I'm going to show you how to do a card that I saw Barbara Grey of +claritystamps do on Create and Craft and which I
did with my stamping group on Saturday 26th January and I promised that I would put up the instructions So here they are.
You will need:
Stamps x 3
Archival Permanant ink pad Sepia
Clarity Handle / Acrylic Block
Clarity Silk Card/ Encaustic Art Card
Versamark ink pad
Big and Juicy ink pad in Foliage.
Here is a picture of the finished card as you can see it looks as though there are three layers to the card. Here's how it's done.
1) Here I have gathered a selection of stamps, archival sepia permanent ink pad and a clarity handle in which to mount the stamp, and stamp cleaner.
All the stamps used are by Clarity stamps
5) The white area can now be stamped randomly using the versamark. Use the same stamps as effectively this will be your back ground. So do all the white areas of the card.
Notice the way the brayer starts up in the top right hand corner, as I roll I will gradually roll towards the middle of the card.
Job Done. Thank you Barbara for your inspiration.
The Next LevelYou will need in addition to the above
Detail Clear embossing powder.
As you can see from the instructions above I've numbered them only so far. You can take this concept a stage further with the addition of clear embossing powder.
With a applicator and splodge mat i then used a selection of distress ink pads to colour the background.I used Antique linen, Vintage Photo, and finished with Walnut stain. I would not recommend using a brayer as you do not want to get permanent ink onto your brayer. I started by going all over with the antique linen and gradually moving out to the edges with the other two colours.
So here is the finishes art work after the distressing. notice now how the wording has disappeared behind the embossing adding dimension to your work.