Hello everyone! This week we have a super fun challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show, use small stamps (or stamp just a tiny portion of a large stamp). I often forget about the very small stamps that come on some sets and thought this was a great opportunity to use both tiny stamps, and lots of small embellishments.
I made a small shadow box filled with tiny stamps and trinkets:
First, I stained the box with a mix of Walnut Ink Crystals and warm water, which gives a really nice brown colour. Check out this project to see examples where I used it on paper and lace trim. I mixed up a medium-dark mixture and simply painted the box with it. Love how it makes the wood texture more visible. After the ink was dry, I stamped the box with tiny texture, word and flower stamps, mainly from Hero Arts, with Jet Black Stazon ink.
In this box, you can find a Typo Bulb, special screw and metallic rose. The bulb was painted with Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Paint was rubbed into the letters of the screw.
I hope you will use some of your tiny stamps this week and show us the result. As always, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for looking!!
Surfaces: Prima wood packaging; mat board; cream cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts: Collage Friend AC022, Remember AC028, My Favorite AC030, My Words CL695, Come Fly With Me 331481, Darkroom Door: New York Vol. 1; Artistic Outpost: Windows & Doors
Dies: Sizzix Sized Circles
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Stazon Jet Black; Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Crystals; Hero Arts Cerulean; Ranger Emboss-It dabber; Versamarker
Embossing powders: Stampendous: Aged Silver Embossing Enamel, Aged Teal Embossing Enamel
Paint: Distress Paint: Broken China, Black Soot, Antique Linen
Embellishments: Prima: Mini Flowers, Mini Numbers, Roses, Washers, Small Typo Bulbs, Jeans Buttons, Special Screws, Screw Heads, Clock Parts, Houses & Buildings; Studio Calico wood veneer shapes: Tiny Hearts, Butterflies; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Pen Nibs; Stampendous: Teal Encrusted Jewel kit