Fresh Buds Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, December 07, 2017

Hi there! It's Jane Clark here today with two cards using the new Fresh Buds Line Art Stamp


This first card uses a faux cloisonne technique. 

Stamp the Fresh Buds Line Art Stamp on four sheets of patterned paper using black ink. I used two sheets which had small floral prints in yellow tones and the other two sheets had green prints on them. I trimmed one green sheet for the card front, then I cut out all the images from the other three sheets and glued them over the corresponding images on the card front panel using a glue stick, set aside to dry. Coat the images with three-dimensional medium and put aside to dry,  add another layer on top and set aside again to dry. Once the piece is fully dry apply a light grey marker around the edges of the stamped images to make them stand out more. The buds stamens were coloured with a pink marker.
 
 
Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Fresh Buds Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Ink pad: Staz On jet black
Adhesives: Bostik blue glue stick (dries clear), three dimensional medium 
Paper pad 6 1/2 x 6 1/2in Kaisercraft Golden Grove
Card: white, black
Marker: Tombow light grey
 
This next card uses a resist effect: 
 
 
Stamp Fresh Buds all over a panel of white card using a watermark ink pad, rotate the image so it goes off the edges of the panel and faces in different directions as shown. Apply a very watery application of purple watercolour paint over the top, do this quickly and only once, it will resist the inked impressions and stand out as pictured. If you do apply too much paint it will still be okay but won't have white images, they will be a darker version of the paint you used. Let the piece dry completely. Apply watercolour paints directly to the sentiment and stamp it on a small panel of white card, this suits the Brushed Sentiments font particularly well. Dry it using a heat gun, stamp a small 'Happy' above it using violet ink. Stamp the Fresh Buds on more white card using violet ink, fussy-cut one of the small buds, add it to the left-hand side of the sentiment using mounting/foam tape. Stick a white die-cut bow and a glittered silver enamel dot on top as shown. Secure the sentiment panel to the card front along with a strip of silver glitter card at the top and bottom to add more sparkle!
 
 
Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Fresh Buds Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Wilted Violet
Ranger Watermark Resist Ink Pad
Watercolour Paints: Koh-I-Noor  watercolour disks standard 24 
Die-cuts: Avery Elle Finished Frames set
Card: smooth white or Copic blender card seems to work best, white for card base, silver glitter
Tools: selection of paintbrushes, heat gun
Enamel dot: You and Your Stamps silver dots
 
Hope you've enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by today! 
 
Jane
 

Creative Jumpstart 2018

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hi there! Rachel Greig here and I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2018, run by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2018!



Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.

Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called "JumpStarters." See for yourself:


You will receive 31 videos - over 6 hours of unique content - for just $40 USD if you sign up before November 29th (11:59 pm EST) 2016. Afterwards it will be $45 USD until December 31st, 2017 before it goes to its normal sale price of $50 USD.

Head on over to Nathalie's site to sign up and for more details! Hope you'll join us in starting 2018 off in a creative way!

Distress Oxide Quote Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing two tags created with Distress Oxide inks and Quote Stamps. These are quick and fun to make and once you start playing with the inks, it's very hard to stop! 

Here's a look at the first tag:


The background was created by swiping a few different colours of Distress Oxide ink onto a non-stick craft sheet, misting the ink with water and swiping the tag through the ink. The inks I used were: Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. Dry the tag with a heat tool and repeat to add several layers of ink of desired. Mist some water into your hands and flick onto the tag and allow to sit for a moment before patting dry with a paper towel. The water will react with the ink and lighten the ink in the areas where it has connected with the water. 

Once your background is complete, stamp the Artist Quote stamp over the top with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp various Paint Splats stamps around the edges using matching Distress Oxide inks. 

Colour some satin seam binding with the same Oxide ink colours and allow to dry. Tie through the tag hole to complete! 

Here's another tag created in the same way, but using different Distress Oxide ink colours: 


This time I have used Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks for the background, and stamped the Wonderful Quote Stamp on top. I've stitched some crumpled sheet music to the bottom to add some extra texture. 

With over 24 different Distress Oxide ink colours available, you can create so many different colour combinations for your backgrounds! I've also found the Distress Mixed Media Tags are a fabulous surface to work on with the Distress Oxides! The best part is to just experiment and have fun! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Artist Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Wonderful Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Broken China and Vintage Photo
Distress Heavyweight Tags
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 50ml
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Satin Seam Binding Ribbon
Old sheet music

Thanks for stopping by today! For more great ideas, check out our YouTube channel here

New Release Rubber Stamp Sets, Line Art Stamps, Frame Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

We'd like to introduce 12 NEW Stamps & 4 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist! 



We have created 4 new Frame Stamps with matching stencils! These Frame Stamps can be used with the stencils to create beautiful sponged or coloured boxes for stamping into! Combine them with our rubber stamp sets and the options are endless!




We will be sharing more projects on the blog using these fabulous new stamps so please add our RSS feed to your blog reader so you don't miss a thing! 

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Painted and stamped Christmas Tags

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 06, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a Christmas video tutorial showing how you can create painted and stamped Christmas tags using the We Wish You Quote Stamp and Dylusions Paints!

Here's a look at the tags created in the video: 





Click here to watch the video tutorial: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door We Wish You Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp
Dylusions Paints: Postbox Red, Fresh Lime and White Linen
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Leaf Green 
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 125ml
Non-stick Craft Sheet
Size 8 Tags
Craft Squeegee

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Distress Oxide Resist Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 04, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a Christmas card video tutorial showing a Distress Oxide resist technique using the Dear Santa Quote Stamp

Here's a look at the cards created in the video: 





Click here to watch the video tutorial: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Quote Stamp

Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 2 Stamp Set

Distress Oxide Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 125ml
Non-stick Craft Sheet
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamping Platform 
Paper Distresser 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Blue Hues ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Hi stampers! Today we'd like to share another ATC Swap Gallery, this time it is the Blues Hues swap. Artists used any Darkroom Door rubber stamp to create an Artist trading card in shades of blue.  

Here are the different ATC's that were created for this swap:










Thanks to all the artists who took part in the swap! 

Travel ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hi stampers! It has been a while since we have held an ATC swap, but there are still a few ATC swap galleries that we haven't yet shared here on the blog. Today we'd like to share the ATC's we received for the Travel ATC swap! Artists used any Darkroom Door rubber stamp to create a travel themed ATC. 

Here are the different ATC's that were created for this swap:
















Thanks again to all the artists who took part!

Wildflowers Stencil Ideas and Video

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 16, 2017

Hi there! Rachel Greig here again today with a video showing some ideas and techniques using the new Wildflowers Stencils! It is such a versatile stencil that can be used with ink sprays, paints, texture pastes and more! 

Take a look at the video:


Here are some of the projects from our contributing artists that we share in the video:











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Crackle Stencil Ideas and Video

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hi there! Rachel Greig here again today with a video showing some ideas and techniques using the new Crackle Stencils! These stencils are fantastic to use with texture paste to create an easy crackle paint effect, or with ink sprays, ink pads and more for other amazing effects! 

Take a look at the video:


Here are some of the projects from our contributing artists that we share in the video:  










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