Inspired by a lovely card by blogger Holly Endress HERE, I decided to give her idea a try. She stamped a feather in Distress Black Soot and then pulled some of the black outlines in with a water brush, after which she added several shades of brown . . .
Her feather image was an open, much looser design than the one I have, and with the thicker lines in her stamp, the shading effects were much more pronounced. My version falls short of the effect I was after, but I will be trying this with other designs that are not so intricate. I think this change will make a big difference with the results on my next attempt. Back to the
drawing stamping board!
Cardstock: Generic Dark Brown, The Paper Cut watercolor paper,
Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Close to My Heart Feathers, Club Scrap “Congratulations!”
Inks: Distress Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain,
ColorBox Black, Inkssentials White pen
Emb Powder: Stampendous Shabby White, Judikins Detail Black
Dies: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles Small/Large
Impr Plate: Papertrey Ink Herringbone
Doo Dads: Woven jute ribbon, Tulip Hot Fix Jewels