Monday, 19 September 2011

Darkroom Door Stamp Set

Thanks to Gillian and Lesley for such wonderful and inspirational projects using the Darkroom Door stamps etc. The only problem is how do you follow such fab creations...eeekkk
Well, I cant put this post off any, here goes

The products used are:
Darkroom Door 'Chorus' stamp set
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape (Music)
Distress Ink Pads; Weathered Wood, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy
Distress Reinker - Brushed Corduroy

1.Cut a piece of white card to fit onto a black card blank, leaving a small border.
2.Ive taken one of the labels/poster looking stamps and stamped it in weathered wood all over the white card, then just wiped over with a piece of cut n'dry to soften the stamped image.
3.Then I took the stamp saying 'Those who wish to sing always find a song', again stamped it in weathered wood and then wiped over with the cut n'dry to soften the look and wiped the colour over the card so you cant see any white left. Colour the edges with Tea Dye. Cut some V shapes into the card and colour with Brushed Corduroy.
4. Next, I placed a small strip of the tissue tape onto the card and wiped some charcoal round it to give it some depth.
5.I coloured some scraps of white card with weathered wood, then stamped the woman, the label/poster and the wording 'Music is an outburst of the soul' then cut them all out and edge them in Tea Dye.
6. With the label/poster cut out image, cut some V shapes and colour with Brushed Corduroy.Bend the edges and give it a rough distressed look, add to the card with the woman cut out too.
7. Make up a solution of a bit of water and some Brushed Corduroy Reinker in a mister bottle and spritz over the cut words before adding to them card, as shown. Also spritz over the card.
8. Finally, add the stamped/inked panel onto the black card base.

I shall be adding a couple more cards to the blog over the next week but they are very simple and a tad experimental (they dont look as good as that might sound lol)


Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning project Paula and every bit as wonderful as the creations of the last two weeks.
Thanks so much for the description of how you achieved the soft layered look! Looking forward to your other cards!

craftimamma said...

Oh boy, that's exactly how to follow the last two weeks Paula. This is wonderful and as Astrid said thanks for the details on how you achieved this fab look. I love the trick of rubbing the charcoal round the edges of the tissue tape. The whole piece has so much atmosphere! Looking forward to picking up some more tips from your posts later in the week.

Lesley Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the way you have made this look as though it has been treasured, handled and admired for years - rather than just today's treasure lol! Wonderful step by step too xx

Aquarius said...

Wonderful project and the colours are lovely

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love this Paula, the aged look is perfect for the subject. the colours are beautiful too, Judith xx

Gillian .... said...

Oh I think you have managed just fine lol, love the aged/antique feel to the card, works perfectly with the main image, the torn parts are a great addition to the overall look.

Godelieve said...

Oh, how gorgeous!! A masterpiece!