Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 04, 2017

Hi, Connie Mercer here with three different cards using the new Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp


Instructions:
1. On white cardstock spray London Blue Dylusions ink on one side and Postbox Red on several different spots on the other side of the cardstock. 
2. Using the Corrugated Iron Texture stamp and the inked & sprayed cardstock, stamp over the sprayed ink using Jet Black Archival ink. Stamp several times depending on the size of the card front. I stamped four times making a rectangle.
3. Cut a section out and that will be the card front.
4. Mat on black cardstock.
5. Still using the cardstock that you inked and sprayed on, stamp three stars using the Stars stamp set.
6. Stamp one large star using Red Geranium Archival Ink, and the other two with Jet black. Trim out the stars.
7. Stamp the words "follow your dreams" from the New York Vol 1 Stamp Set, on scrap cardstock that is left over from the sprayed and inked pieces.
8. Mat the words in black cardstock.
9. Position the stars on the card front and adhere using dimensional adhesive.
10. Adhere the words in the middle of the stars.
11. Wrap twine around the words and tie off.
12. Add pearls to card front.
13. Splat with White Linen Dylusions ink spray. Take the lid off and hit the spray tube to add splats to the card front.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink: Red Geranium, Jet Black.
Dylusions Ink Spray: London Blue, Postbox Red, White Linen.
Divine Twine
Pearls


Instructions:
1. Add a piece of white cardstock to a white card, creating a card front.
2. Using Ranger Distress Stains: Fossilized Amber and Lucky Clover, spray over the card front. Drips and splats are all good.
3. Ink up the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp with Archival Jet Black and stamp the image in the center of the card front. The stamp moved and smeared, but the smear added to the charm, so it stayed.
4. Stamp two birds (lots to choose from) from the Carved Birds Vol.2 stamp set on the card front, using Archival Jet Black.
5. Using a scrap piece of white cardstock mist with the Fossilized Amber Distress Stain.
6. Stamp the word "friendship" from the All Occasions stamp set and trim it out.
7. Adhere under the birds with dimensional adhesive.
8. Wrap twine around the word and tie off.
9. Roll up the bottom corners of the stamped card front.
10. Add a vintage photo corner to top right corner.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol.2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black.
Distress Spray Stain: Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover.
Twine
Vintage corner


Instructions:
1. On a scrap piece of white cardstock spray it with Dylusions Postbox Red Ink Spray. If it drips or puddles, great!
2. Using the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp and Archival Jet Black, stamp in the middle or side of the sprayed cardstock. 
3. Mount that piece on black cardstock.
4. Adhere the black cardstock to a white card, creating a card front.
5. Using the scrap pieces from the sprayed cardstock, stamp heart shapes, using Archival Red Geranium and Rose Madder inks. Stamp 5 or 6 depending on how full and layered you want the card to look.
6. Stamp the word "love" from the Hearts Stamp Set on the left over scrap cardstock and trim the word out.
7. Layer the hearts at the bottom of the card front. Add dimensional adhesive to some of them.
8. Wrap twine around one of the hearts and tie off.
9. Splat the card front with Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray. Remove the lid and tap on the tube to get the splats.
10. Add a vintage white corner to right top and roll the left top corner of the card front.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Archival: Jet Black, Red Geranium, Rose Madder.
Dylusions Ink Spray: Postbox Red, White Linen.
Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer

Postage Stamps Texture Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hi, it’s Anneke here. Today I have two projects to share that I’ve made with the new Postage Stamps Texture Stamp. It’s a great stamp to use on correspondence themed cards/projects.


Instructions
1. Stamp the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp randomly on a grey board panel using white paint.
2. Put a stencil on a sheet of paper, apply light modeling paste through it. Punch 3 circles out of that  paper and color with light blue paint.  
3. Colour a scrap of watercolor paper with Distress Ink Broken China. Overstamp with the Postage Texture Stamp. Tear away the bottom of the print.
4. Colour an image from the Photobooth Friends & Lovers sheet using a Distress Marker. Put a piece of ribbon underneath.
5. Adhere strips of Dina Wakley Media tape to a scrap of paper. Punch a heart out of that paper. Make a tab using Dina Wakley tape. Sew a cross stich on top using red thread.
6. Make a print with the Plaid Texture Stamp using red paint. Punch a heart out of that print.
7. Arrange each item on the grey board and glue in place.
8. Make dots with red paint using a Needle Tip Applicator, add white and black accents with a pen.
9. Stamp text at the bottom with Archival Ink Jet Black.
10. Finish the panel off with a stamped pen, a chitchat sticker and a binder clip.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door: Plaid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door: Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Photobooth Friends & Lovers 
The Crafters Workshop stencil: Mini Art Is
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Sky Blue Light, Red 
Distress Ink Pad: Broken China
Distress Marker: Broken China
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chitchat
Dina Wakley Media Tape


