Thanks for stopping by. What a busy weekend it was! Here are a couple of Stamp sets which were showcased yesterday on TV. Julie Owens kindly helped me out with this extra demo if I needed it. It's a really neat way of making use of scrap inky paper. Let's take a look...
Here you can see what looks like a blurry, inky mess! Which is what it is! But let's take a closer look, firstly how we got this,
And secondly what to do with it.
So the background paper was built up little by little,
mopping up ink from the blending mat.
You can use Distress Pads, Distress re-inkers, Adirondacks, in fact anything water-based or dye- based is ideal.
So what we do is dust the scrap paper with talc, so that the powders doesn’t cling to the wrong places, then stamp the leaves from the Filigraphy Foliage set in Versamark (do remember to wipe the Blue indexing off with a baby wipe or nail varnish remover first.)
Sprinkle wet Versamark ink with white embossing powder,
dust off excess and heat with a heat gun from above,
because these stamps are quite detailed.
Stamp them in different colour areas,
so that the petals are different shades, too.
Cut them all out, leaving a little edge.
Measure out a square piece of card which will compliment your art-piece, measure a second piece an inch smaller all round.
Using a Distress Tool and a blending mat and the same colours,
Dried Marigold Pad and Worn Lipstick Pad
work round the edges of the smaller piece.
Use the matching filigraphy flower stencil to draw a stem,
or draw one freehand.
Layer up the petals/leaves to form a flower,
and attach them to the stem.
Add a Just to Say from the Line Sentiment Set No. 2
around the edges in Black Archival.
Set the centrepiece with Foam Pads, to raise it a little.
Have a great Monday!
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