Bulb BasketPosted: September 13, 2022 Filed under: bulb basket, Finetec paints, Penny Black, sennelier watercolours | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Finetec artist mica watercolour paint, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks, sennelier watercolours 4 Comments
This sweet basket of Christmas balls not only makes a pretty card, it’s inspiration for a decorative arrangement in a few months time. The stamp is ‘bulb basket’ from Penny Black. I stamped it on hot pressed watercolour paper first in soft stone papertrey ink and then section by section with distress inks.
It is not clear in the photos but I used pearlescent paints to colour the balls so each one has a shimmer to it. The rest of the design is painted with a mix of distress inks and Sennelier watercolour paints. Once the painting was dry I added metallic tops to the Christmas balls with a gold gel pen. If you have this stamp or are planning to get it you might notice that there is a ribbon on the basket handle but no bow. The stamp features a bow but for the size of card I decided it was better to leave the bow loops unstamped.
Brilliantly done Heather. The basket looks so real, especially the pine needle stems and the shading on the basket. Your colouring is, as always, splendid. I agree that the bow was not needed.
Oh my. What incredible coloring.
Such a brilliant basket full of ornaments.
This basket of baubles is so pretty Heather and I love the wonderful mix of colours too. I think a basket like this filled with baubles and foliage would look great at Christmas. x
Beautifully painted! I have no talent for watercolor and love seeing yours. This is also a gorgeous stamp! I love the highlights and shadows you achieved on this.