Instructions
1. Colour a 15 x 20 cm card panel with a brayer using black paint. 
2. Stamp leaves and flowers with Versamark Ink. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Heat emboss one of the Carved Flowers with fuchsia embossing powder.  Colour the Scribbled Flower with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry using a water brush. Cut out flowers and leaves.
3. Fold a pocket from a size 9 tag, stamp the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp on the front using Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry.  Add some extra color with the same ink using a water brush. Close the pocket by machine stitching the edges. Attach number and ribbon.
4. Stamp parts of the French Script Background Stamp on 2 scraps of vellum and put these ‘letter’ inside the pocket. 
5. Arrange each item on the panel and glue in place. 
6. Stamp text straight on the panel with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  
7. Finish off with a vintage post stamp.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Golden Fluid Acrylic: Carbon Black
Versamark Ink
WOW embossing powder: Opaque Bright White, Primary Fuchsia Fusion
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Mini Plaquettes

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Numbers Texture Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share my projects featuring the awesome new 'Numbers' Texture Stamp. This stamp is so cool and I have used it on a Valentine's Day card, a boy card and a girly layout just to show how very versatile it is.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14.5cm x 22cm and fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 10.5cm x 14cm. Apply the Harlequin Background Stamp using Red Geranium Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to add Fired Brick Distress Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Apply the Numbers Texture Stamp on the right hand side of this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Use the ink blending tool to apply the Fired Brick ink. Ink the edges with the Black Soot ink. Stick down on the Harlequin stamped piece.
4. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock and using the Red Geranium ink, stamp the large outline heart from the Hearts Stamp Set as well as three tiny outline hearts. Stamp the vintage telephone from the Vintage Office Stamp Set in the Red Geranium ink also. Using Jet Black ink, stamp the "I {heart} you" quote from the Hearts Stamp Set and the "hello" from the Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set. Fussy cut all elements.
5. Assemble all fussy cut elements on the card front and play around with the arrangement until you are happy with it. Stick down all elements and use 3D foam behind the telephone.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Harlequin Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Red Geranium
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Fired Brick


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14.5cm x 22cm and fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14cm. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp using Deep Purple Archival Ink. Ink around the edges with Mermaid Lagoon, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Apply various blue and purple Distress Inks to a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water. Place the cardstock face down in the inks. Remove and dry with a heat gun. Repeat this process until you are happy with the depth of colour achieved or you have used up all of the ink. Use a white Posca Pen or some diluted gesso to flick some white spots over the surface. Ink the edges with Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire inks.
4. Apply the Numbers Texture Stamp to the inked piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stick this piece onto the card front.
5. Stamp the large 'criss cross' star from the Stars Stamp Set on some smooth white cardstock using the Deep Purple ink. Cut out the centre of the star and discard. Cut around the outside of the remaining outline of the star adding in a small border. Glue and staple onto the card front.
6. Using the Deep Purple ink, stamp a star circle and punch out. Use the Jet Black ink to stamp a skater boy and a sentiment. Fussy cut and add all elements to the card with 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Deep Purple, Jet Black
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Faded jeans, Mermaid Lagoon

Next up is a pretty, girly layout I created to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday.


Instructions:
1. Crop a sheet of smooth white cardstock to 29.5cm x 29.5cm. Stick down on a 12" x 12" sheet of pink cardstock or patterned paper.
2. Using embossing ink, apply the Numbers Texture Stamp to the background. Heat set with white embossing powder. Repeat these steps until you have created an interesting background.
3. Spritz the background with water before spraying on a mist in the colour of your choice. Spray on some more water to create lovely pools of colour. Blot the excess with some scrunched up paper towel. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Using embossing ink again, stamp the "Bunting" Border Stamp on another piece of white cardstock. Heat set with white embossing powder. Cut out the bunting. Using a mix of different texture stamps, apply them to each flag of the bunting with embossing ink. (Use scrap paper to mask off flags either side of the one you are working on) Place the bunting on a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water followed by a grey spray mist. Blot away the excess colour from the bunting using scrunched up paper towel. Use a wet wipe to remove any colour residue from the embossed areas. Dry with a heat gun. Stick down on the layout.


**TIP** Spray some water on the leftover mist on the heat
resistant craft sheet. Swipe some tags or art journal pages through the excess
colour. Now you have instant backgrounds ready to go for future projects.


