Sunshine and Flowers, 2 of 4: Jill

Whether on paper or outside our window... we're celebrating Sunshine and Flowers here in the Studio.

When I think of flowers, I immediately think of Penny Black's beautiful brushstroke stamps.  I love that these stamps make me feel like a watercolor artist!  Today I have a trio of cards made using these stamps and similar techniques.  When working with brushstroke stamps, my go-to technique is to color directly onto the stamp with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, mist with water, and then stamp down onto watercolor paper.  I then go back to the stamped image with a paintbrush and plain water to blend the stamped ink even more.  Finally, I paint the background with watercolors.  Once dry, I add additional background color using Distress Inks and an ink blending tool with a foam pad.

Penny Black Supplies: 40-453 Passionate, 51-007 Tagged, 30-240 Textures, 30-284 Sprigs

 Penny Black Supplies: 40-452 Bejeweled, 30-238 Footnotes, 30-283 Snippets, 51-007 Tagged

Penny Black Supplies: 40-450 the Unfolding, 30-283 Snippets, 1999L Letter Background, 51-104 Hello, 51-051 Tabs & Toggles

Sunshine and Flowers 1 of 4: Elizabeth

Whether on paper or outside our window... we're celebrating Sunshine and Flowers here in the Studio.

Today my flowers are blooming on paper fans.

Rectangular pieces of lightweight white and cream papers were first scored at 3/4-inch intervals.  Another score line was then added lengthwise across the middle.  

The Unfolding 40-450

"The Unfolding" was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink across the top half and then the paper was turned to stamp again along the bottom half.  This will give the effect that the design is radiating from the center when folded.


The paper was then folded accordion style along the scored lines.  String knotted around the middle keeps the folds secure when one set of ends are glued together and the other set of ends are attached to colorful popsicle sticks.

Stay tuned to see where Jill's flowers will be blooming.

Out & About with Jill

Happy Monday! Today I am...
...on the Shimmerz Paints blog with a new video for you!

Here's a little peek at my card:
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