Thursday, October 18, 2018

An Ink Closeup for Inktober

Back when I was on Periscope, I loved Inktober. I met the most interesting artists there, and even bought some original art that was created live during Inktober by one of my favorite Periscopers - Punching Pandas.

I had to let Periscope go eventually in favor of some other things I needed to spend time on, but I will always be fond of Inktober and the talented people who participate.

Since I use ink daily, I was thrilled to be asked to do a little Inktober collaboration between Hedgehog Hollow and Inkon3.

I've made no secret of my love for Fadeout Ink for my no-line watercolor, and they asked me if I'd do a product closeup video on that ink to celebrate Inktober so of course I said yes.

Working with this new stamp set, and the companion stamp set here, I did a quick masking and watercoloring project - well, if you consider a half hour watercolor session "quick" - I do, because it normally takes me hours to paint things.

I stamped the poinsettia in Fadeout, masked it with this masking paper, stamped the leaves, masked them, and then finally stamped the cross over that. Then I removed all the masks and painted, which you'll see in the video below. I stamped the two separate sentiments (I cut the "a" off "wishing you a" to keep just wishing you) in Nocturne.

Poinsettia 3x4 Clear Stamp Set
[ INK ]
Poinsettia Coordinating Die Cuts
[ INK ]
Blessings 4x6 Clear Stamp Set
[ INK ]
Blessings Coordinating Die Cut
[ INK ]
Holiday Blessings Stamp Bundle Special
[ INK ]
Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
[ INK ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Brushes, Travel Round...
[ UTR | BLIC | INK ]
Da Vinci Cosmotop Sable Mix F Brushes...
[ BLIC | ELH ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Avery Self-Adhesive Removable Laser...
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
My Favorite Watercolor Sketchbook
[ UTR ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | MFT | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Alcohol Marker Pens — Tonic Studios USA
[ TNC ]

Isn't that fun how those two sets work together? Plus the cross is big enough to color. I'm hoping she comes out with other companion sets for this - like an Easter drape, or spring flowers, lilies, etc. So many possibilities. This fun bundle is available too.

Now the good folks at Tonic have a little Inktober sponsor gift for all of us - 20% off all their Tonic alcohol markers if you shop here with code MARKER20 at checkout.

So you ready for the video? Here you go! :)


  1. Gorgeous card and amazing watercoloring Lydia! Such a beautiful image and I love that it is the star of the show.

  2. Wow!!! I just think this is gorgeous! Combining the cross with the poinsettia and your outstanding watercoloring. Just wow! I agree, it would be cool to have companion images for other holidays/seasons.


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