Arty Triangles Origami Animals

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 24, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a tag and two cards featuring the fabulous new Small Stencil Arty Triangles. My projects today also feature some fun origami creatures created using the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp.




Instructions:

1. Take a size 12 giant manilla tag and use an ink blending tool to apply various Distress Oxides in the colours of your choice. Here I have used a combination of Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.

2. Apply the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink in various places around the tag. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Place the Arty Triangles Small Stencil over the stamped triangles and apply Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink using the ink blending tool. Add more stencilled triangles around the tag using the Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock feathers inks lightly. Flick some water over the tag to create a water stained effect. Dry with a heat gun.

3. Place the Arty Circles Small Stencil on the tag and apply white gesso over a few of the circles to create air bubbles. Wash your stencil straight away so the gesso doesn’t dry. Dry the stencil and then place back over the top of the gessoed circles. Use a fine black journaling pen to draw outlines around the air bubbles.

4. Use the air bubbles stamp from the Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set and the Jet Black ink to stamp more air bubbles. Colour them white using a white paint pen such as a Uni Posca Pen.

5. Stamp a quote from the Seaside Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set repeatedly over the tag using the Jet Black ink.

6. Stamp the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp on some extra smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Apply double-sided tape to the back of the stamped images to make it easier to stick them down later. Fussy cut each individual triangle and then play around with them to create an origami fish shape. Draw in an eye. Stick them down on some extra white cardstock and then cut out. Add to the tag using 3D foam.


7. Stamp a seahorse and a couple of fish from the Under The Sea Rubber Stamp set using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the tag using 3D foam.

8. Stamp the sentiment on extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out, ink the edges with Peacock Feathers ink and add to the tag. Finish by adding some sequins and water droplets using Glossy Accents or Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Here are two cards I have created in the same style:





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Friends Quote Stamp

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using this fabulous stencil. Why not have a go at creating your own origami animals too. I wonder what you will come up with. Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Typewriter & Suitcase Eclectic Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today to share a couple of ideas using the Typewriter & Suitcase Eclectic Stamps! These vintage style stamps were created from my own collection of typewriters and suitcases that I have in my home. In fact this suitcase is one that my Mum used to use in her childhood! It's fun to have them in stamps and be able to use them in my own creations - and you can too! 

Here's a card using the Typewriter stamp: 



Instructions: 

1. Stamp the Alphabet Medley Background Stamp onto light blue cardstock using Aquamarine Archival Ink. Adhere to a folded black card base. 

2. Stamp the Typewriter Eclectic Stamp onto white cardstock and colour using Broken China Distress Ink and a waterbrush. Trim around the image and adhere to the card. 

3. Stamp a sentiment from the All Occasions Stamp set onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trim the edges so it fits in the typewriter section as if it's a piece of paper coming out of the typewriter. Adhere to the typewriter image. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Aquamarine
Distress Ink: Broken China
Waterbrush

Next I wanted to show how you can use the Eclectic Stamps in your own notebook. I have been journaling in a Websters Pages Traveler's Notebook. The pages in this grid book are beautiful for stamping onto. 


I simply stamped the Suitcase Eclectic Stamp onto the bottom of the page using Potting Soil Archival Ink, then adhered a Tim Holtz Paperdoll to the top. I love this guy, looks like he's ready for his school year ahead! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Suitcase Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink: Potting Soil
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperdoll 
Black Pen
Websters Pages Traveler's Notebook 

Thanks for stopping by today! If you'd like to see more ideas using our Eclectic Stamps, check out our Eclectic Stamps Pinterest Board

Rachel

Arty Circles African Art Journal Tutorial

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 10, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. For today’s blogpost I created a spread in one of my Art Journals using the Arty Circles small stencil. The art journal I worked in is not expensive at all. It’s a vintage book that has sturdy pages and a linen cover. I recycled it into an art journal and to my surprise it’s very nice to work in.



