I am making a variety pack of American Indian themed greeting cards and wanted to capture a scene with a buffalo. Of course, when I think of scenes, I think of Stampscapes! :o)
- Inked up buffalo with black ink pad and stamped onto semi-glossy cardstock.
- Masked the buffalo and stamped the grass. Note: I left his feet un-masked so it would like he was standing in the grass. I also stamped off for the grass a little further back in the scene.
- Next, I masked the land and a horizon line - I didn't try to make perfectly straight lines, I just didn't want to go to far- and stamped the water pattern..
- I then masked the top of the water and stamped trees along the horizon line.
- I removed all masks and let the coloring begin! I colored the buffalo first using Tombows. I also used a marker to add color to the tree trunks and branches.
- For the rest of the coloring, I used a stylus and ink pads. I like to use a variety of greens and blues. I left light areas for highlights.
- I used the darker blue to add clouds to the sky for a dramatic sky. I learned this technique from Kevin at a Stampscapes retreat. What a wonderful time we had!
Stamps: B&J, Stampscapes 18E, 231C, 240B, 251C
Paper: Peddler's Den Semi Glossy, Stampin' Up! basic black, Neenah Classic Solar White
Inks: Memories Black ink pad, Marvy Matchables ink pads 4, 10, 52, 60, 92, 96, Tombow Dual Brush Pens N95, 899, 947, 992
Accessories: ColorBox Stylus Tool, paper towel, Eclipse tape
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!