Sunday, 26 July 2009

Ink, water and a brush

I've been having a play with adirondack inks and a water brush. I used the Cabin Fever and woodland rainbow pads for the first. I have had this stamp for years. It is by Chapel Road, I think.
This second card uses the woodland rainbow pad and a stampin' up stamp - one of my favourites. By this stage I had decided that the water brush was too wet and I reverted to a very fine paint brush and a pot of water. If you just stamp using these pads you don't see the full range of colours, but add a tiny bit of water and they seem to come to life. These both look a bit autumnal - must find something summery!

7 comments:

  1. These are great Sally, especially like the leaves.

    I might be a bit thick here, but do I gather you painted the inks onto the stamp before stamping out ?

    B x

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  2. These are totally beautiful - like watercolours.

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  3. Gorgeous, love them both. One of my favourite techniques too.

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  4. These are gorgeous Sally. I don't know which I like best. The leaves are lovely but that tree looks just like you've painted it. Beautiful.

    Lisax

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  5. These are wonderful Sally. I love those rainbow inkpads and don't use mine enough.

    That tree is really something special and as Lisa says it looks as though you painted it from scratch.

    Lesley Xx

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  6. These are lovely Sally, I do love the colours on the leaves and the tree stamp has a lovely fragile feel about it - gorgeous. x

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  7. Thanks, everyone. Brenda, I stamped using the adirondak ink pad as normal. Then I used a damp brush (water on it) to pick up a bit of the colour and spread it about a bit! Hope that makes sense!

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