Dots Wrapped Journal Cover

Stewart Yule - Monday, May 20, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share a wrapped journal I made featuring the Large Dots Stencil. I’ve applied modeling paste through the stencil to decorate the cover of my journal. I love how the 3D dots turned out after adding a few layers of paint and glaze.



Instructions
1. Die cut a journal cover out of 300 gsm watercolour paper using the Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal die. After running the die + paper through your die cutting machine you end up with a ready-made cover, fold marks and binding holes included.
2. Add a coat of gesso to both sides of the cover. 
3. Put the Large Stencil – Dots on top of the cover and apply modeling paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Avoid the parts where the fold marks are. Let dry. 


4. Paint the cover with shades of pink and orange paint using a flat brush.
5. Mix Golden Fluid Acrylics Paynes Gray with Golden Glazing Liquid (equal parts) and add a layer of that glaze on top of the paint. Wait a few minutes and wipe away most of the glaze with baby wipes. Repeat this step using white paint. The glazing makes the dots stand out more because the blue and white paint gets into the nooks and crannies of the modeling paste.
6. Stamp on the areas where the fold marks are with parts of the Inky Script Background Stamp and StazOn Ink Cherry Pink. Repeat randomly on the dots.
7. Paint the reverse side of the cover with a few layers of pink paint. 


8. Stamp the tulip twice on watercolour paper and cut out. Color with Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry using a water brush and adhere to the front cover.


9. For the inserts cut 20 pages out of mixed media paper, size 19.5 x 11 cm. Fold each page in half and nested 5 pages into each other to make 4 signatures.


10. The binding can be done in different ways. I used pink elastic cord that I’ve woven through the holes. I ended up with 4 strips of elastic cord at the inside to hold the inserts in place.


11. This is how the binding looks like along the spine.


12. Wrap pink elastic cord around the book to close it. Attach a pompon to the cord with a jump ring.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry
Archival Ink: Jet Black
StazOn Ink: Cherry Pink
Golden: Modeling Paste
Golden: Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Gray, Titanium White
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Blushing, Fuchsia
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Pixie Dust
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose
Dylusions Paint: Tangerine Dream
Sizzix: Eileen Hull Wrapped Journal Die

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Carved Flowers Large Stencil Journal Pages

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 17, 2019

Hello everyone, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing some projects using the new Carved Flowers Large Stencil. The Carved Flowers stamp set is one of my favourites, so it is wonderful to see the shapes reproduced as a stencil. I think this one will get a lot of use in my art journals so let’s have a look at a couple of my ideas for using it:



I enjoy the play of contrast with stark black images on busy, colourful art journal backgrounds. The large Carved Flowers stencil makes a page come together so easily and for this project I have started with a blue toned pre-done page in a Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book.

Instructions:
1. Add some colour to the background using a Gel Press and the large Crackle stencil with acrylic paints in red, orange & yellow.
2. Cover the background with a watery wash of pale blue paint to give a translucent layer of colour. 
3. Stencil the spread with two stems from the large Carved Flowers stencil and black paint.
4. Add three patches of black to the edges of the spread, while the paint is still wet carve some patterns into the paint using a wooden skewer. Allow to dry well.
5. Sketch over the stencilled flowers using a white gel pen. Make the lines scratchy and imperfect.
6.  To finish the page, add a word from the Wilderness Word Block Stamp which has been stamped onto white card using black Archival ink.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Crackle Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Wilderness Word Block Stamp
Archival ink: Jet Black
Gel Plate
Brayer
Acrylic paint in red, yellow, orange, blue & black
White gel pen


The large Carved Flowers stencil also looks fantastic stencilled in flower colours. This time I’ve created a background on a canvas page in the Dina Wakley’s Media journal by stencilling the Journey stencil with texture paste and giving it some colour with the new & totally delicious Distress Oxide spray inks.

Instructions:
1. Stencil parts of the page with texture paste using Journey stencil. Smudge some of the page with extra texture page for a grungy effect. Allow to dry well.
2. Spray page with a little water and then Distress Oxide spray inks. The water will allow the inks to move on the page. An extra spritz to parts of the page will bring out the ‘oxide’ effect. Allow to dry well.
3. Carefully stencil a single flower over one side of the page using large Carved Flower stencil and acrylic paint. The flower will be stencilled right over the top of the textured surface.
4. Enhance one of the words from the background to act as a page feature by sketching around it with a black Stabilo pencil.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Journey Medium Stencil
Distress Oxide spray inks: Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon & Faded Jeans
Acrylic paint in pink, yellow & green
Black Stabilo pencil
Texture paste


There is something about the quote I have used on this page that just makes me smile! It pairs beautifully with the happy looking flower. Once again, I have used the Dina Wakley Media journal, this time onto watercolour paper.

