Hello stampers! STAMPtember is almost over at Simon Says Stamp, I hope you have enjoyed it. For our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge we are adding stamping as a finishing touch to projects.
My project for this week:
I made a little mini canvas (4 x 4 in) using stamps, ink, paint and a stencil. Stamping works for any project, big or small and just a little bit of stamping, such as the cracks here can add a great finishing touch to a project.
I started by coating the canvas with gesso and when dry painted it with Antique Linen. I added some stencilling using Frayed Burlap and just a little bit of Broken China. For this project, I wanted to try doing all the stamping on a single piece of tissue paper, rather than to stamp the images on separate pieces and piece them together on the background. You have to use a permanent ink for this technique, I used Jet Black Archival Ink.
Paint a thin layer of glossy multi medium on the canvas and carefully place the tissue on top. Don't worry if it wrinkles a little. Paint another layer of multi medium on top of the tissue paper.
I painted the stamped images lightly with Distress Paint and also added some splatters with the Specks stencil. The edges were embossed with Ranger's Platinum Embossing Powder, using the Emboss-It Dabber to apply embossing ink first.
For her hair, I used Sprocket Gears and Mini Gears, all were altered with Distress Paint. Her face was also lightly painted with Distress Paint, especially Tattered Rose.
A is for 'Art' and also the first letter of my name. I smeared Ranger's Embossing Paste through a stencil and painted it when dry.
I like the way the layers look with the paint, stencilling stamped tissue paper and then more paint.
I also painted and added some embossing powder to the edges, for a finished look.
I hope you will join us this week, as every week, one random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for stopping by!
Surfaces: canvas 4 x 4 in
Paint: Distress Paint: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Broken China, Picket Fence, Tattered Rose, Black Soot
Embossing powder: Ranger Platinum