Creative Jumpstart 2018

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Hi there! Rachel Greig here and I'm excited to announce that I'll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2018, run by Nathalie Kalbach. If you're not familiar with CJS, it's a one-of-a-kind online event to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2018!



Learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters.

Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called "JumpStarters." See for yourself:


You will receive 31 videos - over 6 hours of unique content - for just $40 USD if you sign up before November 29th (11:59 pm EST) 2016. Afterwards it will be $45 USD until December 31st, 2017 before it goes to its normal sale price of $50 USD.

Head on over to Nathalie's site to sign up and for more details! Hope you'll join us in starting 2018 off in a creative way!

Distress Oxide Quote Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing two tags created with Distress Oxide inks and Quote Stamps. These are quick and fun to make and once you start playing with the inks, it's very hard to stop! 

Here's a look at the first tag:


The background was created by swiping a few different colours of Distress Oxide ink onto a non-stick craft sheet, misting the ink with water and swiping the tag through the ink. The inks I used were: Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. Dry the tag with a heat tool and repeat to add several layers of ink of desired. Mist some water into your hands and flick onto the tag and allow to sit for a moment before patting dry with a paper towel. The water will react with the ink and lighten the ink in the areas where it has connected with the water. 

Once your background is complete, stamp the Artist Quote stamp over the top with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp various Paint Splats stamps around the edges using matching Distress Oxide inks. 

Colour some satin seam binding with the same Oxide ink colours and allow to dry. Tie through the tag hole to complete! 

Here's another tag created in the same way, but using different Distress Oxide ink colours: 


This time I have used Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks for the background, and stamped the Wonderful Quote Stamp on top. I've stitched some crumpled sheet music to the bottom to add some extra texture. 

With over 24 different Distress Oxide ink colours available, you can create so many different colour combinations for your backgrounds! I've also found the Distress Mixed Media Tags are a fabulous surface to work on with the Distress Oxides! The best part is to just experiment and have fun! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Artist Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Wonderful Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Broken China, Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Broken China and Vintage Photo
Distress Heavyweight Tags
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 50ml
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Satin Seam Binding Ribbon
Old sheet music

Thanks for stopping by today! For more great ideas, check out our YouTube channel here

New Release Rubber Stamp Sets, Line Art Stamps, Frame Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

We'd like to introduce 12 NEW Stamps & 4 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist! 



We have created 4 new Frame Stamps with matching stencils! These Frame Stamps can be used with the stencils to create beautiful sponged or coloured boxes for stamping into! Combine them with our rubber stamp sets and the options are endless!




We will be sharing more projects on the blog using these fabulous new stamps so please add our RSS feed to your blog reader so you don't miss a thing! 

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Painted and stamped Christmas Tags

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 06, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a Christmas video tutorial showing how you can create painted and stamped Christmas tags using the We Wish You Quote Stamp and Dylusions Paints!

Here's a look at the tags created in the video: 





Click here to watch the video tutorial: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door We Wish You Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp
Dylusions Paints: Postbox Red, Fresh Lime and White Linen
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Leaf Green 
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 125ml
Non-stick Craft Sheet
Size 8 Tags
Craft Squeegee

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Distress Oxide Resist Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 04, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a Christmas card video tutorial showing a Distress Oxide resist technique using the Dear Santa Quote Stamp

Here's a look at the cards created in the video: 





Click here to watch the video tutorial: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Quote Stamp

Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 2 Stamp Set

Distress Oxide Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 125ml
Non-stick Craft Sheet
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamping Platform 
Paper Distresser 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Blue Hues ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Hi stampers! Today we'd like to share another ATC Swap Gallery, this time it is the Blues Hues swap. Artists used any Darkroom Door rubber stamp to create an Artist trading card in shades of blue.  

Here are the different ATC's that were created for this swap:










Thanks to all the artists who took part in the swap! 


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