small Dylusions art journal lately (check out this and this post) and for this week I used Darkroom Door stamps to build up a frontier/pioneer scene. The scene itself, the colours and the sentiments were all inspired by the Western theme. Most of the stamping was done with Potting Soil Archival Ink, which is my new favourite brown ink. I planned the scene on a scrap paper first to decide where I wanted to place the buildings and the trees. After stamping, the scene was inked with Distress Ink, with a relatively light touch.
I really like these rustic house stamps. The roof was inked with Watering Can and the house itself with Potting Soil. To add some life to my scene, I die cut birds from Simon Says Stamp Birch Wood Veneer paper and inked them slightly.
I love the tree line stamp in the background. After inking, the scene was splattered with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to give some texture to the grass area. I covered the sky with a scrap paper since I didn't want any splatters there.
The sentiments were stamped with Jet Black ink, to make them stand out from the background. Isn't this a great sentiment?
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Stamps: Darkroom Door: Home Sweet Home, Trees, Wilderness Vol. 1, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Ornates
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Jet Black, Watering Can, Saffron; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain
Die: Impression Obsession: Bird Set