Today I'm sharing a card made with my MISTI and a new-to-me stamp from Brutus Monroe. I loved the detail in this arched doorway, with it's crumbling stuccoed brick wall. The vibe is so Mediterranean. I knew it was going to be a fun one to paint.
I began by selectively stamping the Rustic Door image onto Fabriano Artistico cold press watercolor paper with Distress Inks. I used my Original MISTI, and slowly built up color by stamping small areas at a time. I used Antique Linen, and Mowed Lawn, then leaving my stamp in place on the lid of my MISTI, used a wet paintbrush to rewet the inks and soften and blur the images, pulling the ink out from the image to create the stuccoed wall. I paint in more color, adding more depth with Tea Dye, and shadows with Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone.
I dried my panel between colors as I painted with my heat gun, then stamped the details back into my painting using the Brutus Monroe inks: Suede, Maple, Macchiato, Sidewalk, Cabbage, Jurassic. I stamped in the same way as with the Distress Inks, adding color just a bit at a time, building up the color.
I used a Spellbinders deckled rectangle die to trim out my panel, the stamped my greeting. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers: Carnations. Once I had added the greeting, I decided I needed to deepen the contrast around the doorframe, so I added more color with Distress Inks and my paintbrush.
The card was assembled using Liquid Glue and a Buff colored top-fold card base.
A video of this whole card process is linked here:
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