Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Stampscapes - Something Different!
I played around with different types of ink last night and this is the end result. I kind of like it! The first layer is Adirondack Dye Ink - Aqua. Using the brayer I applied quite a few coats and really worked the colour into the glossy paper. After that the hills were made with ripped paper and using the brayer to apply ink. Super easy!!
The next step is to stamp the images. Everything looked too monotone when I was finished so brought out my Distress Ink Pad - Frayed Burlap and tapped it into the valleys and onto the rocks. My hills just didn't seem to stand out so went over the top edges with Adirondack Stonewashed to deepen the colour a bit and it also gave a bit more definition to the ridges.
Last of all I applied white accents here and there to make the leaves, brush and birds stand out. The whole thing was sprayed with a glossy laquer finish and then mounted.
There you have it! This project is so easy and a fun one to try!
Stampscape - 302A Gulls
277F Leafy branch
Rocks & Brush
Adirondack - Aqua, Stonewashed, Denim
Ranger - Archival - Jet Black
Disstress - Frayed Burlap
MS Punch - Photo corner
JellyRoll Star pens
Thanks for looking!
P.S. The postal strike is over and Myrna will receive her Stampscape stamps soon... Woo Hoo!!!