Friday, September 27, 2019

Making a chalkboard background to stamp on?????

Hi There Stampers!

Today I had a chance to play with Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground.  Its a
 super thick paint that I layered onto a piece of white cardstock.  When I first saw 
this technique, someone was using Distress Oxide inks to paint their stamped images
 but I didn't have those so I actually added some of my PearlEx Powders to acrylic
 shimmer paint and this is what I came up with!  I would've liked to have more tones to 
add depth (like you could get with multiple colors of ink/paint) but I felt like it still worked 
out ok this way.

After adding the black DS Ground Paint, I used my Avery Elle Pigment Ink Pad
 in Silver Fox to stamp my selected images.

Here is a pic of the stamp set I used.  It came in my Monthly Card Kit from 
Simon Says Stamp.  Its called Look For The Rainbow.  I adore the great line art 
flowers in this set - perfect for painting and coloring!

I stamped my Hello greeting in the same ink but had to do it multiple times in order for 
the painted paper to absorb the next layer of ink I was trying to lay down.  A stamping 
platform was the only way to go for this part.  I used my handy Tim Holtz platform today.  
Here is a look at the stamp set that I grabbed the Hello from.  Its called Greetings from
 Ranger - its in the LetterIt line of stamps.  They're so nice for bold statements.

A few drops of my Nuvo Crystal Drops in the shade of Ivory Seashell.  A piece of patterned paper from Avery Elle (The Harvest Collection) and my card was complete.

Its always fun to try something new.  I hope this inspires you to grab a technique you've seen or liked on social media and give it a try for yourself - you may find you have a great time trying out something different ;)

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for looking!


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