Tuesday 13 March 2018

Rice Paper and Ecoline Pens: A Canvas

I thought I'd wet everyone's appetite for the new Ecoline water colour brush pens from Royal Talens.  I love them as they are so versatile; they can be used direct to stamp, direct to paper or be picked up off a glass mat with a water brush for colouring.  I stamped onto rice paper and added it to a canvas for this piece.
I started by using several of the colour families in greens, browns, yellows and reds directly onto the Leaf Print stamps (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) to stamp onto a piece of rice paper.
Choosing other colours from the same colour families, I added further stamping using stamps from the Ledger Script set.
I went over again using typewriter text stamps from School Desk and Documented.
When matt medium is used to glue the rice paper to a canvas (and seal over the top), the colours are blended, but the stamping can still be seen to create a vibrant background.
On a piece of old book paper, I stamped the Bird Row stamps by Claritystamp using Coffee Archival ink and fussy cut them out. 
One of the brown Ecoline pens was used, both directly on the paper, and also using the water brush from a glass mat method, to add detail to the birds and branch. They were then added to the canvas using matt medium.  A brown fine liner finished the bottom of the branch.
To complete the canvas, a wooden word embellishment from my stash was given some shading along the left hand side of each letter, with the same brown pen that had been used to colour the birds and added to the canvas.

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