentiments, matted in a matching cardstock and ended up with a simple watercolour design. You’ve probably gathered I’ll be using this technique with CP inks again.


Stamps: rose bowl (PB), Just a little greeting (Hot off the Press)
Ink: daydream (CP)

Paper: cold pressed watercolour, blue

7 Comments on “Rose bowl”

  1. Marianne says:

    Gorgeous! I love my CP inks for various reasons, but have not tried this technique … yet.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Heidi says:

    Lovely in the blues!

  3. memalagene says:

    Beautiful, love your technique!

  4. Pat says:

    This is a wonderful techique and I love the monochromatic blue which works beautifully Heather on this really pretty PB stamp. x

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    I love this Heather. I love your shading; the self colour makes the piece look so elegant.

  6. Betsy says:

    Simple and beautiful!

  7. swanlady21 says:

    So so pretty.

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