Playing with the Woodware Persian Flower stamp today. I’ve now created a few different variations using this stamp designs. That’s the nice thing with detailed flower stamps – endless possibilities of ways to colour them!
I’ve stamped and embossed using silver powder this time and then coloured using just one Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Ink. This pretty blue shade has been used over the entire design, and where I wanted greater depth of colour, just add another coat to deepen the shade. Proof that you don’t need to have a big box full of lots of colours to create an effective design!
I struggled a little with the matting and layering of this one – in hindsight, perhaps I should have stamped the butterfly separately and then layered him on – but as I had stamped it at the same time I couldn’t quite cut the flower out on its own, and cutting round both left too much white space. So … after a bit of thought I used my circle spellbinders dies to trace around and then handcut a circle in the corner. I could then use the next size die to cut the mount and so on. A few hand-drawn lines and little gems were the finishing touch… phew saved the day!
I got lots of compliments about the layout of it too when it was seen at Thetford – so sometimes plan B can be very effective!