Flower Boy Collage Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, April 07, 2019

Hello wonderful people! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of cards I made using the new Flower Boy Collage Stamp.

The image of the boy in the foreground over the interesting background gave me the idea of making a shaker card:



Instructions
1. Stamp the Flower Boy image twice onto cream cardstock using a waterproof ink.
2. Use Distress Inks and a waterbrush to colour the images.
3. Fussy cut the boy and flowers from one of the coloured images inside the frame. Adhere acetate to the back of this and put foam mounting tape on the back making a complete 'fence' without any holes where the shaker components can leak out.
4. With this image face down, place the shaker components in the space created by the foam mounting tape fence, taking care not to overfill.
5. Remove the release paper from the foam mounting tape and place the other coloured image down, lining up the stamped images as best you can.
6. Tie some twine around the card front and add a stamped tag with a Happy Birthday sentiment.
7. Adhere this card front to a folded cream card.


Supplies
Darkroom Door Flower Boy Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Tags Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
StazOn ink Timber Brown
Distess Inks - lots of colours!
Acetate
Shaker components - eg sequins, small glass pebbles, seed beads, Flower Soft, coarse glitter etc
Twine
Cardstock - cream
A6 folded cream card


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Flower Boy image onto kraft cardstock using black ink. Stamp again onto some old book page.
2. Tear a strip of the old book page (include the boy's face in this) and adhere it to the kraft piece taking care to match up the image.
3. Apply small amounts of PVA glue to the area with the flowers and sprinkle with Flower Soft. Allow to dry.
4. Stamp the Plaid Background stamp onto cream cardstock using brown ink. Trim to 10 x 14.3 cm and adhere to a folded cream card.
5. Cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper to 9 x 13.3 cm and adhere to card front. Adhere the stamped kraft piece over this.
6. Adhere scraps of lace and ric rac to the card front. Stamp the sentiment from the All Occasions stamp set in brown ink onto some cream cardstock. Trim to size and adhere to card front with foam mounting tape.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Flower Boy Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Cardstock - kraft, cream
Patterned paper
Archival ink - Jet Black, Tree Branch
Old book page
Flower Soft Summer Mix
PVA glue
A6 cream folded card 
Lace, ric rac

Thanks for stopping in today - wishing you a crafty day!

Teresa

Carved Flowers Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, April 05, 2019

Hi Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens (stampingmathilda) here today, sharing some ideas with the Small Carved Flowers stencil. The stencil can be used on its own, or combined with the Carved Flowers and Fine Flowers stamps that I designed.  I love that Darkroom Door have released stencils to go with the stamps.



Instructions: 
On this card I used the stencil with Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink. First I coloured the Ranger Yupo cardstock using an ink blending tool and felt.  I put a few drops of Ranger Alcohol ink on the felt:  Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper and Stonewashed and started dabbing until I was happy with the result.


To lift the alcohol ink through the stencil I used a mini ink blending tool with foam, and applied drops of Alcohol Lift-Ink onto the foam. Both sides, front and back of the stencil can be used, but because I was going to stamp over the flower I had to find out which side to use, so the stencil and stamped flower would match.  

I did 2 flowers with the stencil and Alcohol Lift-Ink. To stamp the Fine Flower over the top, I used a stamp positioner (I use a sheet of acetate in my MISTI) and black StazOn inkpad.

The saying from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 stamp set was stamped onto a strip of torn paper using black Archival Ink.  I covered it with a strip of torn vellum and machine stitched the layers together before I adhered the panel to a white top folded card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets:  Fine Flowers Vol 1, Simple Sayings Vol 2
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper, Stonewashed
Ranger Alcohol Ink Yupo Cardstock
Alcohol Ink Applicator Felts
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Foam
Ranger Alcohol Lift Refill

StazOn Inkpad Jet Black
Vellum


On this card I used the stencil on its own with Distress Oxide inkpads. I started by sponging the tallest flower. To be able to sponge with several colors I used sticky notes to mask parts of the stencil. I also made the stem a bit longer, very easy to do when using a stencil.

