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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Lucine in Daylight

Hey everyone,
Here's one of my latest experiments. I sent it as a non-traditional Christmas card to a special lady. It arrived already so I can post it now. I didn't want to spoil the surprise! I've got a few more to show that I did around the same time. First things first...
I've been teaching myself how to colour my stamps with acrylic paint. I'm also learning how to make layered texture in the background. Really enjoying the process!
This is the card before I added a focal point to it. Striped Reed Set stamped in the background and also stamped, coloured, fussy cut and glued on overtop. I stamped Raindrops along the left side and used white paint and a very fine brush to highlight the drops. I liked it at this stage but felt like it needed something...
Below is what I finally settled with. I added Lucine from my moth collection and sponged on some gold paint along the left side of the card.
A close up of the detailing on Lucine. Painted with Golden acrylic paints. Stickles sparkles along the edges and finally some Crackle Accents. The cracks add to the fuzzy look. Completely unintentional but I like it!
Trying to catch the iridescent paint in this shot below.
That's it for now :) Hope you like my card!
Bye bye,


  1. BEAUTIFUL and bright card Ryn your raindrops are such a versatile stamp and i do love them, Lucine looks like she's sheltering from the rain in the grass, so gorgeous :-) xxx

  2. Wow Ryn , your card really looks amazing!! Great colours and image and very special effect on the leaves, I really love it and will try it to, it 's really wonderfull!! I love your art and the teaching lessons you give us , thank you very much!!!


  3. A absolutely gorgeous card, Ryn

    Happy New Year to you and yours

  4. How special must that lady feel...receiving such a great artistic card?!!
    Stunning make Ryn!!!! We can learn a lot from your skills...
    Hugs, Alie :-)

  5. I really love your cards, the colours are beautiful. Here is the link to a card I have made with your stamps. http://italianinspirations.blogspot.fi/2015/01/designs-by-ryn-and-peerless-watercolours.html

  6. Your artwork is gorgeous Ryn and would be wonderful in a frame :) I'm in love with the textures & colour. Hugs, Shirleyxx

  7. Aaaaah stunning work, Ryn, thanks so much for sharing the steps. :)
    Shaz in Oz.x

  8. What a stunning piece of art. I love the colours, and those water droplets. I've been eying those water droplets for some time.

  9. Very unusual Christmas card:-) but it is how beautiful! Lucky this special lady. This is a great inspiration. The colors that you used are so deep. I love this card.
    Ryn, at last I dared to use your stamp Water Droplets. It is amazing and still intimidates me. Probably I'm afraid that it is too good for me.

  10. Gorgeous, love the colors and the paperpiecing..

  11. Such gorgeous colours Ryn and love the iridescent paint which looks fantastic. x

  12. That is gorgeous!!! I love the vibrant colors. I love your rain drop and water drop stamps. They are amazing!!!!!! Hope to see another tutorial from you. We can learn a lot!!!

  13. Oooh, love this one, Ryn!! What a gorgeous colour scheme, and lots of textural interest. Great to see your stamps being used for mixed media work.

    Happy New Year, and lots of creativity in the coming year!

  14. wow gorgeous background and texture, I love the crackle effect on the moth!!
    Groetjes Karin x


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