Masterpieces with Mimi: Stamped Lace Curtains
Happy Saturday! Welcome to our next edition of “Masterpieces with Mimi.” Join us once a month as the talented Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain shares a beautiful card along with her creative process.
Today Mimi shares with us how she created the beautiful stamped lace curtains on this special card.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps 40-388 Centerpiece and 40-169 Diamond Pattern, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers (Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad (Stormy Sky), Tombow Dual Brush Pen (126), Ranger Glossy Accents, Fine Line Pen, Computer/Printer Paper.
STEP 1: With the Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky, ink Centerpiece stamp and stamp as shown below. Use a ruler to draw the window. The measurements are on the card but you can use your own measurements, too.
STEP 2: Lightly draw the curtain with the ruler.
STEP 3: Mask the curtain contours along the outer edge. For her masks, Mimi prefers using printer paper because of the thinness of the paper. This leaves no space (or almost no space) along the edge between the stamped image and the mask.
STEP 4: Ink the stamp Diamond Pattern with Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky. Lightly stamp Diamond Pattern. We’re printing “lace” here. Make sure to center the stamp in order to have a nice pattern on the curtain.
STEP 5: Remove the masks and repeat for the other side of the window.
STEP 6: Paint the window frame and the cross members on each side of the curtain, but paint nothing in the middle.
STEP 7: With an extra fine pen (Mimi has used a Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V5), highlight the curtains’ contours and draw the fringe. The lines are not straight nor are they the same length in order to show the lightness of the lace material. Add shading to the window by painting Stormy Sky ink on to the window. Let dry and then add Faded Jeans ink.
STEP 8: With Stormy Sky ink and lots of water, paint/draw the window’s crossmember on the curtain. Be sure this is VERY light and faded— almost a shadow as it being seen through the lace.
STEP 9: Proceed to paint the flowers using Mimi’s painting techniques as shown HERE. Draw flower stems in the vase. Use Glossy Accents to make a waterline in vase. Using only water, with a paint brush, draw shadows on the window sill.
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- 40-388 Centerpiece
- 40-169 Diamond Pattern
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