First of all, let me just explain the title – it has nothing to do with THOSE BOOKS or THAT THING, but now that I have your attention, you might like to read about some rubber stamping that I have been doing this week?
After you’ve cooled down.
This post begins some time ago when I availed myself of the Woodlands Scenes clear stamp set from Hobby Art stamps however since then they have been on the “come on, have a go with me, you know you want to” pile ever since.
I wish that I had listened to them earlier.
On my first play with these stamps and I tried out several colouring experiments and I really enjoyed what I did.
Having a series of ideas already going through my head I also started to make the masks that would help me build up some scenes later on.
I then tried out a scene by stamping the mouse, then masking him off, and then adding more of the scene.
I then used Lyra pencils to colour this in.
I wasn’t 100% happy with this one so I started again, this time working directly onto a tag.
Having repeated the masking and stamping, this is where I got to.
Yup, happy with the layout. Now to add colour.
I used alcohol markers to add some shading to the lower grass area and the bushy area to the left.
It’s subtle but you can just about make it out.
I then set about using the spectrum noir pencils to add more highlights and lowlights – and ended up with this.
He’s kinda cute isn’t he?
That’s where I left that project for now as I had another idea that I wanted to try.
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