Beautiful Birch – three blues

This bluer than blue sky looks different in person than on my computer screen. I am sure it will look different wherever you view it too. Let me tell you though that I used three pretty blue distress inks to paint around the Penny Black ‘beautiful birch’ stamp.

I stamped the tree stamp in archival black ink so it wouldn’t bleed once I started painting diluted blue inks all around it. I splattered masking fluid on the watercolour paper to represent snow and added a circle mask cut from masking tape. You add the mask after you have stamped the tree.

I did all the blue painting with the inks listed below and let the panel dry before adding shading and shadow on the tree trunks with weathered wood, hickory smoke and black soot distress inks. I decided against a sentiment because I didn’t want to cover the blues but I can always add one later or just inside the card.

Hope your skies are blue today!

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7 Comments on “Beautiful Birch – three blues”

  1. Cathy Morris says:

    WOW! Stunning birch stamp & blue skies! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Tish Rowe says:

    What a brilliant sky! Your choice of deep, rich colors is perfect with thus birch tree. We are seeing such beautiful, clear skies now.
    Tish Rowe

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  4. Pat says:

    That mix of blues in the background is gorgeous Heather, and love the way you have painted the birch trees, and the spattered masking fluid for the snow and the bright white moon using a mask really give a magical winter effect..a delightful winter scene. x

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  6. Bonnie says:

    The white birch stands out beautifully against the brilliant blue sky, Heather! This is beautiful!

  7. Debbie G says:


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