Winter BloomsPosted: November 26, 2021 Filed under: Penny Black, winter blooms | Tags: Catherine Pooler inks, distress markers, Penny Black stamps 5 Comments
I am happy to be a guest on the Foiled Fox blog today so I hope you will pop over there and check out all the inspiration they share. I am also happy to tell you they are having a Friday – Monday sale, all the more reason to visit!
This lovely new floral arrangement from Penny Black is called ‘winter blooms’. I think the blooms are Helleborus; when I looked them up I discovered they come in many colours including pinks, reds and purples. I chose to stamp with juicy Catherine Pooler inks then blend the ink to fill the petals and leaves.
I inked all the elements except the dark centres before doing any stamping. To ink the petals and the leaves without getting ink in the wrong places I press the ink pad on the stamp then wipe the areas that don’t need that colour then do the next colour. Occasionally I end up with colours mixing or spaces with no ink. Neither of those issues cause a problem because when I spritz the stamp the inks move and dilute a little.
Once I had stamped I used water and sometimes extra ink to fill all the elements. I dried the panel before stamping the centres with dark brown ink (applied with a distress marker). I dried the panel again before blending ink over a post-it note mask to create a background and ground the vase. I added a sentiment from PB ‘festive snippets’ set stamped in both shady lane and rainforest versafine clair inks; sometimes I stamp one ink over another to match a colour in my design. As I look at these photos I notice I did not paint a shadow underneath the vase. I think I meant to…
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Three of my online classes are also on sale until the end of November. Use the code HTNOV to get a 25% discount on the Floral Faves class, Winter Wonder class and the Colour Clues class. Have a delightful weekend.
I could only hope to paint like this! You even painted the evergreen boughs. Love that you achieved such a rich color in the centers too. I’m always amazed at your painting of glass. Beautifully executed.
Your artwork is so realistic and beautiful.
Your details are extremely helpful.
Thank you for the time you take to share.
Gorgeous painted Hellebores and vase Heather and the blue background goes beautifully and you have matched the sentiment colour perfectly. x
Beautiful and so cheerful Heather. So nice to come back to after living through the worst of storm Arwen and being without electricity for 46 hours. 😦
Gorgeous card Heather. As always, your watercolouring is so amazing and inspires me to try new things. Thank you! xx