Thursday, September 8, 2016

One Layer Stamping and Painting

I recently was going through Pinterest Boards to add to my watercoloring techniques.  I found the most awesome "One Layer Stamping and Painting Video" by Jill Foster for Penny Black. from 2015.

Here is my attempt at trying Jill's Technique...

I followed Jill's instructions as closely as possible.  I used a ruler to draw my 1 1/2" x 3" rectangle on my Strathmore Mixed Media 140# paper.  I then stamped my SU Sheltering Tree and heat embossed with SU Early Espresso EB powder.  I then traced the rectangle with my Early Espresso marker and pulled the ink out into the pre-wetted CS using a paint brush creating a loose watercolor effect.  I added  Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain DI's..again using the Wet on Wet technique until I liked the effect.

I let the watercoloring dry before adding Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Peacock Feathers to the rectangle using again the Wet on Wet Technique.  Let Dry.

Then masked my rectangle and stamped my snowflakes around the edges with Early Espresso ink.  I was pretty happy how my piece turned out after completely dry.  I did add Early Espresso splatters to the rectangle before I framed the card front with Early Espresso CS and popped up on SU Whisper White Thick CS.

I hope you get to try Jill's One Layer Stamping and Painting technique.  It really gives the allusion of 2 layers.  I loved the effect,  since I am One Layer Challenged :-)

My card is for a couple of favorite challenges...."Time Out Challenges": Challenge #65 Inspired by Words...“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” 

Also Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It!

Thank you for the visit and especially for your comments.  Hugs....

Card Recipe
Stamps: SU Sheltering Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Serene Snowflakes (ret)
Inks: SU Early Espresso ink pad and marker, Versamark and Tim Holtz Distress Inks listed in description
Papers: SU Whisper White Thick, Early Espresso.  Strathmore Mixed Media 140#
Accessories: SU Early Espresso EB powder and heat tool.  Watercolor brushes..#6 and #8, foam tape


  1. Wow Nancy - this is incredible. It sounds like a fair amount of time, but the results are so worth the effort. Something else to add to the list of techniques to try. Thanks for sharing Nancy.


  2. Such an amazing card and fabulous technique. So clever and very eye catching..Thanks for sharing x

  3. This is NOT multiple layers? Cool! I like the layout, too.

  4. I'm one-layer challenged too, so I really should try this technique. Yours turned out perfectly - at first glance, it really looks like the focal image panel is two layers! Beautiful colours too!

  5. Great job with this technique Nancy. It definitely looks like lots of layers. Beautiful design and colours. xx

  6. the depth this has is just outstanding Nancy

  7. I am one layer challenged too, Nancy. My attempt at this technique didn't turn out nearly as well! This is beautiful! Love the colors and how you've stamped the snowflakes around the border!

  8. Beautiful grungy background for your tree! Great card! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  9. This is such a beautiful card. Love your painting. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  10. Fabulous card Nancy! Your ink work is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. Amazing. I would have bet money that your card had more than one layer. You did outstanding work with your control of the distress inks used as watercolors. Great card.


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