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The journey

Hi there, this week is exciting for Lavinia stamps as they will be showcasing some gorgeous stamps on Hochanda TV on 22 November at 10am and 3 pm.

This is one of my samples. Yesterday I shared a winter version on Facebook and I’ve promised a tutorial for that later in the week. This summer version shows that with the same stamps and different colours the mood completely changes.

Here are the stamps:


Fairy fir tree small

See a fairy make a wish

The steps:

As usual I began using an ink spray background and stamped the focal image using a mixture of green and dark blue ink. I did this by tapping the colour mix on to the stamp.

I then stamped the tree using dark and light green ink and stamped lighter images in second generation ink towards the centre ( stamped first on to copy paper to remove some of the ink then on to the artwork for a paler image) I did this towards the centre as I knew the sun would dominate the light in the centre and affect the colour of the trees.

I also began to add some highlights to the background using soft pastels. This created a mist effect. I lightly sketched a road in pencil.

Next I painted in the sun using white gesso. I lightly coloured it in pale yellow pastel.

I then used my soft pastels again to add colour to the foreground. I tried to reflect some of the colours from the sky areas to create balance. I used my charcoal pencil to add shadows under the focal image and yellow pastel to reflect the light from the sun.

When I was happy with the colour mix I enhanced this using my paint pens. Light touches at the top of the picture to emphasis the path and more colour to the foreground. I wanted to create a loose meadow effect. Lots of dots and dashes in different colours.

Finally I stamped the sentiment across the bottom and added glitter highlights.

I hope you like it!

Don’t forget to tune in for the shows or watch on rewind. You can also watch Hochanda tv on your phone pc or tablet.

More tomorrow..

Lisa xx

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