Darkroom Door Stencil Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 31, 2017
Hello! Welcome to the Darkroom Door Stencil Blog Hop! It's Rachel Greig here and we are so excited to finally have stencils as a part of our product range. To kick of our new stencil release, we have partnered with several amazing artists to bring you a bunch of inspiration! We also have a big giveaway too, so be sure to read to the bottom for all the details. 


First, let's talk about the designs. Our new stencils are based off our rubber stamp designs. The Mesh, Circles and Crackle stencils are all based off our Background Stamps of the same name. The Wildflowers, Ferns and Blossom stencils are based off stamp designs from the Wildflowers, Leaves and Bold Blossoms stamp sets. 

Our stencils are available in Large 9" x 12" and co-ordinating Small 6" x 4.5" sizes. Perfect for art journals, scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media and more. 


If you're new to stencils, here are a few ways you can use them: 

• Create backgrounds, layers, textures and patterns! 
• Use with inks, paints, texture pastes and other mediums. 
• Trace and outline with markers and pens. 
• Spray through the stencil using an ink spray. 
• Sponge over the stencil with paint or ink. 
• Scrape texture paste and other mediums through the stencil to create raised textured effects. 
• Mix and match stencil designs to create layers in your projects. 
• Suitable for art journals, card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and more! 

For the blog hop, I wanted to share some ways the stencils can be used with gel printing. Each of these stencils can create some great designs with your gelli plate. Here's a couple of backgrounds using the patterned stencils: 




The Wildflowers, Ferns and Blossom stencils help create some bold designs! Here's a look at some prints created with those stencils. I've also used the Mesh, Crackle and Circles stencils to create some of the backgrounds in these too: 







Here is a list of the artists participating in this blog hop. To see some more ideas using these stencils, hop along to their blogs here: 

Teresa Abajo 

Belinda Spencer 

Autumn Clark 

Godelieve Tijskens 

Anneke De Clerck 

Robyn Wood 


Who would like a giveaway?


Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment. Five lucky winners will receive 3 stencils of their choice! Winners will be drawn from comments left across all the blogs, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win! Comments received before midnight Friday 4th August are eligible to be in the draw. Winners will be announced Monday 7th August on the Darkroom Door blog and Facebook page. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed the inspiration! 

New Stencils!

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 28, 2017

We'd like to introduce 12 NEW Darkroom Door Stencils! Available in Large 9" x 12" and co-ordinating Small 6" x 4.5" sizes. Perfect for art journals, scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media and more. 


If you're new to stencils, here are a few ways you can use them: 

• Create backgrounds, layers, textures and patterns! 
• Use with inks, paints, texture pastes and other mediums. 
• Trace and outline with markers and pens. 
• Spray through the stencil using an ink spray. 
• Sponge over the stencil with paint or ink. 
• Scrape texture paste and other mediums through the stencil to create raised textured effects. 
• Mix and match stencil designs to create layers in your projects. 
• Suitable for art journals, card making, scrapbooking, mixed media and more! 


On Monday 31st July we will be celebrating the release of these new stencils with a Blog Hop! We have seven amazing designers sharing their projects and showing you lots of different ways these stencils can be used! 

What's more - we'll be hosting a giveaway! So be sure to stop by again on Monday 31st to be inspired and have a chance to win some of these fun new stencils! 

In the meantime, the stencils are now shipping and available from the Darkroom Door website, or ask for them at your favourite retailer

Using Eclectic Stamps in a Traveler's Notebook

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 03, 2017

Hi, it's Rebecca Sawatsky here and today I am sharing another page from my Midori Traveler's Notebook using the Seven Days, Mini Calendar and Bare Tree Eclectic Stamps! 







Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Seven Days Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Bare Tree Eclectic Stamp
Tombow brushpens and water mixed on a plastic surface for the tree leaves
Aquash pen
Washi tape
Feather paper die cuts from old ledger paper
Vintage postal stamps
Vintage tickets

Thanks for stopping by! 

Mini Calendar Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 02, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a birthday card using the Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp! This stamp can be used for planners, scrapbook pages and journals to highlight dates. However I thought it would be fun to create a birthday card where I circled the actual birthdate of the recipient of this card! 


Instructions: 
1. Ink up the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp using Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. Stamp onto a folded Kraft card. 
2. Tear some old book pages and colour up with Distress Oxide inks. Adhere to card using gel medium. 
3. Stamp two flowers from Fine Flowers Vol 2 stamp set onto watercolour paper and colour with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. Adhere to card. 
4. Stamp the Mini Calendar onto white card stock using Archival Jet Black ink and circle the birthdate with Scribble Sticks. Adhere to card. 
5. Stamp Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday stamp set onto white card stock using Archival Jet Black ink and trim to create a banner. Ink the edges with the same ink. Adhere to card using foam adhesive. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mini Calendar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Kraft cardstock
Watercolour Paper

Thanks for stopping by! 

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