Instructions

1. Dry brush a thin coat of gesso on both text pages. Make sure the words still peek through.

2. Apply pink and lime paint randomly using a plastic card. 

3. Add diluted pink and lime paint in some areas with a paintbrush. Spray water on top to create drips.

4. Create lines with the edge of a plastic card using Dina Wakley Media Paint Blushing.

5. Add green accents by transferring Jane Davenport rub-ons


6. Stamp randomly with the Grid, Checkered and Dots Texture Stamps using pink, white and green paint.


7. Create circles by sponging through parts of the Arty Circles stencil with white paint using a blending tool. 


8. Sponge pink paint on top of the white paint after drying and add shading to the circles by sponging through the stencil with a thin coat of Dina Wakley Media Paint Blushing. Outline the circles with both a white fine liner and a paint marker.

9. Stamp the leaves with black ink. Paint the leaves using 2 shades of green paint. Add white details with a fine liner.

10. Stamp the giraffes on Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper, cut out and adhere to the spread.

11. Add shadow to the giraffes using a green PITT artist pen and a black charcoal pencil. Add highlights with a white pen.


12. Make marks using a white paint marker and scribble randomly with a pencil.

13. Finish the spread off by stamping a quote.

Supplies
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Arty Circles
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Jane Davenport Rub-On transfer sheets
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose, Yellowish Green
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Blushing
Dylusions Paint: Cut Grass
Faber-Castell: PITT artist pen ‘big brush’ Permanent Green Olive
Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Paint Splat Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a set of cards featuring the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This stamp just adds that perfect arty touch to your projects and eliminates the mess of using actual paints. Here I have used the stamp on three very different styles of cards; boy, arty and vintage.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 29cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Apply the Brick Wall Background Stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. Allow to dry. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and stick down on the card base.
3. Stamp the Paint Splat on the ‘brick wall’ using a purple ink such as Hero Arts Neon Purple. Add more stamps from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set as well as the Skater Rubber Stamp Set to create graffiti on the wall.
4. Stamp a boy from the Skater Rubber Stamp Set on some extra smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp again using Neon Blue and Neon Purple inks. Cut out the baseball cap stamped in blue and stick onto the image stamped in black. Carefully cut out the purple skateboard too and add to the black image. Fussy cut the whole black stamped image and add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp a sentiment on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Purple


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Place the Crackle Small Stencil over the top and apply Hero Arts Neon Inks in Neon Orange, Pink and Purple using an ink blending tool. Ink the edges with the Neon Purple and stick this piece onto the card base.
3. Cut a piece of extra white cardstock measuring 7cm x 10.5cm. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp using Neon Pink ink. Apply more paint splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set using the various neon inks. Use a Neon Yellow paint dauber to add your own paint splats. Allow to dry.
4. Stamp the Regal Frame Stamp onto extra white cardstock using embossing ink. Heat set with gold embossing powder. Cut out the centre of the frame and then fussy cut the outside. Stick down over the piece of art created in Step 3. Add the whole piece to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp some sentiments and add to the framed art work.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Regal Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Crackle
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Embossing Ink
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Purple
Hero Arts Neon Ink Dauber Neon Yellow


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Apply the French Script Background Stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Antique Linen Distress Ink. Ink the edges with the same ink. Dry the ink completely with a heat gun or leave overnight to ensure it is completely dry for the next step.
3. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the inked piece from Step 2 using embossing ink. Heat set with black embossing powder. Apply other ink splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set in the same way. Stick this piece down on the card base.
4. Stamp the postcard from the Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set on extra smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Use the ink blending tool to apply the Antique Linen ink. Cut out and add to the card front. 
5. Stamp the feather and pen nib from the Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set as well as the ink bottle. Use a contrasting colour for the feather. Dry the feather with a heat gun and then apply an ink splat over the top using the embossing ink. Heat set with the black embossing powder. Also stamp a bulldog clip and sentiments. Fussy cut all images and add to the card front. Use the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set to create your own sentiment for the card and stamp it in the same colour as the feather.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Ranger Embossing Powder Black Super Fine Detail
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Distress Embossing Ink
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pool to Navy

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers
Belinda