SEPTEMBER KIT HAS ARRIVED!

Stamped Ink Paintings

by Libby Hickson September 11, 2018 11 Comments

I absolutely love everything included in the September release, but my very favorite is the Ink Painting Scene stamp set. I actually had the opportunity to travel to China on business back in fall of 2004, and it was a trip I'll never forget. I loved the art done in the style that this stamp set is capturing - mountains, trees, buildings drawn in black ink, with a wash of watercolor added. I bought two paintings like this, they hang in my dining room still.

My first card mimics this style. I stamped the scene in Black Dye Ink, and made sure it was completely dry. Then I added watercolor to the scene, using Mulled Wine, Purple, Dandelion, Pine, Teal and Black liquid watercolors.

The message was Black Embossed on Classic Vellum Layering Paper, and a strip of silver glitter from my stash was added at the bottom. The final card base was the darkest color from the Floral Mixed Folded Cards.

For my next card, I made a focal point by stamping a crane from the set, coloring with Copics and then die cutting with the Ink Painting Scene Frame Cuts.

A village was stamped using Soft Granite ink on a die cut oval from the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies. The background panel is Decorate Woodgrain Cardstock, and mounted on a card from the Pool Mixed Folded Cards set.

The ink scenes created with this set really do fill my life with beauty and grace.

Thanks for stopping by!





Libby Hickson
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11 Responses

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

September 14, 2018

Gorgeous cards! I especially love that first one with the loose watercolouring on the vellum. Makes me wonder why I passes this set up. I may need to go purchase it online. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah S.
Sarah S.

September 12, 2018

These are beautiful. They truly look like traditional Chinese painting. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 11, 2018

Beautiful scene and focal. The water colored look is fabulous.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 11, 2018

Both so beautiful!!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

September 11, 2018

Both are breathtaking Libby, so sereen and gorgeous. Thank you so much for these two art works.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

September 11, 2018

These remind me of the Japanese paintings and drawings I just saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I LOVE the look!!!!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

September 11, 2018

Oh wow, these are beautiful, especially the first watercolor scene! Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Gail O'Keefe
Gail O'Keefe

September 11, 2018

I love this! Inspiration to purchase this stamp set.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 11, 2018

These are beautiful!! :)

Lauren Z.
Lauren Z.

September 11, 2018

Your cards are so beautiful! They reignite my desire to visit China!

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

September 11, 2018

Beautiful cards. So serene.