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Anna-Karin, I love the effects you have created here! A beautiful piece as usual! TFS

Project - Aurora Borealis
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Project - Aurora Borealis
by Anna-Karin
posted 10/08/12 at 08:36 AM
Galleries: Stamping

This month the challenge theme at Craft a Scene is Majestic Mountains. This is my first piece.
I wanted to ink up the Stampscape's Aurora Borealis stamp, which I have had for a while, but hadn't used yet. The mountains were stamped first, twice, overlapping slightly and making the one somewhat taller than the other. They were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink. I normally only use a torn paper as a mask when I do scenic stamping, but this time I made a mask for the mountains, and then stamped the Aurora Borealis stamp twice behind them, using Archival Ink Library Green. The forest come for the Meadow stamp and was stamped with Jet Black, adding a few extra trees here and there.

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks, using a Colorbox Stylus tool. I started with the lighest shade of yellow and gradually built up colour, making sure to leave some areas on the mountains and in the sky the white of the paper.

Lots of highlights were added with a white gel pen and then mist was created by drybrushing white pigment ink on the scene, especially on the are between the forest and the mountains. TFL!

Blogpost: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/10/majestic-mountains.html [layersofink.blogspot.com]

Supplies:
Stamps: Stampscapes: Aurora Borealis 001G, Meadow Lg. 057G, Tree Duo 085A, Rocky Peaks 188F, Scenic Sentiments sheet #3
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Library Green; Adirondack: Willow, Lemonade, Meadow, Bottle, Lettuce, Pesto, Pitch Black; Jenni Bowlin: Lemon Drops, Seed Packet; Colorbox Frost White
Paper: Kromecote glossy cardstock
Pen: white gel pen

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