5. Add your photo and patterned paper layers to the layout. Add some strands of pink embroidery thread across the layout. Add a chipboard banner painted with white gesso. Add some stamping to the background using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Mask your photo using a scrap of paper and apply some pink splatters over the layout using the pink mist. Add some white splatters using a white paint pen or diluted gesso.

6. On some smooth white cardstock, stamp some stars, numbers and quotes using the Picked Raspberry ink. Fussy cut each element and add to the layout along with any other embellishments to suit.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bunting Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White Detail
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry
Distress Embossing Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my projects using the Numbers Texture Stamp.

Map Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hi, Connie Mercer here sharing some cards using the new and pretty cool Map Texture Stamp. This stamp is beautiful stamped in Cobalt ink, giving it that blue print look. Keeping that in mind, that was my inspiration for this first card. One is good but lets try stamping it three times, side by side:
 


 
Instructions:
1. Using the Map Texture Stamp and white cardstock, stamp three images with the Cobalt ink.
2. Trim the three stamped images to 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".
3. Mount the three map images on dark blue cardstock. (7 1/4" X 3 1/2")
4. Using the Season's Greetings set, stamp the word PEACE on the lower bottom panel, in Cobalt.
5. Splat with black ink or black acrylic paint, all three panels. Both work great. Let dry.
6. Using the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp and Cobalt ink, stamp on white cardstock.
7. Select three or more triangles and trim them out.
8. Attach a piece of twine over the first and second panel with the Tiny Attacher.
9. Add the triangles to the twine, creating a banner.
10. Attach the dark blue cardstock mat to white cardstock, creating a card front.
 
The finished card is a hope for PEACE around the world.  
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Season's Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Cobalt
Archival Reinker: Jet Black (for the splats)
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Divine Twine

For these next two cards, I have combined the Map Texture Stamp with the World Map Background Stamp. Both stamps were designed from the same original map, so the co-ordinate really well together. 
 
 
Instructions:
1. Using the World Map Background Stamp and Cobalt ink, stamp on white cardstock (6 1/4" X 4 1/4" size).
2. Stamp the Map Texture Stamp on white carstock with Fern Green ink. Trim out to 2 1/4" X 3 1/4" (approximately).
3. Mat with Green cardstock. 
4. Stamp a small heart and color it in with Cobalt ink. Use a paint brush and squeeze a small amount of ink, on the inside lid.  Pick up the ink color with the paint brush and fill in the small heart.
5. Adhere heart to Map Texture Stamp piece.
6. Stamp the sentiment from the Whimsical Words stamp set vertically on the card front, in Cobalt ink. 
7. Adhere the Map Texture Stamp piece to the World Map Background card front.
8. Speckle card with black ink splats or acrylic black paint. Both work fine.
9. Add twine to front of card. Staple both ends of twine to attach. 
 
 
To make a second card, that will coordinate with the Cobalt card, just switch the ink color to Fern Green. 
 
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set 
Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Cobalt, Fern Green
Archival Reinker: Jet Black (for the splats)
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Divine Twine
 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Connie Mercer

Simple Sayings Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello! Autumn Clark with you today to share a second journal spread in my upcycled vintage binder. You can find the details on how I converted this old book in my post here.  I wanted to use a subtle watercolour palette of blues and greens, mixed with vintage paper layers to coordinate with the worn grey cloth cover.

 

 
First I embossed the Polka Dots Texture Stamp with white embossing powder across my gessoed pages. Next, I sprayed inks to add some color, then layered more stamping with the French Script in brown and Fancy Flourish in blue. A few strips of washi added texture.
 
 
I layered vintage papers, a doily, paper lace, and a Found Relative in bundles over my background.  
 
 
I stamped the repeated open circles from the Grunge Marks stamp set in brown over some of my layers for interest.
 
 
Here you can see how beautifully the layers of stamping blend from page to page.  
 
 
I stamped this precious sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol. 2 set onto adhesive canvas and overlaid a sentiment sticker. My journaling overlaps the various layers, all reflections of this simple saying. 

 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door Fancy Flourish Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol. 2 Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pads: Coffee, Cornflower Blue
Spray Inks
Gesso
Tissue Tape
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Vintage Papers
Fine Tipped Permanent Marker

I hope this project encourages you to use your Simple Sayings sets in new ways. They are truly perfect for cardmaking, but are wonderfully versatile for all of your artsy needs.  

