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Yes Toucan!

Jul 15, 2022 Lydia Fiedler

We are feeling a bit tropical in Texas these days, with record temperatures! We had the hottest June in recorded history where I live and July has been even worse, so this month's release theme felt just right. I actually wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see a toucan fly by at this point!

When I saw this beautiful new Large Toucan Bold Prints stamp, I knew just what I wanted to do – Zentangle! I got out my black pen and started adding details to both the bird and the flowers and leaves. 

Then I flipped the normal toucan script, and instead of making that beautiful bird the color focus, I stamped the image again on masking paper and cut out the bird and the moon, cutting into the moon with that large tropical leaf. Then I ink blended the background with a rainbow of inks: Crimson, Tangerine, Lemon Yellow, Green Apple, Summer Sky and Grape Juice with my Hero Arts Medium Blending Brushes.

Look how much room you have for doodling even on the smaller flowers:

Just pop that panel onto a crisp white card base and it's ready for any occasion. One of my favorite things about these scenic Bold Prints is the fact that you don't need a sentiment – they create such beautiful cards for anything you'd like to send. 

I hope you have time to get creative this week – it's so important for your soul!

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CG885 Large Toucan Bold Prints | Hero...
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AF623 Crimson Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF641 Tangerine Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF650 Lemon Yellow Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF663 Green Apple Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF703 Summer Sky Core Ink | Hero Arts
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AF725 Grape Juice Core Ink | Hero Arts
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MI005 Hero Tools Ink Blending Brush...
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white | Hero Arts
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PS406 Hero Hues Dove White Side...
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2 Responses

Amy Solovay

Amy Solovay

July 31, 2022

LOVE this! The stamp is gorgeous, and all the little details you added make this project extra special.

Melissa SunshineHoneybee

Melissa SunshineHoneybee

July 17, 2022

Definitely is hot here in N TX. The Toucan bold colors are wonderful. Reminds me of the Parrots I saw in Maui Hawaii.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

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