Watercolor Penny Black

I just love the new flowers in the Penny Black release this month so I’ve been experimenting with them.  On this one I used the new Tim Holtz Oxide Inks to ink up the stamp and my MISTI to stamp multiple layers to create a Watercolor Penny Black.  The stamp is called First Waltz.

Watercolor Penny Black

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Watercolor Penny Black Card Recipe

I’ve been playing around with the Tim Holtz Oxide Inks and I decided I wanted to try this technique using them, too.  I place the silhouette stamp on my MISTI to allow me to stamp multiple times in the same exact place.  I hear Iliana finally got her patent on the MISTI  – congratulations to her.  Oxide Ink came first.  Cracked Pistachio for the greenery and Wilted Violet for the flower.  Once the stamp is inked up I spritz very very lightly with water and stamp.  The next inking used the same colors, but in regular Distress Ink.  I used an eye make up sponge to get in the small spaces of the image.  Again lightly mist with water and stamp.  The results were amazing.  So much detail came through.  Ink splatter is Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide watered up and flicked.  The sentiment is Penny Black stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder.  Glue dots were strategically placed under the sentiment to hide them.  Mat was in my scraps and is a very light violet card stock.

Here is a link to the Oxide Inks if you’re interested.  If you purchase them from Amazon I get a small commission.  Please purchase from your LCS first if they have them.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Tune in tomorrow for another project.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.


Luke 6:  3 – 5  Jesus answered them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?  He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”  Then Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”


Watercolor Penny Black — 2 Comments

  1. Hi April, I love this card. You have hidden the glue dots very well. I have used little brads before.

    Hope you are having a nice day. Sue

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