Fine Flowers Vol 2 Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hi, it is Godelieve here today. Here are two cards I made with the Fine Flowers Vol 2 stamps that I designed for Darkroom Door. It is exciting each time, sending my drawings to Australia and receiving them back as Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps!

The first card is a Mother’s Day card. It is a mix of Spring, Summer and Autumn flowers, watercoloured with Distress Markers.


I started by making masks out of sticky notes.


Using Archival Ink Potting Soil I started stamping at the bottom, and covered each flower with a mask before I stamped the next one.


To colour the flowers I scribbled with Distress Markers on a stamping block and picked the ink up with a damp brush.


A lot of colours were used


I used a paper distresser on the edges. I stamped words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set using Archival Ink Potting Soil. The saying is cut out and attached to the card with 3D tape

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Inkpad: Potting Soil
Distress Markers
Tonic Paper Distresser
Watercolour Paper

On the second card I used one of my favorite techniques: heat embossing resist.


I stamped and heat embossed the Grid Background stamp onto smooth watercolour paper. I used Distress Stain Twisted Citron to colour the paper. Water droplets cause the light spots.


I chose a flower from the Fine Flowers Vol 2 set, stamped and heat embossed it several times onto smooth watercolour paper, colored them using  Distress Stain Twisted Citron and Festive Berries.


I’ve cut out the flowers. Some of them were made a bit smaller by cutting off petals. To mat this panel I coloured the edges of white cardstock with Festive Berries too to match the flowers.

I assembled the card, and added words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set, also heat embossed and punched out.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Embossing Ink
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
Distress Stain: Festive Berries, Twisted Citron
Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Arty Collage Stamps Art Journal Page and Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing an art journal page and two tags using the Arty Circles, Arty Triangles and Arty Hexagons Collage Stamps! 


This page started by brayering Dina Wakley Media paints over the background to create a grungy textured painted layer to start with. Then stamp the Arty Circles using a light coloured ink pad to co-ordinate with the paint colours. Next add some washi tape, a few strips along the bottom and top in black and white. I used Tim Holtz ideology tape. 


Next stamp the Arty Circles Collage Stamp onto the background using Archival Jet Black ink. This will give a nice contrast to the lighter stamped areas. You can stamp over the washi tape too as the Jet Black ink will dry on the tape. 


Ink up the large butterfly stamp from the Wings stamp set using various colours of Distress Inks and lightly mist with water before stamping onto a white tag. Stamp a sentiment from Wildflowers Vol 1 rubber stamp set onto white card stock using Archival Jet Black ink. Adhere tag and sentiment to the art journal page. Draw around the edge of the tag and sentiment with a Distress Crayon and rub to blend it out a little to complete! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Arty Circles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian
Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers 
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime, Lemon
Size 8 White Tag
Distress Crayons
Small Brayer
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape

To use up left over paint, I brayered the paint onto two tags. For the first tag I stamped the Arty Triangles along the left hand side to create a funky border. Then I stamped a quote from the Art De Fleur Vol 1 rubber stamp set. This is a quick and easy tag to create!  


Here's a similar tag, this time using the Arty Hexagons Collage Stamp and a quote from Art De Fleur Vol 2 rubber stamp set. I love how the Collage Stamps can be nested into each other to create continuous patterns! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Hexagons Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lemon, Lime, Turquoise
Size 8 Tags


Thanks for stopping by today!

Hummingbirds and Classic Cars Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Hello everyone!! Kymona from Kreative Kymona here today, with a couple of cards using two of the new release stamps sets, Hummingbirds and Classic Cars
 
Both of these stamps set are amazing and fun to work with but my favorite is the Hummingbird set. The Hummingbird is the National bird of my homeland Jamaica so it was awesome creating with it.
 
Take a close look:
 


Take a look at the full card:


Here's here how I created this card:
 
1. Cut a piece of old dictionary paper.
2. Apply a light coat of gesso on the dictionary paper. 
3. Add three different inks to the Hummingbird stamp and stamp right on top of the gesso.
4. While the ink is still wet, sprinkle some glitter on top of the image.
5. Heat set for five seconds.
6. Stamp the sentiment using black ink.
7. Distress the edges of the dictionary paper.
8. Adhere the dictionary paper to the black card base using 4 adhesive dots. 
 
I loved this stamp set so much I created another card. Take a look:
 

The technique is pretty much the same as above.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Hummingbirds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn
Gesso
Glitter 
Dictionary paper
 
Now onto the Classic Cars stamp set!  Take a look:
 

This stamp set made me think vintage!!  I knew I wanted the cars to look like they once did.
 
