Today’s tutorial finds our whimsical hares frolicking in a meadow in the dappled light of dusk. I like to think that they are having a leaping competition! At least I’ve created a soft landing!
To create this scene I used the following stamps:
To begin this project I had a little play with one of my larger gelli plates from Ranger. It’s a great shape for printing- a large DL size.Gel press assortment kit by ranger
This is a technique that you will have seen Tracey use. Light brayering of ink to start then sprinkle brusho powders which have been diluted with water. Place white card on top and you are left with an interesting print.
I trimmed the print down and created a hilly landscape at the bottom by using torn copy paper and distress oxide ink.
I enhanced this building up the colour using some more distress oxide inks and a small make-up brush.
I added a sun by lightly inking over a circle of acetate.
The hares were stamped in black ink.
I added a light layer of the poppies in pink around the edges.
Followed by some more in black.
Trees were stamped several times in blue and black masking off the bottom of the trunks using copy paper.
I added shadows under the hares using pastel pencils and a charcoal pencil.
I inked around the edges of the card in blue and later also added black. I coloured over some of the poppies and added dots of meadow flowers using paint pens. I highlighted the hares in yellow.
The artwork was mounted and glitter added for that final touch.
Here’s a little dose up.
I wonder which hare won the competition and whether the others were impressed!
I hope you enjoy creating your own leaping meadow where anything can happen!
Till next time,
8 thoughts on “Leaping meadow”
I love this it is so colorful and a great scene
Many thanks . Much appreciated.
Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome thanks !
Thank you! Xx
I have just ordered my first Lavinia stamps after wishing for them forever. Your pictures are amazing. I’d like to get some of the supplies you use, but am unfamiliar with the lindy’s sprays or using pastels. I’d love some help picking some basic most used colors of the sprays, and any hints on buying pastels. Thanks so much!
Thanks Pam . I use a combination of ink sprays any will do really. The lyndy’s stamp gang Victorian bouquet starburst sprays are lovely but my favourites are dylusions ink sprays by ranger. I use pastels- a combination of Stabilo carbothello chalk pencils and Toison d’or artist quality extra soft round pastels. My advice is to use what you have and go with your favourite colours. Glad you are getting some stamps. I hope you enjoy them. Have fun. X