Fall Blog Hop – August 2022

The Christmas Barn stamp set can be used for any season. When I first saw the set, I pictured a fall scene with colorful leaves in the background.

The process began with heat embossing the barn image on Watercolor Paper. Once it cooled, the image was masked. The largest tree leaves stamp from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set was used in Daffodil Delight ink along the background. Next, the smallest Water Painter brush was used with Pumpkin Pie, Real Red & Cajun Craze ink pads (gently squeeze the top & bottom of the ink case so that when you open the ink there is some ink on the inside of the lid) to color the trees. Using the same process, the barn was painted using the smallest Water Painter brush with Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite & Crumb Cake ink.

The background of the water-coloring was done with the largest Water Painter brush with Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz inks (using same process as above). Once the piece was dry (you may use your Heat Tool to speed up the process), the evergreen tree was stamped on the foreground in Evening Evergreen. The stamped image looked a bit too precise, so the Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends were used to soften up the images.

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