Thursday, April 20, 2017

Forest Walk Scenic Stamping

Hello everyone! I recently had an evening when I sat down and created without any deadlines, and had such fun doing a couple of scenic stamping pieces in my art journals. I am sharing one of them today.

Layers of ink - Forest Walk Scenic Stamping by Anna-Karin with Stampscapes stamps.

I love scenic stamping and it is so fun to sit and create a new scene with stamps. I often try to create something that I would like to find myself in, such as walking along this forest path out into an open field. Kevin Nakagawa from Stampscapes came out with new stamps recently and I was very happy to find a stamp of a woman with a stroller. Leo and I go for long walks whenever we get the chance. He loves it, and so do I. The Mossy Trunks are also from the new release and I really like the way they look.

The scene is stamped on glossy cardstock, using mainly Jet Black ink, apart from the grassy areas, which were stamped with green ink. I colored the scene with dye inks, using a Colorbox Stylus Tool with an oval tip. The precision of this tool work great for scenic stamping. Start with the lightest color ink first and gradually build up darker colors. For the finer details, I use a Ranger craft nib with a Craft Nib Holder.


I wanted a sort of wispy looking sky and also left space for my sentiment in the sky. I like to plan out my scenes on scrap paper first, so that I know approximately where to place everything. The birds were stamped with blue ink. The grassy field was stamped with the Sedge Filler stamp, which is one of my most used scenic stamps. It is such a humble little stamp, but makes a huge difference to a scene. I stamped it with shades of green.

Layers of ink - Forest Walk Scenic Stamping by Anna-Karin with Stampscapes stamps.

In between the trees, and in the foreground, I stamped pebbles, smaller trees, and grasses. White highlights were added with a gel pen. I also added some mist to the sky and in between the trees, by dry brushing white pigment ink on the scene with a Q-tip.


The forest walk scene found a home in my new Small Dylusions Creative Flip Journal, which has horizontal pages. You can, of course, also flip it, to work vertically instead. I didn't take any step photos of today's scene, but if you want to get an idea, you can check out one of my previous scenic stamping tutorials, such as Train Ride or At the Sea. You can also find a lot of tutorials and videos on the Stampscapes site.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

Supplies

Stamps: Stampscapes: 369C Leafless Pines (sm), 370E Leafless Pines (med), 372F Mossy Trunks (sm), 373I Mossy Trunks (lg), 374E Dirt Road (sm), 388A Stroller, 251C Sedge Filler, Scenic Sentiments Sheet 1, 112A Flock, 256A Pebbles, 272G Prickly Branches, 301A Rocks and Grass



11 comments:

  1. Beautiful scene Anna-Karin! Love the painterly feel to it. Amazing.

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  2. Such a lovely, gentle page... I should like to go for a stroll there too!
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison! You should come and join me on that stroll. :)

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  3. This is so beautiful Anna-Karin. I would love to see a video of your process also the Color Box stylus with the oval tip is something I have had for years but have seldom used. I'd love to see how you used this in your scene. So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa! When I typed up my post, I was thinking it would be a good topic for a video, because it might be easier to see the inking in action. I will try to do it soon. If you have a look at the Stampscapes site, there are also a lot of videos there, and in their Youtube channel.

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  4. Lovely. Gorgeous stamping and I love the quote.

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  5. This is such a peaceful, lovely scene! The sentiment is so perfect!

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  6. Wow--what a beautiful scene! Wonderful for your journal, but I'd love it framed!

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