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.
Until next time.
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
Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper 140 lbs.