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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Flower Lanterns

Hello!  I thought I would pull out my Misti again today and do another Penny Black image.  I've always wanted this stamp, and while I was in London yesterday I stopped in at Stamp Art and picked it up.  It's called Flower Lanterns.

 I used canson 140lb cold press watercolour paper.  I placed this it in the Misti, placed my stamp where I wanted it and the closed the lid to pick up the stamp.

For my colours I used several different mediums - distress oxide inks, distress markers, prismacolour pencils.  I started by using my pan pastel applicator to apply the disress oxide inks to my image.  This applicator has a  small pointed tip, so  it was easy to get into small areas. I continue to add oxide  inks, sometimes I would give a light spritz of water, sometimes not.  I then used distress markers for the vines. I lost some of the detail on the leaves so to draw them back in I used a brown 005 Micron marker, but I thought the brown wasn't a good fit so went over it with a black micron marker.  I think it was a bit harsh to for the other leaves I used a distress marker in a green tone and preferred that over the micron pens.

Once I was satisfied with the ink impressions, I went in with my prismacolour pencils to add more depth.  I then cut the image down to 6.5 x 4 3/4.  I then sponged distress oxide ink in antique linen, then a bit of walnut stain, and a touch of peeled paint.

On a scrap piece of cardstock a ran a strip of double sided two way tape 1/4 inch wide along the edge.  I added some cosmic shimmer gilding flakes, burnished it off and then trimmed to the height I needed.  I adhered this to the front of my card, the adhered my image up against the guilded strip.  I love the foil look.  I have several different colours of this, but never think to use it.

To finish off I added some sequins - gold, copper, & green.

I wish you could see the card in real - the texture of the lanterns look like suede - it must be the combination of the oxide inks and the water colour paper, so pretty. Finished card, 6.5 x 5.

Well, that's it for me today.  Thanks for stopping by. 



Ros Crawford said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Pauline... Beautifully done with your inks and so pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow, Pauline! This is no "stamp 'n go" project. You put a lot of tender loving care into that image and look at the gorgeous results. I'm completely in awe! I read every word and the technique is different from your other MISTI stamped PB images. What a beautiful stamp! The gilded edge is fantastic, and finished to perfection with the sequins. What a lovely sight this morning!

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! Oh my word... This is wonderful, completely beautiful. Your coloring is wonderful and I do like the fall like feel. Pauline this is AWESOME!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous! Those flowers look like they're lit up with sunlight and those gilding! A stunner Pauline. These stamps really are made for you. Hugs!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Pauline! This card is absolutely gorgeous and beyond! Wow, all the work you put into it was worth it...I love it so much! Thanks for sharing your process and how you also added the beautiful burnished edge. It must be unbelievably gorgeous IRL! Sigh! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Karen D. said...

just stunning
:) Karen