Country scenePosted: June 25, 2021 Filed under: arbors, Penny Black, snow fence, Stamped Landscapes | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks 7 Comments
Another stamped scene, this one a little closer to home than the desert in the previous post. I paired the PB ‘arbor’ and ‘snow fence’ stamps to create a pastoral scene. I worked on hot pressed watercolour paper using distress inkpads and markers as my ‘watercolour paints’.
As the fence posts are in the foreground I stamped them first in a mix of browns, black and grey then blended on paper with water. Once the posts were dry I inked the trees in a few greens and brown avoiding the area behind the fence post. I should have masked the posts but I was feeling a bit lazy so I just inked and stamped several times getting closer each time to the post without stamping over it.
Once the trees were completed I painted a light wash of crushed olive and peeled paint inks over the ground area then used a fan brush which I’ve left untouched for years to paint grass in both forest moss and peeled paint. For a bit of interest I added blue dots to look like flowers under the trees. My stash of birthday cards is looking low so I added a partial sentiment from the birthday humor set. Are you a scenic stamper? What are your favourite techniques for bringing scenes to life.
Heather, you have a good eye for perspective when you stamp scenes that I marvel at! You talked about using your fan brush for grass on Craft Roulette and I thought, “well, brilliant idea!”, so thanks for showing an example. Nice! What marker(s) did you use on the barbed wire? So realistic. Thanks for sharing. Love, love, love!
Thanks so much, Janet, this is the project I was talking about on Craft Roulette. I initially stamped the wire with a grey (hickory smoke) marker but decided it must be rusty so went over it with rusty hinge!
This is inspiring because you used 2 stamps that probably would never be used together (for uncreative people like me. ) my husband complains that I have stamps that I only use once. Therefore, this is an idea I can run with.
I love all scenes..as far and techniques, whatever is less time consuming.
Can you tell I am on lazy side?
Kidding, but once I get started, I love a technique that I can follow along with and that my work is not a muddy mess.
I am still waiting on my Arbors stamp since months ago.has been out of stock!!
Thanks for your hard work.
Yesterday’s desert was hot! Great job.
What a peaceful scene with the beautiful trees and the fenceposts to give scale and which make a great foreground image Heather. I love the effects on the grass too with the wonderful pools of sunlight in between the trees and the fence posts, very effective. x
I’m definitely out of adjectives to describe your fantastic painting and composition! Just saying WOW is an understatement for this one. I love the highlights in the grasses and the wonderful grasses you created with the fan brush. Fabulous details on this one. This one should be framed!