Stamping with Arteza Real Brush pens

Hi there, this pretty stamp, ‘nature’s glory’ is making its second appearance on the blog and I’ve paired it up with Arteza real brush pens. I did all the inking with the brush pens and made a video to give you an idea of the process. One of the tricky steps when creating watercolour cards with stamps is when, where and how much water to add, hopefully the video will give you an idea.

You probably noticed in the video the way the brush pen bristles were able to easily get into small sections of the stamp so I could ink the flowers, berries and leaves. I spritzed the stamp before pressing onto the hot pressed watercolour paper so the inks would blend on the stamp rather than me blending them on the paper. I love the softness of the blends including the areas that get more water and the ones that look a little dry because they got less water.

The soft background leaves and flowers were all stamped with ink left on the stamp after doing the bold images. The ink is certainly intense enough that an extra spritz of water is all you need in order to stamp the pale images that appear to be further back between the branches. Dabbing these pale images with a paper towel after stamping makes them even paler and removes any liquid sitting on the surface.

I even had enough ink on the stamp to get a pale print on my envelope then finished with splatter as you know I like to do.

The card below was done with the same stamping technique but I created the soft coloured background at the beginning of my process. I scribbled the blue, yellow and green pens on my glass mat first, spritzed with water then swiped the hot pressed watercolour panel through the ink picking up sections of diluted colour which I dried before transferring the panel to my stamp positioner to do all the flowers. If you are wondering about the sentiment, it is for one of my friends who was told this by a student! When she relayed the experience to me I knew it had to become a card. I did a bit of partial stamping with MFT ‘birdie brown greeting stamps’ then cut the letters b, a, b, y from dark green cardstock (I know it looks black ) with MFT ‘little lowercase dies’.

If you are a teacher connecting with your students on line, encouraging them and trying to come up with methods that work in the current situation please know I think you are the best of the best…baby!



10 Comments on “Stamping with Arteza Real Brush pens”

  1. Christine says:

    Lovely cards. Thanks for the video.

  2. Pri says:

    Such beautiful cards!!

  3. soozyb2013 says:

    Beautiful card and envelope! I will have to try that technique, lots of time on our hands to play and not feel too guilty. I love Penny Black stamps and your “work” is amazing Heather. Stay well and creative during these trying times. Hugs from Victoria, BC

  4. Pat says:

    Beautiful work using the Arteza Brush Pens Heather and the colours are so pretty using this lovely PB stamp. I have some Steadtler Brush Pens which I am going to have a go with. I’m not sure they are as good as the Arteza ones but I will give it a try. Thank you for another great video. x

  5. Marianne says:

    So gorgeous. I treated myself to an Arteza set a while back, and now I really want to go and play. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. sdelane3 says:

    Love this card and the video thank you so much. I don’t have this stamp yet but some other Penny Black ones I could try but I do have the Arteza brush pens. A must try this weekend.

  7. Katy says:

    Beautiful card. You do such nice work.

  8. Lagene says:

    Oh my goodness, this is Beautiful!

  9. […] The nature’s glory stamp from Penny Black is a current fave of mine so I decided to try it with a different colour scheme. (previous cards here and here) […]

  10. […] video post once again with Arteza watercolour brush pens this time with Penny Black’s nature’s glory […]

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