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Tree Reflection – Bold Prints Background Tricks

May 16, 2023 Lydia Fiedler

One of the great things about Bold Prints background stamps is that they are a canvas for oh-so-many techniques, so I have a fun and easy one for you today, combining on-stamp ink blending and masking.

The Espalier Fruit Tree is a mirrored Bold Print and has so many possibilities! I decided to lean into the fact that the image essentially brings its own reflection, and so I masked the lower portion of my cardstock and used Blending Brushes to apply Reactive Inks in Root Beer, Splash, Lemon Drop along with Ultra Pink Core ink. This works best with a MISTI so you can stamp in exactly the same place over and over again with multiple colors.

Next, I masked that section and stamped it again in Granite for the shadow/reflection – swiping the ink on with a Blending Brush again for a distressed, tapestry look I really love. 

It's such a gorgeous, classic image. There are lots more ways to use it that you can see on the website, but this reflection technique sure seemed like a natural fit!

Hope you have a great week – thanks for stopping by!

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CG900 Espalier Fruit Tree Bold Prints...
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CM677 Wonderful Day | Hero Arts
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink | Hero...
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AF603 Ultra Pink Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF463 Root Beer Reactive Ink | Hero Arts
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SB428 Splash Reactive Ink Pad + Inker...
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AF761 Granite Core Ink | Hero Arts
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MI005 Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush...
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2 Responses

Marilee DeMars

Marilee DeMars

May 28, 2023

That is beautiful! I would have never thought to use the stamp in that way – so clever!

Audrey Joy Rollins

Audrey Joy Rollins

May 16, 2023

I love this project.
Just order the stamp.
Thank you so much for sharing

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