Wednesday, July 15, 2009
One stamp, many looks...
I just LOVE this hydrangea stamp. It's my favorite! So interesting the many looks I got once I started to play with inks and water.
The top left image is distress ink and water misting before I stamped on glossy paper.
The middle image is also distress ink and water misting on glossy paper, but the surrounding color is made with alcohol ink and blending solution on a felt applicator. I added a dot or two of gold leafing pen on the felt and it gave the image a marbled look.
The 3rd image is alcohol ink and a pearl metalic ink with blending solution on a scrap of photo paper. Once dry, the hydrangea was stamped using 2 colors of distress ink at the same time. This was my favorite image and I made it into the card you see.
The small tag started out as a standard manilla tag. I used 3 colors of distress ink and a piece of CutNDry foam to blend them a bit. Then they were spritzed with water and allowed to blend. I stamped the image next with distress ink again and spritzed a 2nd time with water to blend. Once completely dry, I overstamped the tag with a script stamp image.
Lastly, the large paper scrap was a trash item until I added the crackle stamp image to it. It's made completely with distress ink and water misting. Nice watercolor feel.
Posted by Carol at 6:18 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Gene's Mini Album
Since Uncle Gene couldn't attend our family reunion, which Dave and I hosted, I decided to give him this album for his 94th birthday. It started as a kit which I chose to alter with rubber stamping for a more masculine feel. He was thrilled with it. A perfect gift for such a sweet gentleman.
July 12, 2009
Posted by Carol at 6:58 AM