I’ve already posted two cards this week made with the scenic stamp, ‘tranquil’; this is my last one for now in a much looser watercolour style. On the previous two cards I stamped the image in versafine ink and it was sharp against a watercolour sky.
To create this scene I inked the tree in pine needles distress ink and the fence and ground in vintage photo distress ink and stamped it on cold pressed watercolour paper. I added shadows to the stamping with a black elegant writer pen then spritzed the panel with water to soften the whole image and let colours blend a little. I painted the sky with broken china distress stain to fill the rest of the panel, then added a sentiment in black ink.
Stamps: Tranquil, Winter Joy (PB)
Ink: vintage photo, pine needles, broken china distress ink (Ranger) versafine onyx black ink (Tsukineko) elegant writer pen (Speedball)
Paper: cold pressed watercolour paper
I’m very happy to be guest blogging over on the Foiled Fox blog again today so please pop over there for the details.
As I post this I am still in Australia but my husband mentioned there could snow this coming weekend – a welcome home present for me! By the time I return to Ottawa I will have been away for just over a month. I don’t get to Australia often so it really isn’t worth the time or money to travel all the way to Australia for a shorter time. I have completed several cards with this stamp each using a slightly different technique. The technique for today’s card is the most straight forward. I painted a graduated wash with Peerless watercolour paint. I began with deep blue at the top and diluted it as I approached the bottom of the panel.
Once the background was dry I stamped the ‘tranquil’ stamp in versafine onyx black then let that dry. To finish it off I splattered white paint over the sky and painted some on the tree and fence posts.
Once again I grabbed some stamps from the new ‘festive snippets’ set to add a sentiment.