Home Paper art Tracy Scott {by Mags Woodcock} with Tracy Scott stamps

Tracy Scott {by Mags Woodcock} with Tracy Scott stamps


Hello everybody

Mags right here with you at this time.

I have been having enjoyable currently exploring the theme and subjects of this quarter’s weblog posts. I could not determine which matter to focus on, so in the long run I included all of them: Mail Artwork, Tones of colors, Tracy stamps and texture after all!

Tracy Scott designs essentially the most superb stamps and stencils and I could not wait to mix these with my very own grungy distressed type. Exploring the tinged matter was additionally on my record of issues to attempt … I like to combine tints, tones and shades of a color in initiatives so very often work in a reasonably restricted color palette. Cerulean was the plain color alternative to mix with my rusty textures and colors. 

The subsequent determination was what kind of mission. As I get pleasure from sending and receiving artwork within the mail I made a decision to create a set of notecards with matching envelopes. The theme for this a part of the yr is texture. Effectively what can I say ! I’m a texture junky/freak and simply love including it in my work. As I gathered my provides to begin work, I used to be very excited to mix plenty of texture into the mission: Rusting powder, Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper, Fresco End Paints, together with the stamps and stencils by Tracy had been going to be so enjoyable.

I actually loved including machine stitching to the waxed paper envelopes and utilizing a centuries previous approach so as to add texture. I like how the set of notecards have a lot texture and lots of tiny particulars to discover, together with including color to the stamped photographs with rust.

After I first began desirous about this mission I had a number of concepts in thoughts. Because it progressed a few of these had been deserted and a few developed additional. I knew for sure that I needed to make use of Rusting Powder on cotton rag paper. When mixed with vinegar to activate it, the depth of rust is fabulously intense in some areas and delicate in others. 

Tracy’s Fresco End Cerulean is a superb distinction to the rust and likewise provides a pop of color to the mission. I selected to create the envelopes for the notecards from Crunchy Waxed Kraft paper as I understand how straightforward it’s so as to add texture to this in some ways.


As I discussed, I needed to create the primary layer of the notecards utilizing cotton rag paper. It is easy to realize a stunning textured rusty background by sprinkling Rusting Powder (RP45) onto the paper. I laid my paper panels in a deep plastic tray, dipped a fan brush into the Rusting powder after which tapped the comb over the paper to launch the tremendous powder. I sprinkled on vinegar to activate the Rusting Powder and put aside, in a single day in a effectively ventilated room.

Whereas the rust on my cotton rag papers was creating I began creating the colored papers onto which I might stamp my flowers and leaves. I needed a wide range of tints tones and shades and likewise some visible texture. With this in thoughts, I selected Heavy Cream (FF203), Elephant (FF64) and Little Black Costume (FF19) Fresco End Chalk Acrylics to combine with my Cerulean (FF200) paint. I need to admit I beloved all of the variations I achieved and acquired barely carried away. 

I combined various quantities of the neutrals individually with the cerulean and utilized them to heavy weight copy paper (160gsm). As soon as I had began the portray course of I realised I may add extra visible texture by dry brushing a lighter tint over a  shade for instance. This then developed into portray tough circles with a wide range of the colors I had created. I beloved how the comb strokes added curiosity, so stored as many as doable exhibiting.

As soon as all of the paint was dry it was time to stamp the flowers and leaves. I made a decision to make use of a stamping platform and Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black) The round paint layers lent themselves effectively to the flowers and the extra linear dry brushing was a very good match for the leaves and smaller flowers. I selected Tracy’s stamp units TS029 and TS056, each of which had some giant flowers and plenty of leaves for creating a powerful focal picture on the notecards.

As I mentioned earlier I’ll have gotten just a little carried away ! I wanted only some stamped photographs, however I do know there can be many events when these flowers and leaves can be good addition to a mission. So the extras will all the time come in useful.

It was now time to return to the sheets of cotton rag paper which had turned our superbly. I eliminated them from the plastic tray, brushed any unfastened rust powder again into the tray and set the papers apart for later. I needed to reap the rusty goodness within the plastic tray, so added a small quantity of fresh water. Utilizing an previous brush I loosened any dried on rust from the bottom and sides of the tray, this took some time however was well worth the effort. I transferred the ensuing rusty water to a small jar with a detailed becoming lid.

Utilizing rusty water so as to add color to stamped photographs is one in every of my favorite methods. I began through the use of a palette and swatching the rust water onto plain paper, including just a little water to every part together with a few of the rust. The extra water, the paler the color. Once more I stamped the flowers and leaves from the stamp units onto heavy copy paper, as soon as dry I used the rust water so as to add color and curiosity.

I believe you’ll agree that after all of the stamped and colored photographs had been fussy lower out they give the impression of being pretty and a feast for the eyes. I used to be more than happy with my outcomes and could not wait to maneuver on to creating the envelope.


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