To do the other flowers I cleaned the stencil and turned it over.  So the flowers are bending to the other side. I sponged several flowers and added some leaves at the bottom of the panel.  I also stamped the top of a bottle with black Archival ink using a stamp positioner (I use my MISTI and acetate).


The new large Dots stencil was used with Picked Raspberry ink around the flowers. I distressed and inked the edges and glued the panel onto a white card. To finish off the card I stamped words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Carved Leaves Vol 1, Simple Sayings Vol 2, Bottles
Ranger Distress Oxide Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Tonic Paper Distresser


On these cards I wanted to add texture, using the stencil with a modeling paste. Lots of layers on these cards! After the modeling paste had dried I applied a coat of gesso and pressed the Swirls Texture stamp into the wet gesso here and there.


Next layer was Dylusions Paint Vibrant Turquoise. As I was going for a grunge look I watercolored with a brown Dina Wakley Scribble Stick.


Next I used a brown Distress Crayon, spreading the color with my fingers. Using the small Polka Dots stencil with Dylusions Paint I added some light spots to the card.


To finish off the cards I added sayings, stamped with the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Carved Flowers, Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Sentiment Stamps: Happy Birthday
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gesso: Talens Amsterdam
Dylusions Paint: Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

Archival Inkpad: Jet Black

There are lots of ways to use this stencil, and there is also a Large Carved Flowers stencil if you’d like to use it on art journals or large projects too. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Godelieve

Watercolour Stencil Backgrounds

Darkroom Door - Thursday, April 04, 2019

Hi there, Jane here from Miss Jane's Classroom. Today I'm sharing a card created with the small Diamonds Stencil. This card is the closest I can get to doing an 'Arty' card I reckon! I used watercolour paints and the result can be quite unpredictable and messy, so it’s a lot of fun!



Instructions: 
To make this card I applied watercolour paints directly to the Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil, they were heavily concentrated because I wanted it to be bright and rich in colour. I placed the stencil on watercolour card face down, I let it sit there for a few minutes so the colours would penetrate the card. I did lift the stencil and a few areas hadn't transferred, so I spray the stencil with water and placed it down on the watercolour card again which worked. Although it doesn’t matter if there’s patchy spots, that just adds to the arty effect! 


I stamped the flower from the Fine Flowers Stamp Set on more watercolour card with StazOn jet black in, gave the image a quick wash of watercolour. I wanted it to be incomplete a little just like the background. The sentiment is from Friendship Sentiment Stamps. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil 
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiments Stamp
Watercolour Paints
StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
Water Mister Bottle 
Watercolour Cardstock

I think I'll go and make more as it was a lot of fun!

Happy stamping
Miss Jane

Doors Filmstrip Layout and Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout and card featuring the fabulous new ‘Doors’ Filmstrip Stamp. This is such a fun stamp to add the perfect detail to layouts, cards, art journals and more. Check out how I have made this stamp the feature of both my layout and card.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the black cardstock base. 

3. Spritz the layout with water and use a soft wet paintbrush to drift some watercolour paint over the surface in colours of your choice. Flick some droplets of colour over the page too. Set aside to dry.

4. Apply the new Chicken Wire Texture Stamp over the background in several places using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stamp a quote from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set as well as some hearts from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink.

5. Stamp the Doors Filmstrip Stamp twice on some extra smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour the filmstrip using the same watercolour paints as the background. Also stamp two leafy twigs from the Fine Leaves Stamp Set using the same ink. Colour the leaves with the watercolours also. Set aside to dry or use a heat gun to speed things up. Fussy cut all elements and add to the layout.

6. Add your photo to the layout. Stamp the title and add that along with any other embellishments you would like.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Doors Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian, Watering Can
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints


Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 21.5cm x 23cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Crop a piece of watercolour paper to 11cm x 21cm. Spritz with water and apply watercolour paint with a soft wet paintbrush. Here I have used a lovely soft grey and then flicked over some aqua and yellow. Set aside to dry completely.

