Gathering Together

Gathering together Heather Telford

I used the emboss resist technique to add my warm tones to this collage image from Penny Black. After embossing the image in clear e.p. I stamped the same image over the top with Wild Honey distress ink to give a slight shadow.  I sponged Wild Honey over the top two-thirds of the image and walnut stain distress ink over the lower third. I then  used watercolour pencils to add some details to the butterflies’ wings. To create the background on the card base I inked the Letter Background stamp with the same two distress inks then stamped it several times to one side of the card base.  On the other side I stamped the flourish from “Twirls”  also in two colours. Before sponging over the background I positioned a mask which was slightly larger than the matted panel to be added later. This way I ended up with a pale border around the popped up matted panel.

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Stamps:   Gathering Together, Letter Background, Twirls (PB)
Inks: Memento  Espresso Truffle & Versamark (Tsukineko)  Distress Wild Honey & Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Sepia & Venetian Red(Faber-Castell)
Also: Clear Embossing Powder