For these cards:
 
1. Stamp the image using black ink.
2. Use watercolor pencils to add color to the stamped image.
3. With a paintbrush and water, spread the color till the car is completely colored. 
4. Once the paint dries, stamp the sentiment in black ink.
5. Use vintage ink and add color to the card stock so that it has an older look.
6. Add tire marks under each tire so that the car looks like its moving. 
 
Check out the inside:
 
 
Nice and easy! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Watercolour Pencils
 
So what do you think? I would love to hear from you! Out of the new stamps which is your favourite? Please let me know what you think.
 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today. 

​Kymona

Grunge Marks Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Hi there, Autumn Clark with you today to share a project from my latest junk journal featuring the new (must have) stamp set, Grunge Marks. This versatile set is perfect for creating backgrounds for any of your crafty projects.


 
I picked up this very old 3-ring binder at a secondhand store. 


The lovely, worn fabric cover will be a great surface to alter. I emptied the address ledger pages and filled the book with chipboard pages cut to size.  

 
On the inside covers, I adhered torn old French book pages with Mod Podge. I adhered tissue tape as well, particularly along the creases to reinforce the spine. I gave a light coat of gesso to tone down the text. I sprayed various inks and moved them around by spraying water onto the edges to create a lightly colored background.  
 
 
I chose the stripe stamp for my main pattern because it reminds me of corrugated cardboard. I stamped it with light brown archival ink. Next, I stamped the small lined pattern with grey ink, overlapping the stripes. I added layers of vintage papers, along with a Found Relatives photo with distressed edges.
 
 
I used a permanent marker to add my journaling and then stamped the repeating circles to fill any gaps.
 
 
I stamped the harlequin in black over the paper seams to blend the layers. I added a fluffy bow for dimension with a rounded safety pin to the binder.
 
 
For my sentiment, I gessoed a piece of chipboard and sprayed it with light brown inks, then embossed the Wander Quote stamp in gold and cut it out. I used the marker to add shadows to the text. I mounted it onto the layout to highlight the focal image. What fun it was to work with these amazing designs! I hope you are inspired and more importantly, will put the Grunge Marks stamp set on order. Its uses are endless and I know you will be pleased.  
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wander Quote Stamp
Archival Ink Pads: Jet Black, Tree Branch, Shadow Grey
Spray Inks
Gesso
Tissue Tape
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Vintage Papers
Fine Tipped Permanent Marker

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Fine Butterflies Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 02, 2017

Hi, it is Godelieve Tijskens here today, sharing two cards with the Fine Butterflies Stamp Set. It is great to see my drawings turned into rubber stamps again! The Fine Butterflies can be used on their own, but some of them match with stamps from the Butterflies set, as shown on the sample below  



On this card, a large butterfly stamp from the set was used.


Instructions: 
1. Apply a thin coat of gesso to bookpaper using a plastic card and let dry
2. Stamp the large butterfly from the Fine Butterflies set twice on this page, using Archival Ink Potting Soil.
3. Colour both butterflies with diluted Distress Paint Rusty Hinge.


4. Paint a blue background around one butterfly using diluted Distress Paint Salty Ocean. Let dry and cut to size.  Ink the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo
5. Cut the other butterfly out and ink the edges with Distress Ink Vintage Photo using an ink blending tool.
6. Stamp and heat emboss the butterfly once more onto vellum. Cut out. You can try to keep the antennae, but it is not really necessary.


7. Staple the butterflies together onto the bookpaper panel
8. Adhere a strip of cardstock, large enough to stamp the words. I have chosen a stamp from the new Simple Sayings Vol 2 set, stamped with Archival Ink Potting Soil.
9. Mat onto brown cardstock and glue onto a cream card.
10. Add Enamel dots as finishing touches.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fine Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Inkpad: Potting Soil
Distress Paint: Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge
Vellum
Distress Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder WOW 
Tiny Attacher
Enamel Accents Caribbean Coast

Here is my next card using the small butterfly stamps from the set. 


1. Ink the Shadow 6 Up frame stamp with Distress Ink Shabby Shutters and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, mist water and stamp onto smooth watercolor paper
2. Ink the Postal 6 Up frame stamp with Distress Ink Peacock Feathers and stamp on top of the shadow squares
3. Stamp a small butterfly inside each square using black Archival ink
4. Stamp words from the Wildflowers Vol 1 set, using black Archival ink.


5. Color the butterflies in with pencils.
6. Use a paper distresser on the edges, glue onto cream cardstock.
7. Glue the panel onto the card, leaving enough room to stamp the words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Fine Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postal 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp 
Distress Inkpads: Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Colored Pencils
Tonic Paper Distresser

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