3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Stone Texture Stamp. Stamp repeatedly over the card background as per the example below.


4. Apply the Jet Black ink to the Doors Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp on an extra piece of watercolour paper. Dry the ink with a heat gun and then colour with the same watercolour paints. Set aside to dry completely before cutting out the strip.

5. Tear a strip of printed tissue paper or Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. Stick the filmstrip on this piece. Stick down on the card front.

6. Stamp some stars and the sentiment on a piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Doors Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Stone Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Discover Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap – Terminology
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Filmstrip Stamp Card Set

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a couple of cards I created featuring the fabulous new ‘Filmstrip’ Filmstrip Stamp. I have teamed this stamp with the gorgeous Leaves Border Stamp to create two fun cards.



Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 18.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 18cm. Stick down on the card base.

3. Apply Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to the Leaves Border Stamp. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp on the card front about one third of the way up. Press the Mowed Lawn ink pad onto an acrylic block, pick up the colour with a soft wet paintbrush and flick the colour over the card front. Set aside to dry.


4. Stamp the Filmstrip Stamp onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out the filmstrip including the inside of the second rectangle from the left.. Apply the Mowed Lawn ink to some leaves from the Tropical Leaves Stamp Set. Spritz the stamps with water and stamp onto the extra cardstock. Allow to dry and then fussy cut each image. Add two of the leaves to the right hand side of the card. Add the filmstrip to the card using 3D foam. Add the remaining leaves in the cut out area of the filmstrip. 

5. Use the Mowed Lawn ink to stamp the sentiment and some stars. Fussy cut each element and add to the card.


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 18.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 18cm. Stick down on the card base.

3. Apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the Leaves Border Stamp. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp on the card front about one third of the way up. Apply the same ink to the seaweed and the bubbles from the Under The Sea Stamp Set, spritz and stamp amongst the leaves border. Set aside to dry.

4. Apply Aquamarine Archival Ink to the Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Cut out the strip and add to the card front using 3D foam. 

5. Stamp the seaweed again twice on the extra cardstock using the Peacock Feathers ink. Fussy cut and add to the filmstrip on the right hand side. Stamp some fish and the bubbles from the Under The Sea Stamp Set as well as the sentiment on the extra cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Doors Filmstrip Traveller’s Notebook Pages

Darkroom Door - Monday, April 01, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a couple of pages in my traveller’s notebook featuring the stunning new Doors Filmstrip Stamp. These are pages that I have prepared in advance for when I travel. It is a great idea to prep some pages in your traveller’s notebook before you go and this stamp makes it super easy to create some lovely pages.



Instructions:

1. Apply some watercolour paint to the pages in your traveller’s notebook. Note: I used quite a bit of water with my watercolour paints and the paper was not very good quality so there is quite a lot of warping. I actually like the look of this as it adds to the look of a well travelled and loved notebook. If you don’t like the warping and ‘crunchy’ page then show some restraint with the amount of water used or eliminate the watercolour step.

2. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Doors Filmstrip Stamp and stamp on the left hand side of the notebook. Also apply the same ink to the door stamp from the New York Vol. 2 Stamp Set. Stamp on the right hand side of the notebook.

3. Rule some lines across the two pages for future journaling. Apply the Notes heading from the Everyday Life Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Apply various stamps from the New York Vol. 2 Stamp Set over the two pages using Watering Can Archival Ink. Also stamp the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp using the same ink.

4. Stamp the Doors Filmstrip Stamp onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out the filmstrip. Stick down the white cardstock (for added strength) and cut out again. Punch a hole in the top and add some baker’s twine/string to create a cute3 bookmark for your traveller’s notebook.