Instructions:
1. Stencil random pattern over the page using the Gel Plate and the Circles stencil with warm colours of acrylic paint (yellow, orange, red, pink).
2. Stencil further layers of pattern using Polka Dots and Mesh stencils, either by traditional sponging or the Gel Plate. Use similar colours of acrylic paint. The aim is to make the background messy but with layers of pattern distinct.
3. Choose an area of the page for the Carved Flowers stencil and trace the large open flower using a fine black permanent pen. The image will look best if slightly overhanging the edge of the page.
4. Paint out the background around the stencilled shape using black paint.
5. Stencil a few random diamond shapes in the top, left hand corner of the page using large Diamonds stencil and gesso. Allow to dry.
6. Add some sketchy lines around the shapes using a white gel pen.
7. Add extra diamonds to the bottom, right hand corner using the Diamonds stencil and white gel pen. Add a few doodled lines to embellish.
8. Stamp Happy quote onto white card using black Archival ink and fussy cut closely around wording.
9. Add words to page, slightly overlapping flower stem. Give the page a little personality by tilting the words slightly.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Circles Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Mesh Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Happy Quote Stamp
Archival ink: Jet Black
Black, permanent pen
Gel Plate
Brayer
Acrylic paint in red, pink, yellow, orange & black
White gesso 
White gel pen

I hope you enjoy some creative play recreating these projects, until next time!

Robyn

Gel Printing with Large Dots Stencil

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here with you today to share a book and a card I made with the new Large Dots Stencil. I’m very happy with my collection of large Darkroom Door stencils. Because of their size the stencils are perfect to use on larger projects such as gel prints, art journal pages and book covers but as you can see below the prints look nice on cards as well.



My first project is a 20 x 20 cm spiral bound book I made. I decorated the covers with gel prints. Here is a mini tutorial on how to create those gel prints.


1. Start by applying stripes of fuchsia, pink and green paint to a large gel printing plate with a brayer. Put the Large Circles Stencil on top and pull a few prints for future use. What remains on the plate after removing the stencil is what we need. 


2. When this first layer is touch dry, add stripes of blue, lime and pink paint to the gel printing plate with a brayer.  Clean the brayer in between by rolling it over white paper. That paper will be used to decorate the reverse of the covers.


3. Put the Large Dots Stencil on top of the paint on the gel print and cover with a sheet of paper. Roll over the paper with a brayer to make stencil marks into the paint.


4. Remove the stencil and pull a print and a ghost print. The first print will be used on the book. Repeat all steps to make a second/similar print.


5. For the front and back cover cut two 20 x 20 cm pieces out of cardboard. Adhere the gel prints to the front of the covers and the paper with leftover paint to the reverse using double-sided tape, trim to size. Cover the grey edges of the cardboard with white paint.

6. For the inside pages cut 25 sheets of mixed media paper, size 20 x20 cm.


7. Decorate the front cover by stamping randomly with the Inky Script Background Stamp and the Grid Texture Stamp using Distress Oxide Ink Twisted Citron and Broken China. 

Put the Large Carved Flowers Stencil on top of the front cover and sponge through it with white paint. Repeat with green, lime, pink and fuchsia paint. Because I worked on a busy background and wanted the colors to be vivid I did the stencilling with white paint first. This white layer makes a perfect undercoat for the colors. 


8. Make holes into the covers and inside pages using the Zutter Bind-it-All.

9. Bind the book by adding white wire. 

10. Decorate with a piece of white cord and 2 pompons.

Here’s a card also using the Large Dots Stencil: 


Instructions: 
1. Apply lime and fuchsia paint randomly to a sheet of paper using a brayer.  Cut a 10.5 x 20 cm card panel out of that paper to use as a background for the card.

2. Sponge a big leaf on top using the Large Carved Leaves Stencil and lime paint.

3. Stamp text randomly using StazOn Ink Cherry Pink.

4. Sponge dots randomly using the Large Dots Stencil and white paint.

5. Put the Large Dots Stencil on top of white paper. Sponge paint through it to create pink dots. Overstamp with a lady from the 1920s Chic Stamp Set. Stamp the lady on white paper as well. Apply the paper piecing technique to add a dotted dress and bag to the black and white print. Adhere to the card.


6. Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps Set using Archival Ink Jet Black. Highlight the wish by adding black thread and a button. 

7. Adhere the panel to a tall double card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Dots
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Circles
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Large Stencil Carved Leaves
Darkroom Door 1920s Chic Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Broken China
Archival Ink: Jet Black
StazOn Ink: Cherry Pink
Distress Paint: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Blah Mange
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose, Yellowish Green
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Fuchsia
Cardboard
Mixed Media paper
1 1/4” O-Wire for Bind-it-All

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Chicken Wire Gift Card Set

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 13, 2019

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of gift cards featuring the fabulous new Chicken Wire Texture Stamp.



The Texture Stamps are great to use as a background feature for smaller gift cards! Although I’m using the Chicken Wire Texture Stamp for all of these cards, you could use any of the Texture Stamps in the same way! 


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 17cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 8cm. Place into a stamp positioning tool and secure with the magnets provided.

3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto the card front in the stamping platform.

4. Use the same black ink to stamp the outline heart from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut the heart and place on top of the card front in the stamp positioning tool. Apply the jet black ink to the chicken wire stamp again and gently stamp onto the heart. Remove the card front and the heart from the tool. Add the heart to the card front using 3D foam making sure the chicken wire image lines up. Stick down on the card base.

5. Stamp some leaves from the Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set and a flower from the Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra cardstock. Use watercolour paints or inks to add some colour. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Add to the card front. Stamp the sentiment, fussy cut and add that to the card front also using 3D foam.

I used exactly the same technique for each of the cards in this set. Take a look at these examples:




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Peeled Paint Texture Stamp Cards

Stewart Yule - Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of cards featuring the fabulous new Peeled Paint Texture Stamp. I used heat embossing to add extra gorgeous texture to these cards.




Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 12.5cm x 19cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 12cm x 9cm. Apply the Gazette Background Stamp to this piece using Rose Madder Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.

3. Create some gel press backgrounds using acrylic paints or grab some from your stash (You could also use some patterned paper or cardstock) Cut a piece measuring 8cm x 11cm. Apply the Peeled Paint Texture Stamp to this piece using embossing ink. Heat set using fine white detail embossing powder. Stick this piece down on the card front.

4. On some extra matching gel press backgrounds, stamp a flower from the Fine Flowers Stamp Set, a butterfly from the Butterflies Stamp Set as well as some stars and the sentiment. Fussy cut each stamped image. Add to the card front using some 3D foam under the flower and the sentiment.


I used exactly the same technique for each of the cards in this set. Take a look at these examples:



Here’s a slightly different card, still using an embossing technique, but different colours and theme. 


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 11.5cm x 19cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 11cm x 9cm. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.

3. Take some gel press backgrounds from your stash or create new ones. (You could also use some patterned paper or cardstock) Apply the Peeled Paint Texture Stamp twice to this piece using embossing ink. Tear around the stamped images and layer them on the card front. Roll the edges of these pieces slightly to add more dimension.

4. On some extra matching gel press background, stamp two butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set using the Watering Can ink. Fussy cut the butterflies and add to the card front along with a twine circle. Stamp the sentiment on smooth white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Peeled Paint Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Season’s Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder, Watering Can
Embossing Powder Super Fine White Detail
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 09, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share with you a few cards I made with the new Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp. To create my samples I didn’t go for the traditional colours of fallen leaves. In my opinion the print looks fabulous when stamped in black on white paper. This black and white design matches my colourful style perfectly. But I also used colourful paint to ink up the stamp and I love that outcome too.



Instructions
1. To create the background, paint stripes on a card panel with lime, turquoise, yellow and pink paint using a flat brush.
2. Stamp randomly with the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp using pink, lime and turquoise paint.
3. Stamp leaves from the Fine Leaves Stamp Set randomly using Archival Ink Jet Black
4. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp twice on white paper with Archival Ink Jet Black. Punch 2 circles out of those prints and 2 circles out of white paper as well. Cut 2 stems out of white paper. Assemble the flowers as shown and glue onto the background. Adhere the top flower with 3D tape.
5. Finish the card off by stamping 2 sentiments from the Friendship Sentiment Stamps along the stems.

My second sample is a clean and simple one.


