Saturday, November 3, 2018

Penny Black | Welcome Winter | Christmas Lantern + Marker to Stamp Technique

Hello friends!

I'm back again sharing another card featuring the beautiful Penny Black Lantern Cling Stamp #40-660 from their newest Welcome Winter release.   Isn't this a beautiful and realistic illustration?   I paired it with Brush Pines #40-408, and my very favorite, Script #40-470   All three are etched red rubber cling stamps.  These stamps leave a beautiful impression the first time.  I'm falling in love again with red rubber stamps (she smiles).

Penny Black - Lantern #40-660, Brush Pines #40-408, Script #40-470

These stamps are perfect for marker to stamp techniques.  I used a combination of water-based markers (Tombow's) and Ranger Distress Inks to color both images.  The ink glides over these stamps like butter!   First, I stamped the Brush Pines on Canson XL Series Cold Press 140 lbs watercolor paper, then applied a mask over it and stamped the Lantern.   Watercoloring with water-based inks is easy and provides such lovely results.  You can find the technique I've used on the Penny Black Youtube Channel.  Once the coloring was finished, I applied both masks and then stamped the Script stamp very lightly with Ranger Distress, Antique Linen, then a little Weathered Wood sponged for some contrast.

These stamps are large and I wanted my piece to fit on an A2 card base.  Once everything was colored, I took a deep breath and began fussy cutting around the entire image.  Next the trimmings!  I trimmed the edge with my favorite gold leaf pen, and added some Ph. Martin Pen-White on the lantern and the pine boughs.  Splatters of Pen-White across the lantern and background added more detail and texture.   I backed the panel with some fun foam for dimension and placed it on the card base.   I couldn't be happier with the finished piece, and hope it resonates with you too!

A Lamp Unto My Feet

Your word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105
Until next time.
Susie ~


Penny Black: Lantern #40-660, Brush Pines #40-408, Script #40-470
Ranger Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, and Ground Expresso, Antiqued Linen
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: #977, #158, #177, #192
Dr. Ph. Martin Pen-White
Fun Foam
Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper 140 lbs.

2 comments on "Penny Black | Welcome Winter | Christmas Lantern + Marker to Stamp Technique"
  1. Well, of course it resonates with me! It's absolutely gorgeous! The effect you achieve with your watercolor and techniques always makes for stunning cards. Beautiful stamps. I adore Penny Black and you really can't beat red rubber.

    1. Thank you so much, Leslie! Isn't it interesting when we come back to a technique we learned long ago and then think to ourselves, "why don't I do this more oftern?!" That's how I've felt. I have always loved watercolor with pen & ink in a loose form. Oh gosh, truth be told, I love it all! (she laughs). Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I'm going to give my eyes a little rest today, and go outside. Hugs, Susie ~


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