She says:

“If you asked me to draw or paint a picture I’d struggle! I’ve always preferred to mould, model, or assemble things so it’s very rewarding to find another way to create art by only using stamps and an ink pad.”


Stamps Ruth used...

  • PaperArtsy: Words Plate 2; EAB04

Other materials…

  • Ranger Archival ink: Tiger Lily; Sepia
  • PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylic paint: Snowflake 
  • Smoothy 340gsm stamping card
  • Winsor and Newton ink: Gold


Step-by-step… Autumn Flower Panel

Sketch out the flower or chosen image and draw a border if required to define the area to work in.

2 Pick a letter and start to stamp from the centre of the flower outwards along a petal, twisting the stamp as you print.


Using only Tiger Lily, repeat using different letters, keeping the flower centre darker or stronger in colour and the petals lighter.

Create veins on the petals and define the outer edge of the flower centre by repeatedly using the first ink impressions of letters.

5 Using Sepia as the second colour, create some more shading and depth.

6 Heat set the ink before erasing any pencil marks and revealing the flower.


Use a pencil rubber to stamp with Snowflake paint in the lighter areas to create highlights.

8 Using the same method as step 7, create lots of texture on the petals. 

Using the edge of the rubber, repeatedly roll it in ink and roll along the outer edge of the petal to define it.


To finish the project: 
Stamp and cut out the quote and add a few splatters of gold ink to the flower image; trim to create a border and add stitching detail around the edge of the flower. Mount onto Kraft paper covered foam board for a finished panel. 


This project first featured in the October 2018 issue of Craft Stamper magazine