Here’s a few more pages created with the same stamps: 


Instructions:

1. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the ‘journaling card’ stamp from the Everyday Life Stamp Set. Stamp once on the left hand page and also on the right hand page. Stamp again onto some scrap paper/printer paper. Cut out and attach as a mask over the stamped images on the traveller’s notebook pages. I made a small loop of washi tape to hold each piece in place.

2. Apply Watering Can Archival Ink to the Doors Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp repeatedly over the pages from left to right to cover the whole background. Slightly offset each stamp for a more interesting background. Remove the ‘masks’ over the journaling areas.

3. Apply titles to each of the journaling boxes using the Everyday Life Stamp Set and the Jet Black ink. Add more stamping to the pages using this stamp set as well as the Discover and New York Vol. 2 Stamp Sets.

4. Stamp the ‘negative’ from the Photography Stamp Set twice as well as the Doors Filmstrip Stamp again on some smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out the negatives including the inside. Cut out the filmstrip and tear the top image away. Staple these pieces to the pages and include some strips of Tim Holtz Filmstrip Tape or washi tape.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Doors Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Discover Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Jane Davenport Watercolours Neutral Palette

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful pages in your traveller’s notebook. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Dots Stencil Birthday Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, March 31, 2019

Hi there, Jane here from Miss Jane's Classroom and today I'm sharing a card I made using the Small Stencil - Dots.  Straight away the thought of creating a soft dotty background that fades towards the centre popped into my head, it's such an easy way to frame some flowers. I think this stencil is going to be well used!!



Instructions: 
1. Lay the stencil onto white card stock and sponge Picked Raspberry & Salty Ocean Distress Inks through the stencil on the edges, fading into the centre. 


2. Stamp a flower from the Fine Flowers Stamp Set on 140gsm vellum using StazOn jet black ink. Cut it out, turn it over and sponge Distress Ink picked raspberry on it, wipe excess ink off with a tissue.


3. Place the Dots stencil over the inked flower and sponge Distress ink salty ocean over it, let dry.
4. Stamp some leaves from the Carved Leaves Vol 2 Stamp set onto light green paper with Staz On Jet Black ink and trim out. Adhere to the dots background. Adhere the vellum flowers on top. 
5. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set onto white card with Jet Black ink. Trim and adhere to the front as shown. 
6. Mount the entire panel onto light blue card stock and then onto a vibrant blue card base to finish. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Dots Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean
StazOn Black Ink Pad
Vellum

I love how it gives a graphic effect to the flowers, maybe a little pop art-ish? Contrasting colours work well. Have fun and give it a go!

Happy stamping
Miss Jane

Filmstrip Stamp Layouts

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share two layouts featuring the fabulous new ‘Filmstrip’ Filmstrip Stamp. This is such a fun stamp to add the perfect detail to layouts, cards, art journals and more. Check out how I have made this stamp the feature of my layouts in two very different ways.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the black cardstock base. 

3. Add some vivid colour to the background by applying Festive Berries Distress Ink to some of the Watery Washes and Grunge Marks stamps, spritz with water and stamp over the layout. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the stamped images on the page. Press the Festive Berries ink pad onto an acrylic block. Pick up the colour with the paintbrush and flick over the layout. Allow the ink to dry completely.

4. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink randomly to the Brushed Stars Background Stamp. Hold the long sides of the stamp between your fingers squeezing slightly so that just the centre area of the stamp comes into contact with the layout. Repeat until you have just enough to peek out from the sides of your photo and embellishments.

5. Stamp the Filmstrip Stamp twice onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out both filmstrips and add to the layout. Also stamp the negative and the ‘mug shot’ from the Photography Stamp Set as well as a whole bunch of different sized stars from the Stars Stamp Set. Fussy cut each element and add to the layout.

6. Add your photo and other embellishments. Stamp the title on the extra cardstock. Fussy cut the title and add to the page using 3D foam.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Festive Berries


Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the black cardstock base. 

3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp repeatedly over the layout from top to bottom making sure to offset each stamp slightly. This forms the background on which each element sits.

