Welcome back to the Fab Friday challenge over at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog! This week we have a sketch challenge. I am still obsessed with Jill Foster’s color layering techniques for Penny Black Stamps, so I grabbed another PB stamp that I had not yet used, Penny Black Tweet Conversation.
I wanted to try to do my own thing with the color layering technique and use colors that I felt worked better for this stamp. I was inspired by the image on the packaging, but I wanted to add more color.
I really liked this sketch because it let me feature the Penny Black Tweet Conversation image. Lookie:
GOJUS! I again used Ranger Archival inks along with Wendy Vecchi’s Make Art Blendable inks with my Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes to do the color blending.
I started out with Cornflower Blue, then added Cobalt. I then added some Shadow Gray and Jet Black towards the bottom of the branches, carefully removing any ink from the birds on all the layers. I used a combination of Carnation Red and Geranium Red for the birds. I then added some Forget Me Not to the very tips of the branches for the berries just to get a warmer blue there. I sealed the whole thing with Versamark and clear EP.
I then used the Wendy Vecchi Make Art blendable inks to lay in the background, with Bluebird on the bottom and then Cornflower Blue at the very bottom and on the top.
I used the Triple Banner punch from Stampin’ Up! to create my greeting, stamping this greeting from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes with Versafine Onyx Black and embossing with clear EP.
I used my Sakura Bold White Gelly Roll to add some snow and then I added some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen to the berries for a subtle shimmer. I had tried adding sequins, and they just took away too much from the image. I ended up layering up the image on top of a white mat that I embossed the edge of for a subtle detail.
I think I did justice to this Penny Black Tweet Conversation stamp! I seem to be stuck in winter mode right now, but I promise there is something HUGE coming tomorrow on my blog that has nothing to do with winter! Be sure to check back and see my big announcement!
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