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.