4. Add your photos with layers of patterned paper underneath. Stamp the negative from the Photography Stamp Set three times on extra white cardstock. Cut out and cut each one in half. Add the pieces in under the photos to create a frame.

5. Stamp the title, some stars, circles and any other elements you wish on the extra cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut each image and add to the layout.

6. Fill some of the blank spaces in the filmstrips with other stamps appropriate for your photos.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Watercolour Resist Wedding Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hi there! It’s Rachel Greig here today, sharing a wedding card created with the Hearts Border Stamp and Wedding Sentiments Stamp. I wanted to create a soft watercolour resist effect over the hearts and I think it’s a fun technique to use with these stamps! 

 

Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Hearts Border Stamp onto hot press watercolour paper using Distress Embossing ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. 
2. Swipe your preferred colour choice of Make Art ink pads or Distress Ink pads onto an acrylic block and pick up the ink with a water brush to colour over the hearts. The embossed image will resist the ink. Repeat until the entire stamped image is covered in watercolour. 
3. Distress the edges of the watercolour paper with a paper distresser. Wrap white sheer ribbon around the bottom and tie in a bow at the front. Adhere panel to folded white card. 
4. Stamp the Wedding Sentiment Stamp onto hot press watercolour paper using Watering Can Make Art ink pad. Distress the edges of the watercolour paper with a paper distresser and adhere to right side of the card using foam adhesive. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Hearts Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Wedding Sentiments Stamp
Distress Embossing Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry
Make Art Ink: Red Geranium, Watering Can
Paper Distresser

While I had the Border Stamps out, I made a quick card using the Leaves Border Stamp: 



This card took only a couple of minutes. I stamped the quote from the Friendship Flowers Stamp Set in the centre of a 15cm x 15cm (6”x6”) card using Archival Jet Black ink. Then stamped the Leaves Border either side using Archival Olive ink pad. Super quick but looks great! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Friendship Flowers Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Olive 

Then I stamped the Flower Bed Border Stamp in my traveler’s notebook: 

 

I used it to create a border down the right side of a page. I stamped it with Archival Jet Black ink, then coloured with pencils. I used these woodless pencils. They look vibrant, but create soft tones when colouring. It was easy to do and really adds a nice border into your journals. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Flower Bed Border Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Coloured pencils

I hope you‘ve enjoyed these ideas! The Border Stamps are almost 12” in length, so they can be used for scrapbook pages and large journals, along with smaller projects like these ones! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Rachel

Flower Bed Border Stamp Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share an art journal page I created featuring the gorgeous new Flower Bed Border Stamp. Here I have used heat embossing to add a lovely detailed flower bed band across the centre of my page. 



Instructions:

1. Use a gel press and acrylic paints to add a lovely background for your art journal page. Here I have used a combination of sage green, rose and warm white on a page in my kraft journal. Set aside to dry completely.


2. Add some stencilling to the background using the Diamonds Large Stencil and gesso. Allow this to dry completely also.

3. Ensure that the page is completely dry before proceeding with this step. Apply embossing ink to the Flower Bed Border Stamp. Stamp across the centre of the page and then heat set with fine white detail embossing powder. Add some colour to the flowers using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colour. Lift the top of the page and allow the colour to run. Dry and repeat the colours until you are happy with the depth of colour.

4. Scribble the Scribble Sticks onto an acrylic block and use the paintbrush to pick up the colour and flick over the surface of the page. Also flick some white over the page using a paint pen or diluted gesso.

5. Emboss a flower and some leaves onto some extra kraft paper using the same fine white detail embossing powder. Also stamp and heat set the quote and title. Colour the leaves and flower using the Scribble Sticks. Use the paintbrush to blend the colours. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut each element. Stick down on the page. Add some detail to the page using a fine white paint pen.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Flower Bed Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Embossing Powder Super Fine White Detail
Distress Embossing Ink

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Jo Sonja Acrylic Paints
Gel Plate
Derivan Matisse gesso
Sharpie paint pen

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda