Sunday, 26 February 2017

Claritystamp Challenge - Flower Power

My entry to the February Claritystamp Challenge, Flower Power. My first outing for my Funky Foliage stamps and the Oriental Vine stencil bought in the Claritystamp Members January sale and I am quite happy with the result. The stamps are so striking I thought it best to keep the design quite simple. Also trying out an art shop sale buy, Derwent Inktense Ink pencils. Here I just used them like I would use watercolour pencils but the effect is much brighter. Will have to experiment further with these.

Stamps: Claritystamp Funky Foliage Set, NDC Time for Something New
Stencil:  Oriental Vine
Inks:      Adirondack Butterscotch, Archival Black
Other:    Gelli plate, Inktense Ink Pencils, Black Sharpie

  • To make the background paper use a brayer to load butterscotch ink onto the Gelli plate,
  • place the stencil on top and then blot with some scrap paper.
  • Remove the stencil and then take a print with the ink left on the Gelli.
  • With black ink stamp the seed heads and leaves.
  • Colour in with pencils and then blend with a damp brush.
  • Trim and add a black border with a Sharpie pen.
  • Stamp on sentiment and colour in.
  • Mount onto gold and then copper card before attaching to blank card.
Happy Crafting

Lesley x

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