Sprinkling Star Blossom. Another “How To Do It” article from Sarah Anderson as she gets creative using Lavinia Stamps products. The Art of Moodling
I love these fairies posed on flowers. They make for quicker cards as part of the composition is already provided within the stamp, and you don’t have to create the ground the fairy will stand on.
Using baby wipes to wipe the ink from part of the image extends the way you can use your stamps.
And adding coordinating images to your envelope will make both the recipient, and the postman, smile!
Step by Step Instructions:
Put a small, pea sized amount of acrylic paint onto the gelli plate and brayer.
Take a print from the gelli plate using a 9cm square piece of card.
Ink up part of the ‘Sacred Spells’ stamp with Versafine Majestic Blue. Stamp repeatedly, until there is no ink left, as shown.
Stamp ‘Aurora’ using Versafine Onyx Black
Stamp the open ‘Seed Head’ as shown using Distress Oxide Faded Jeans.
If you don’t want your seed heads to overlap, or the scene is going to look overcrowded, you can wipe away some of the ink with a baby wipe to create a smaller image.
Using as little water as possible, fill in the seedheads with watercolour paint. Work inwards from the outline as Distress Oxide reacts to water.
Stamp your Distress Oxide inkpad onto an acrylic block. Spritz with water then use this to paint back into your seedheads at the base each.
Paint in the star blossoms with watercolour paint.
Stamp the solid ‘Seed Head’ as shown using Versafine Onyx Black, along with some Star Blossoms from the ‘Aurora’ stamp.
Using baby wipes to wipe away Aurora’s hands means you can stamp the Star Blossoms in various points around the card.
Add some splashes of yellow watercolour around the flowers, and glitter to Aurora’s wings. Frame your piece with black card and add to your pre-folded card.