Guest Artist - Linda Cain

Darkroom Door - Sunday, June 01, 2008
LindaCainName: Linda Cain

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Lives: Morton, small town in Central Illinois, USA

Known for:
Loving to collect junk from flea markets for collage...then hoarding the stuff in drawers!

Blog, website or gallery:

Loves to:

STAMP and getting inky!  But I like painting, too. Started as a watercolor artist.  And love taking photos. I took a few classes in photography to take shots of my garden.

Loves to create:
Anything using paint, wood, paper, canvas, wire...LOVE wire! And having a Studio Party with my grandkids. They all love to make art projects. I love to create my garden in the the rabbits can have a buffet in it!

Favourite Darkroom Door product:
The Doors Stamps!

Have you ever been in a darkroom?
Once....YEARS ago.

Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you?
Notebook to try to remember everything I learned there.

Are you afraid of the dark?
Nope, practice walking around in the dark after DH is asleep in case I ever become blind...just to see if I could do it. I really pretty good at it now.

Now onto the projects...

Tin Box:


* Darkroom Door Paper: Rialto, San Marco
* Darkroom Door Stamps: Doors
* Tim Holtz Grungeboard
* Tim Holtz Distress Ink
* Adirondack Paint Dabbers: Gold, Copper
* Collections word
* Other: wire, metal star etc

Linda says: This tin box was really fun. I started by gluing papers to the tin in layers. Different torn pieces at the top and bottom.  The keys were stamped on Grungeboard and Distress Ink was added to the front. Gold and Copper Paint Dabbers by Adirondack colored the backs. I used a piece of chipboard and brads with an antiqued star screwed into the top. It needed height! A layered up word on the front, and rusty wire stringing the keys completes the box.

Spread Your Wings:



* Darkroom Door Stamps: Wildflowers
* Darkroom Door Paper: San Marco
* Watercolour paper
* Tim Holtz Distress Inks
* Versafine Ink
* Black ribbon

Linda says: The card starts on 140lb. coldpress watercolor paper. I sprayed water on first, then used Distress Inks and applicators to swipe color across the page to represent a sunrise sky. The flowers and butterfly were stamped after the paper dried and layered onto black cardstock. I then stamped the pink Bazzill cardstock in Smoky Grey Versafine ink using the largest flower head around the edges. It was then layered onto the San Marco paper. Finally a ribbon was added as well as the layered up words.

Linda has created 5 projects that will be featured over the next 3 dayson the blog... so make sure you come back each day to see her amazingwork!


Godelieve Tijskens commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:20 AM
WOW, impressive work! I really like the tin with the keys, fabulous!

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