Sunday, September 12, 2010
This was one of the more popular projects from this months Open Stamp Nights, where my Stampers Club gals and anyone else can come to stamp with me.
We used sponging and masking techniques to pull it all together, with the new French Foliage leaves from the Holiday Mini catalogue. The sponging was not only straight on the paper, but also a way we added darker ink directly to the rubber before stamping. Kind of like the Rock & Roll technique, but just using a sponge dauber to be more selective of where you want the darker highlights to be.
See the gorgeous shimmer that the Shimmer paper has? It's one of those subtle effects that just catch your eye in the right light, but the paper has a great weight to stamp and watercolor on -- I love the stuff!