Hello my friends I’m back playing again with my magical Lavinia stamps. Today I’ve gone for something a little atmospheric. As usual the picture evolves from what the inks present. They are random but somehow always offer a story. My task is to discover what the story is! This time I saw a cave.
Here are the stamps used:
This was my ink print. It had a lot of blue mica in the shape of a cave. It was created by spraying the inks, adding a spritz of water and pressing a clean dry piece of card on top. When pulled apart two totally unique prints are revealed. I then trimmed one of them down.
I then marked the position where the lamp was likely to be from the main image stamp with a pencil dot. Using white gesso I created a circle and used different sized circles made of card to draw around with my white gel pen. I created the haze effect with white pastel over the top.
I used torn copy paper and dark blue ink to create a landscape and I stamped the focal image also in dark ink. I further enhanced the colours in the background with distress oxide inks and strengthened the colour of the lamp light and parts of the cave with my pastel pencils. I drew a rough shadow under the snail with a charcoal pencil.
The thistles were stamped in different colour purples and black from pale to dark depending on whether they were close up or far away.
I painted the pod heads with white gesso, coloured them with watercolour ink and then over stamped them again.
Finally I used my paint pens, white gel pen and charcoal pencil to enhance the foreground. Loose dots and dashes create a meadow like effect. I stamped the sentiment 3 times across the top and added little dots of my lilac lustre spray here and there using a small applicator. These catch the light and add extra glow. Glitter was also added of course,particularly to the snail and fairy wings!
I hope that you have a go and make your own lamp light scene.
till next time…