Starry Lab

Happy Monday, my friend! I hope that you had a good weekend, as you spent ‘physical distancing’ yourself from others. One nice thing about having our boys still at home is that it’s less quiet! They can’t go ‘hang out’ with their friends, so they have to socialize with us. I took some time to play with my other new Dean Russo stamp, called Starry Lab. It’s from Stamplistic, in the same line as the other dog I posted here.


I just had to have the Lab image, as it reminds me so much of our Shadow. However, Shadow was a pure black Lab; this one is much more of a rainbow!

Starry Lab

Isn’t he just gorgeous?! And with the head tilt, too.


With the other dog image, I used my Brusho and painted it in a very loose watercolour style. This time, I used my Zig watercolour markers, and was much more specific in placing the colours. To start, set up a piece of watercolour paper & Starry Lab stamp in your MISTI, or other stamp platform. Ink up the image with Nocturne ink, and stamp, pressing firmly. You will probably want to re ink and stamp again, to ensure a crisp image. Next, cover the image with clear embossing powder, and heat set. This will stop any ink from bleeding or blending, while you watercolour.

Now start colouring with your Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and either a water brush, or small paintbrush with water.  You can control the depth of colour by either adding clear water first to an area, and then the ink, or ink and then paint it out with a water brush. I did a combination of techniques, as well as blending colours together to create new shades.  In the photo below, you can see just how many of the markers I used!

Starry Lab

I used a whole rainbow, plus some more!  I used the cover of the stamp set, as a colour guide. Once happy with the colours, trim down the panel. Stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Uplifting Thoughts stamp set in Nocturne ink onto a strip of teal cardstock. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set.

Create a teal colour card base, and attach a panel of black cardstock. Next, layer the Starry Lab image and sentiment on top, using fun foam or foam strips, for dimension.


This image was so fun to colour! I completely lost track of time, and didn’t think about the Corona virus once! (I also forgot about the laundry that I was doing).  I hope you’ll check out this line of stamps, or any other image stamps, and loose yourself in the joy of colouring. I ordered this stamp, from R & R Scrapbooking here in Canada. You can also find the Stamplistic stamps at Simon Says Stamp, and of course from Stamplistic directly, in the U.S.  Affiliate links for other products used are supplied below, at no cost to you. When you use my affiliate links, you help support me to purchase new products, & maintain this blog. Then I can continue sharing new projects with you!

Starry Lab

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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