Instructions
1. Colour a card panel using pink, yellow, turquoise, blue, fuchsia and magenta paint. Cut in half and distress the edges with a paper distresser.


2. Stamp parts of the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp and Dandelions Eclectic Stamp on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.  Attach the panel to a top fold card.
3. Stamp a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps on a strip of white paper and glue in place. Finish the card off by adding marks with a white Sharpie.


Instructions 
1. Add dots to a card panel by applying lime, pink and orange paint through the Small Stencil – Polka Dots.
2. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp twice on a scrap of paper with pink paint. Overstamp both prints with the cup and saucer from the Coffee Time set and Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut the cup out of one print and the saucer out of the other and assemble as shown. Use 3 D tape to adhere the cup.
3. Stamp the text with stamps from the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set using Archival Ink Jet Black.


Instructions
1. Stamp a pink background with the Plaid Background Stamp using Lawn Fawn Ink Ballet Slippers.
2. Ink up the flower with Distress Crayons Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick. Spray water on top and make a print on watercolour paper using your MISTI or a similar stamping platform. To add more detail overstamp the centre of the flower with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn. Enlarge the stem by hand with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and a water brush.


3. Make 2 prints on white paper with the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. Tear 2 strips out of those prints. Set a pink eyelet in one of the strips. Adhere the strips to the bottom of the card. Attach orange cord to the eyelet and wrap around the card as shown. 
4. Finish the card off by stamping a sentiment from the Friendship Sentiment Stamps using Archival Ink Jet Black.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dandelions Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Lawn Fawn Ink: Ballet Slippers
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar, Lime, Lemon, Turquoise, Blushing
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Candy Floss
Golden Fluid Acrylics:  Manganese Blue Hue, Fluorescent Magenta
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn
Distress Crayons: Ripe Persimmon, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick

I hope I could give you a few ideas on how to use this versatile Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Double Stencil Technique Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here! Today I’d like to share two cards using a double stencil technique, where you use the same stencil in two ways on the same piece of card stock! It’s a fun technique and can be used in lots of different colour combinations to create a variety of backgrounds! 

 

I’ve used the small Dots and Diamonds stencils on these cards to show how the same technique can be used with different stencils. 


Instructions: 
1. Tap the small Dots Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink pad in random areas to cover most of the stencil. Spritz the stencil with water and press the stencil onto mixed media cardstock to make a print. Lift off the stencil and allow the card stock to dry. Clean the stencil.
2. Place the stencil over the background and line up the holes of the stencil with the open dots on the background where there was no ink. Sponge Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink through the stencil using an ink blending tool and foam. Lift off the stencil and you will see the Abandoned Coral dots inside the yellow/blue/green inked area! It doesn’t matter if the dots don’t line up perfectly, a bit of white background space adds more depth to the overall background. 
3. Use a paper distressed to distress the edges of the background and adhere to a folded Kraft card base with foam adhesive. 
4. Stamp two leaves from the Fine Leaves Stamp Set onto mixed media cardstock and watercolour with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink. Trim around each leaf and adhere two to the card as shown. 
5. Stamp the Anniversary Sentiments Stamp onto metallic shimmer paper and trim to fit the length of the card. Adhere to the card using foam adhesive. 


For this next card I used the Diamonds stencil and the Friendship Sentiments Stamp to create a similar looking card with the same techniques: 



Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Dots Stencil 
Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil 
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiments Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber 
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black 
125ml Spritzer Bottle 
Mixed Media Card stock 
A5 Kraft Card stock 
Paper Distresser 

This technique would work with lots of different stencils! I hope you’ll give it a try! 

Thanks for stopping by today 

Rachel

Using Stickles With Stencils

Darkroom Door - Sunday, May 05, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here! Today I’d like to share two cards showing you how to use Stickles through stencils. Stickles is a glitter glue that dries dimensionally and with a lot of glittery shine! It’s a fun way to add glitter to your cards!



I’ve used a simple and classic design for these cards as I wanted the Stickles to really stand out and be the feature for these cards. The minimal black and white stamping of the flowers adds a nice touch without taking away from the gold stencilling. 


