Retro Flowers by Ruth Mescall
Craft gorgeous three dimensional floral embellishments using simple techniques. Find out how Ruth made her stunning canvas on page 6 of the May issue.
She says:“When I first saw these stamps the word ‘retro’ came to mind and I immediately pictured a flower spray or corsage made with them. ‘Retro’ also influenced my colour choices and I chose to step out of my comfort zone and use a colour palette of burnt orange, teal green and cream. These colours quickly brought back memories of furnishings and décor from my childhood and grey rather than black ink for stamping softened the overall effect.
I decided to use cartridge paper for the flowers as it is thin enough to be shaped but tough enough to cope with lots of paint. The stamped images are easy to fussy cut out and layer up and the results are lightweight so work well on a card.
The finished flowers were then mounted on a canvas with modern textured details and splatters to complement some of the funkier images. Finishing with a coat of Pearl Glaze gives a subtle sheen and lifts the flowers from the canvas nicely.”
Check out the full step by step tutorial in the May issue
of Craft Stamper magazine to recreate the look!
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