Poinsettia corners

Penny Black does not disappoint when it comes to floral stamps – spring, summer, fall and winter. This winter poinsettia arrangement is a new one from the recent winter release. In order to create a balanced no-line watercolour design I stamped on the top left and lower right hand corners in soft stone ink. I used a combination of distress inks and Sennelier watercolour paints to add colour to the outline stamp.

I used one red paint for the petals, painting a soft layer then adding depth and shading by adding more of the same colour. For the berries I used the same red but added some purple so there would be variation but still in the same ‘family’.

I thought about adding some background shading but was so happy with the clean design I decided not to risk it. Instead I found a sentiment to fit neatly into the space between the floral sprays and stamped in green ink to co-ordinate.

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6 Comments on “Poinsettia corners”

  1. Oh my that is absolutely gorgeous. love the pretty softness to the coloring

  2. PaperMorePaper says:

    The simplest things are the most difficult to achieve. You did. Perfectly.

  3. Pat says:

    Beautiful colouring using paints and inks Heather, and the sentiment finishes it perfectly..a gorgeous card. x

  4. nancystiz says:

    I’ll never tire of seeing you use this technique. This is beautifully painted. The ink is blended perfectly. I’ve had only moderate success with this and appreciated what goes into this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    A truly beautiful card. I love how you achieved the depth of colour on the poinsettias and beneath the leaves. You are so good at this Heather.

  6. […] few weeks back I posted a very neat and carefully painted card with this pretty ‘scarlet’ stamp from Penny Black. For that one I stamped in a pale ink […]

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