Instructions: 
1. Trim white card stock to 13.5cm x 9cm. Lay onto craft sheet and place the Small Diamonds Stencil over the top. Use a bit of washi tape at the top and bottom of the stencil to keep it in place. 
2. Squeeze out some Gold Stickles onto a plastic palette or craft sheet. Using a palette knife, pick up some of the Stickles and gently swipe it over the stencil. Keep doing this until you have filled the areas of the stencil you want to fill. Even though the stencil covers the entire card, I only wanted to have the left hand side filled with Stickles. I left a jagged edge on where it finishes on the right hand side so it finished organically. 
3. Gently lift off the stencil and allow the Stickles to dry completely. 
4. Stamp a sentiment from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set onto the right side of the card stock using Archival Jet Black ink. 
5. Stamp a flower from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set onto white card stock and trim out with scissors. Adhere to the centre of the card as shown. 
6. Mount entire panel onto black card stock and then onto a folded white card base using foam adhesive. 


For this next card, I used the same technique, however instead of using Stickles down the left side of the stencil, I went from the top left corner to the bottom right corner, using the Small Dots Stencil 


I’ve used a different flower from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set along with one of the smaller sentiments that fit inside the open white area. The Tall Flowers Stamp Set has lots of different sentiments and flowers, so you can create lots of different designs using the same style and technique. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Dots Stencil 
Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Gold Stickles 
Archival Jet Black Ink Pad 
Palette Knife 

I hope you’ll give this idea a go! There are lots of different coloured Stickles you can try! 

Have a great day! 

Rachel

Pebbles Water Effect Copic Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 03, 2019

Hi there, Jane Clark here from Miss Jane's Classroom, today I'm sharing a card using Darkroom Door Pebbles Texture Stamp

 

I must say I had heaps of fun creating this card, well, most of my cards I enjoy making, but this one especially because I wanted to create an effect of a pebble bottom river with clear water flowing over it. I must admit it was a little time consuming but rewarding, plus great calming colouring therapy!

Instructions: 


Stamp Darkroom Door Texture Stamp Pebbles all over smooth white card with Memento gray flannel ink, don't be too concerned if the images overlap because we will disguise that.


Start colouring each pebble in a random pattern using Copic markers - E55, W-5, T4 and C4 or any greys or light browns you may have.


Colour over the entire top of the shaded pebbles with Copic marker B95, this will disguise any white areas remaining.


Create depth in the pebbles by adding shadows in between some pebbles using a W-7 Copic marker. Add more shadows by shading a few pebbles, just colour the right-hand side, don't need to be neat. Go over the top again with the B95 marker if you feel the shading is too strong.


Highlight the left-hand side of a few pebbles using a white Prismacolor pencil, once again, don't be too concerned about being neat. Create a flowing stream of clear water over the pebbles by lightly drawing long wavy lines across the image, let them swirl around the pebbles like in a stream.

To finish the card I stamped Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp and a fish from the Under The Sea stamp set on shrinky dinks using StazOn jet black ink. I cut the sentiment into a tag and cut the fish out, leaving a small border and a hole at the top to create a tag as well. I added the shrinky dinks tags to the card with a wavy piece of wire.


Supplies used:
 
Darkroom Door Pebbles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Memento Ink: Grey Flannel 
Copic Markers: E55, W5, T4, C4, B95, W7
White Prismacolour Pencil
StazOn Ink: Black 
Shrink Plastic 

Have a go at creating your own pebble floor, you really can't go wrong, just keep adding layers until you're happy. 

Happy Stamping
Miss Jane

My Home Chicken Wire Layout

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout featuring the fabulous new Chicken Wire Texture Stamp. This stamp is perfect for those smaller projects such as cards and artist trading cards but it also adds the most wonderful texture and interest to layout backgrounds.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of white cardstock to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of patterned paper or cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the white cardstock base.

3. Apply Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to the Chicken Wire Texture Stamp. Stamp several times on the layout to create a frame for your photo and embellishments.

4. Use a quote from the Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set and the jet black ink to add more interest to the background. Stamp several times allowing the ink to fade out a little before re-inking the stamp.


5. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp some images to be used as embellishments. Here I have used leaves from the Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp set, a dandelion from the Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set, a bird from the Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set and the outline heart from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set. Stamp the Chicken Wire Texture Stamp over the heart with the same ink. Next apply colour to the images using watercolour paints or inks. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut each element.

6. Apply Viridian Archival Ink (or other co-ordinating ink) to the Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp onto the extra cardstock. Fussy cut and stick down on the layout. Add your layers of matching patterned paper on top.

7. Add all of the fussy cut images from Step 5 as well as your photo. Stamp your title, fussy cut and add that using 3D foam. Add any other embellishments you choose.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda