Saturday, March 21, 2009

Let's Talk Kincade Stamps

I'm not an art connoisseur but there is just something about Thomas Kincade's paintings that draws you to them. Maybe it's the tranquility of the old English cottages he's painted, the soft flowing streams, his new Disney paintings, or just the way he can capture modern day life in the simplest of ways. In each, there is a message for you. The challenge is finding that message.

Cornish Heritage Farms has been given the lisence to take the Kincade paintings and turn them into stamps; and they have done an awesome job at that. Each stamped image comes out looking like a masterpiece on it's own just waiting to be colored. Now, I've read on a couple of boards about people being intimidated about these stamps. Really folks, they're pretty easy to color and if you don't like to color, they work great as a monochromatic stamp too. As for me, I love to color them instead of the monochromatic look, but have done both.

For example, my Cobblestone Bridge below was stamped in memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prismacolor markers with silk flower stickers placed on the side of the image.

By coloring with the prismacolor alcohol markers, I can control how deep I want the color and if need be, blend a few colors together. Same with The Perfect Yellow Rose card below.

On the shaded areas of the stamp, a darker yellow is used and blended with the brighter yellow of the unshaded areas.

Monochromatic works too as in these cards I made for a Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kincade card blitz a few weeks ago.

So there's really reason to be intimated by these stamps except our own fear of them. Once you start working with them, they are so addicting.

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Thomas Kincade: Cobblestone Bridge, The Perfect Yellow Rose, The Open Gate, Nothing Gets Better Than This

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up choc chip, PTI plum pudding, lavender moon, vintage cream

Accessories: prismacolor markers, ribbon bow, mini glue dots, primas, brads, silk flower stickers.


  1. I dunno, Bonnie--you make it sound so doable, but I am still a little intimidated, LOL! Too bad I can't just run over to your house and see you do it in person!


  2. These stamps are so pretty and you really do them justice. All of these are so beautiful! Thank you too, for showing us all the different ways you can work with them!

  3. So pretty. You really do a wonderful job with these images!