Florescence

I hope you have already seen some of the gorgeous new stamps from the Penny Black ‘Delight’ release. I am thoroughly enjoying the large floral stamps and will be sharing projects here on the blog over the coming weeks. This beautiful hibiscus stamp is called ‘florescence’ and it is a joy to work with.

To create this large 4½”x 6¼” card I used Karin brush markers to both stamp and paint the image. With the hot pressed watercolour panel in a stamp positioner I stamped first in Papertrey soft stone ink so I could see the outline image then inked the flower and buds with the magenta and magenta red markers. When I am inking a stamp with a marker I always turn the marker tip on its side to protect the point. I inked the leaves and stems with both lush green and henna markers to create more of a muted green. When painting the leaves and flowers I drew ink from the stamped lines as well as adding it to the panel directly with the brush markers. I also dabbed ink away to create water marks and gradation in the petals and leaves. I stamped and painted the anther and filament (yes I looked that up) in magenta and canary markers. To finish the flower painting I strategically placed some large and small water droplets on the leaves and petals. After letting them sit for 30 seconds or so I dabbed them up with a paper towel to reveal pale dots here and there.

To fill the top of the panel I stamped and painted the buds a couple more times leaving a blank space bottom right for the large thank you sentiment from the new ‘ever thanks’ set. I stamped in versafine olympia green; I’ve heard the original versafine inks are being phased out so I will keep stamping with them while I have them but buy the versafine clair inks from now on.

Both the Foiled Fox and Penny Black are hosting giveaways right now so click on the links I created for a chance to win.

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11 Comments on “Florescence”

  1. DAWN SEDORUS says:

    What a gorgeous card Heather! Thank you!

  2. Marian says:

    Beautiful! Love your choice of colours.

  3. Bonnie says:

    Another beautiful floral, Heather! And my list keeps growing….

  4. nancystiz says:

    Wow! What incredible painting on this. Love the color blending and the way you filled the card with extra buds. This is just gorgeous! What a fabulous choice of colors too!

  5. Karen Tarolli says:

    OMG Heather this card is stunning!

  6. Pat says:

    Beautifully coloured hibiscus flowers Heather and a wonderful sentiment too…so elegant and pretty. x

  7. lorijl says:

    This is stunning!

  8. Lagene says:

    WOW! this is gorgeous!

  9. […] is the second appearance of the beautiful hibiscus stamp from Penny Black (it’s called Florescence and it’s a stunner) and I’ve been […]


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