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.
Sincerely,
Susie ~

Supplies:

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:

  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.

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    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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