Moonlit snowfall

moonlit woods tutorial Heather Telford

The Winter Wonderland fun continues here and on the  Penny Black Blog today with a step by step tutorial.

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1. With a toothbrush or paint brush flick masking fluid over panel. Leave to dry for at least 20 minutes. I you use a paintbrush dip it in detergent and squeeze the detergent out before dipping the brush in the masking fluid. Wash the brush straight away after you have finished flicking.

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2. Punch a circle from a post-it note or masking paper and position in the sky. Cut a hill shaped mask and position it half way down the panel. Using a rubber brayer apply pink ink to sky area.

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3. Brayer blue ink over the sky area.

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4. Add a little more blue ink around edges with a sponge. Add a little more pink ink to suit your preference.winter trees 5

 5. Stamp trees randomly with grey ink before moving either mask. These trees are in the background and do not need to be well defined.

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6. At this point remove the circle mask to expose the moon (I forgot to do that in the tutorial photo and had to stamp a couple of twigs in later!) Lower the hill mask and sponge blue ink along the edge and on the exposed snow bank but stop short of the horizon in order to keep it crisp and white. winter trees 7

7. Stamp two more trees in grey. (remember the moon mask should have been removed before this point)

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8. Move the mask again and sponge above it once again sponging up towards the top of the snow bank but stopping short of the white edge. Add a tree in black ink.
moonlit woods tutorial Heather Telford
Finished card: When the black ink is completely dry remove the masking fluid by gently rubbing across the panel with your fingers. Pop the panel up on dimensional tape and add the sentiment.


Stamps:  Berry Tree, A Better World(PB)
Inks: Memento London Fog, Angel Pink, Summer Sky &  Versamark (Tsukineko)
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid