Thursday 18 January 2024

In My Winter Garden

 Thank you for responses here and on FaceBook about my previous two tags, it's lovely to know people are still around on the blogs and stop here for a visit.

Having made those two tags with the new Scorched Timber (ST) distress colour I next wanted to try out my new ST watercolour pencil. 

I got my first pencils as a Christmas gift and have had a little time to play with them but this was the result today, which I am quite pleased with - I think I need more practice with colouring and pulling out the ink, but otherwise I'm happy with it.


I used Tim's 'Flower Garden' stamps and the echinacea one reminded me of how brown the heads are in the garden at the moment so I used just the Scorched Timber which seemed the most appropriate colour for me to use. I also used hickory smoke oxide for the watery background and for stamping the handwritten text from the 'Entomology' set. To pull it all together I added some Scorched Timber wash, dried it and knocked it all back by sponging some gesso over it. It created the perfect effect allowing the flower heads to take centre stage.


By inking the edge of the panel with the ST distress ink I could see how much darker it is than than the oxide which I had used for the flowers, so with a fine brush and water I added some of it to give more contrast to the light and dark areas in the petals. 

To finish off, a brown panel of coredinations paper acts as the ground and die-cuts from the Festive Gatherings and Funky Florals #2 sets of dies provide the winter garden peeking from the heart panel.


The hearts, from Tim's 'Watercolor' set were stamped with ST distress ink on a quick dip and dry wash of distress oxide and splatters with water droplets dropped on and dried.


The saying is from the Small Talk stickers and completed the card.

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