Country scene

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.

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7 Comments on “Country scene”

  1. Janet S. says:

    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!

    • Heather says:

      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!

  2. Patricia Rowe says:

    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.
    Tish Rowe

  3. Pat says:

    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

  4. nancystiz says:

    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!

  5. Loll says:

    AMAZING!! xx


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