Thursday, 28 February 2013

Hand Carved Flowers

They are finally coming in, Lin Brown's fantastic new stamps, Carved Flowers from Paper Artsy. They are part of the new Eclectica3 range, and I am in love with them. I just have the one at the moment but I shall be stalking the delivery man tomorrow.

I found them so versatile with ink or paints, the possibilities are endless. You must pop over to Lin's blog at Yours Artfully where she is giving a free tutorial on the stamps. I'm trying to resist having a look till after I have posted this blog.

Here's a few photo's of the samples I have done:

The backgrounds are Chalk Acrylics sponged onto a piece of mount board. The main flower on the board is stamped up using distress inks Broken china and wild honey and the cut out flower was painted with Beach Hut and when the paper had dried stamped using Butternut paint, and the colours matched really well.

The wording is off Paper Artsy Petals Plate 6 and a few other bits from older PA stamps.

The centre of the flower is highlighted with Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Butterscotch.

Same idea for the background but on this picture you will notice a few of JOFY's new stamps have sneaked in. Even though Lin's and Jo's stamps are completely different styles they do complement each other.

These flowers have been stamped onto painted card with Archival Ink and highlighted with a White Posca Pen.

Maybe just a word of warning it can became a bit addictive, by the time I had decided which flowers to use my desk looked like a flower garden, not a bad thing though.

See you soon

Sharon x 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sharon,

    Soooo pleased that you like my stamps and I love what you have done with them. It's a real buzz for me to see what other people create with them and as you say, it's a bit addictive!!!!