I thought I would share something made a few months ago, featuring beautiful nature themed stamps from Redlead Paperworks. Amongst the stamps I’d received at that time, was a set called A Secret Walk In The Garden.
This piece I made, an assemblage (?) began life knowing I wanted the cluster of ferns stamp to be the focal and for me to work with Infusions.Stamping onto tree bark, it can be unpredictable but I think that is why I like it. Little bits flaking off but no wonder as this had a liberal misting of water, directly onto the stamped ferns to achieve a diffused appearance, as though someone has been sketching with black ink in their nature journal and as they sit at the edge of the woods, a misting of rain falls through the canopy of the trees onto their sketching, causing the ink to bleed.To create contrast and hints of colour, I worked with Infusions, applying directly onto the bark.
Onto a smaller, scrap piece of tree bark, I stamped this wonderful sentiment. The tree bark soaks up the Infusions beautifully, adding an aged effect. You can just see peeking from beneath the stamped panel, stained fabric and crochet lace, all raggedy.
More of the Infusions stained calico layered with various “bits” stained with Infusions or dissolved walnut ink crystals.I’m very lucky to receive such wonderful stamps to play with.
I’m also lucky to have such loyal friends to my Blog. Many thanks for your visits and comments.
29 Jul 2016 13 Comments