Hello everyone, I have a few projects to share with you today using the stamps that we brought to you on last month's TV shows on Hochanda. All of the projects share a common technique; stamping on black card with acrylic paint, which suits these doodle style stamps really well. I was shown this technique a long time ago by the very talented Lin Brown, and certainly do not try to pass it off as something I invented myself.
my first project, I painted a piece of sticky backed canvas with some
paint, watered down slightly, blending the colours where they met. I
dried this layer, and stamped a flower from Doodle Butterfly over the top using white acrylic paint, for a subtle effect. Once dry, I stamped some of the words found on Snowdrop Script and Edgy Edges, using Archival Ink. I added some doodle stems using green Archival Ink.
To create the flowers, I added white paint to the stamps, then added the other colours over the top, before
stamping onto black card. I chose a mixture of blue and green paint
over the white. I fussy cut the images, leaving a slight border, and
adhered them to the tag shape, which I matted onto black card as well.
Some coloured ric rac completed the tag.
I started by colouring the background with Distress Oxide Inks, and adding overstamping with a mesh design from Rustic Fragments.
I used a darker version of each colour from the background for a tone
on tone effect. I edged the background with the top of the flower head
using black ink for a decorative border.
I created the flowers and dragonflies in the same way as before, using green, yellow and pink paint on top of white paint.