Pine Forest

As I’ve said before, you can never have too many tree stamps! This one is a beauty from Penny Black. I used three green inks plus a spritz of water on the stamp; you can’t see all the detail in the trees but the mix of solid and delicate lines makes for a lot of texture. I used forest moss, pine needles, evergreen bough distress inks stamped onto cold pressed watercolour paper which I had splattered masking fluid on earlier.

After stamping the trees I painted the sky in chipped sapphire and stormy sky stains. I painted in amongst the trees so there is some green bleeding into the blue sky. I don’t let that bother me; it adds to the loose artsy feel.

Once the panel was dry I removed the masking fluid to reveal dots of snow and added a sentiment in versafine ink.

I am thankful you stopped by today.


Stamps: pine forest 40-638(PB), Christmas sentiments 30-504(PB)

Inks: forest moss, pine needles, evergreen bough distress inks & chipped sapphire, stormy sky distress stains & Olympia green versafine ink
Paper: cold pressed watercolour paper

Also: masking fluid

5 Comments on “Pine Forest”

  1. Janet S. says:

    Wow! Great use of color and I see so much detail in the softness…I can’t stop looking at it!! Beautiful!

  2. Pat says:

    Beautifully done as usual Heather and love the spritzing to the tops of the trees which gives distance and depth. These are quite stylised with their more elongated triangular shape but the watercolouring has softened them, and the spattering of masking fluid always make such realistic looking snow. Gorgeous! x

  3. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    You get such different effects from the same stamps. Thank you for this, and I am thankful that you stopped by today, too.

  4. Mary Ann says:

    So, so beautiful!! And so serene! Love the variety of greens in the trees.

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