Quick inky sky

I’ve made many of these snowy scenes over the years but this was one of the quickest because the scene is all in one stamp. I already had a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid, so that also cut out some time.

I stamped the PB ‘gorgeous grove’ stamp in versafine clair morning mist ink which I think I like better than black when the sky is not very dark. After stamping I added a frisket film circle mask which I did not seal perfectly but that’s ok; there’s a bit of cloud cover creeping over the moon.

I didn’t want to spend too much time choosing colours so I just pulled out three of the newest distress inks. I’m still experimenting with the new colours so I started by painting salvaged patina around the moon then blending it with water to fill the top half of the panel above the horizon. Next I added prize ribbon ink just about everywhere and then some dabs of kitsch flamingo. I would not normally use these three colours together but it worked as distress blends often do. Once the sky was painted I dried the panel before using the same inks to paint shadows in the foreground and behind the snowy hill. The words are from PB ‘Christmas sentiments’ set stamped in morning mist to match the trees.

By the way I have a little sale going on over at my online classes site. If you use the code HTNOV you can get a 25% discount on the Floral Faves class, Winter Wonder class and the Colour Clues class.


7 Comments on “Quick inky sky”

  1. Gorgeous, the water coloring with those color inks is amazing!

  2. Pat says:

    What a fabulous and effective snowy winter scene Heather using beautiful blue and purple tones, and love the way the moonlight shines through the trees and spills out into the foreground, and darker blue foreground makes a great contrast. x

  3. Dixie says:

    Your work is always inspirational and your style is so beautiful.

  4. Rose Guerin says:

    Wow so beautiful ilove the colors. Amazing as always.

  5. nancystiz says:

    I was on the fence about getting this new release but after seeing your work with watercolor it is now a must have! Beautiful work with shadows behind the snow hills and fabulous sky! It’s always a pleasure to see your creations.

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    Just lovely Heather as is all your watercolouring. That scene will be reality before we know it. 😦

  7. Loll says:

    Beautiful winter scene Heather. The colours of the sky and shades are so pretty! xx

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