Peaceful village

This is the last of my vintage style watercolours (for now) and I think this one might be my favourite. I don’t have step by step photos for this one but the process is exactly the same as shown in the tranquil hamlet video I posted earlier this week.

I worked on hot pressed watercolour paper but stamped with walnut stain ink instead of vintage photo. The walnut stain ink is a darker brown so the whole scene is a little darker but still has the vintage sepia look to it. I stamped in a stamp positioner because there is a lot of detail in the stamp.

As with my previous vintage style scenes I blended the stamping with water which pulled colour into the interior of the buildings, trees and bridge. As I blended the walnut stain ink I also added colour from watercolour pencils, including blue, green, black, yellow and red. I was careful to blend colour right up to the edges of snowy areas so it would contrast with the bright white of the snow on roofs and hills.


Stamp: peaceful village

Ink: walnut stain distress ink

Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper

Pencils: Faber Castell Albrecht Dürer Watercolour pencils
Tools: stamping platform

10 Comments on “Peaceful village”

  1. Love all the details and subtle added colours!

  2. Jackie Whitmarsh says:

    These cards are sooooo pretty! I love them, and hope to be able to try this with some of my stamps. TFS

  3. L.Hansen says:

    I enjoy your artistry very much! It brings much needed peace and serenity to my life.

  4. memalagene says:

    WOW, this is gorgeous!

  5. Liz Chartrand says:

    Beautiful card, Heather, as always!

  6. Pat says:

    Another beautifully coloured scene Heather. I love the way each of the scenes have been kept within the vintage theme but you have varied the colours a bit which makes them all so different. x

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    This card is such a joy, Heather. I feel it is already a peaceful Christmas morning.

  8. Gorgeous scene, fantastic coloring!

  9. Daria says:

    This is so beautiful. Thank you for the link to your video.

  10. Christine says:

    Great colouring.

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