Wednesday, 29 October 2014

A Friend For Jolly Robin by Alison Hall



I love Crafty Individuals cute Alice Palace Designs Jolly Robin stamp, & decided he needed a friend.


Here's what I used...

PaperArtsy Smoothy White Stamping Card - 240 gsm

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint - Primary Cyan, Raw Umber, Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow


and here's what I did...


1. First I used the Archival ink to stamp Jolly Robin on a piece of white card, leaving enough room for another robin on the right hand side.

2. I stamped the robin on some white tissue stock, painted him with watered down Media acrylics, then tore around the robin, the stars & snowflakes above him, & his base. I then used matte medium to glue him onto the card with my original stamped image, brushing the medium over the top also, so the tissue edges would blend out.

3. I then used the Media acrylic paints to watercolour the rest of the image, as shown. I mixed a little Cyan with Yellow to get the green for the trees. 

4. I trimmed the image then matted it onto layers of black & red card, then onto an A6 white card. To get the red card to match, I cut out my mat, then sponged the edges with the Media Primary Magenta acrylic.

5. I finished by using a fine black pen to define the outlines of Jolly Robin's friend.


The Media acrylics are great for water colouring, as they are already fluid. The colours are beautiful & intense, and a tiny blob of paint goes a very long way.


Thanks for dropping by,


Alison x


  1. Lovely card with some wonderful images & gorgeous colours:-) xxx

  2. Lovely card with some wonderful images & gorgeous colours:-) xxx

  3. this is bright and beautiful -- totally makes me happy to look at it! xo

  4. A wonderful card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. This is so clever Alison and thanks for explaining about the robin as I was wondering how on earth you did it!
    Fliss x

  6. The tissue paper 'reverse' stamping works a treat here, Alison. Your Christmas card is most definitely Merry & Bright.

  7. Great fun that you created a friend for him.


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