New Release January 2018

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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






Watch Rachel introduce these great new products on Facebook Live

We will be sharing 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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Mixed Up Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hi, it's Liesbeth Fidder here today with two cards using the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp and Mixed Boxes Stencil


For the first card, I used the stamp and stencil together, like Rachel showed us on Facebook Live. If you haven't seen it, you can watch here. 


I masked the rectangles and stamped the images from the Tour Eiffel, Montmartre and Notre Dame stamp sets using black StazOn ink (the best option if you use bleach) and I bleached the buildings and other imaged  here and there with some chlorine and a small synthetic brush. The white accents in the word 'Paris' is made with a white gel pen.

This next card was made a little different:


First I stamped the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp with black ink. After that I used the stencil... but not at the same place. I put the stencil a little bit to the right and to the top so it was slightly off centre. Then I sponged the rectangles using Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. After that I did the same on the other side, so I put the stencil a little bit to the left and bottom of the card, and sponged with the same colours. 


I masked every rectangle and stamped the different laces from the Lace stamp set and the text. I highlighted the text with a white marker.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil 
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Montmartre Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Notre Dame Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Lace Stamp Set
Staz On Jet Black
Distress Inks
White marker

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Liesbeth

Boxes 3 Up Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, December 22, 2017

Hello Darkroom Door fans! It's Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of cards with you featuring the Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil, and considering the time of year, they just happen to be Christmas cards! This is just the coolest stencil that can easily be used on its own or matched up perfectly with the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of red glitter cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Secure your card front to your work surface with a little washi tape. Place the Boxes 3 Up Stencil over the top taking care to centre it on the cardstock. Secure the stencil also with a little washi tape. Use an ink blending tool to apply Festive Berries Distress Ink over the stencil. Leave the stencil in place for the next step.
4. Apply Red Geranium Archival Ink to the small Christmas text stamp from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set. Stamp in the top box of the stencil. Repeat for the remaining boxes. You will find that this stamp fits perfectly in the boxes of the stencil.
5. Apply the Festive Berries ink to a reindeer from the same stamp set. Spritz with water and stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock. Blend the colour on the stamped image a little with a soft wet paintbrush to ensure even coverage. Dry with a heat gun. Add tiny droplets of water to the reindeer's back and let it sit for a few seconds. Use the very corner of a piece of paper towel to just touch the top of each water droplet to suck up all of the water. This will leave you with cute little spots on the reindeer's back. Dry with a heat gun and fussy cut.
6. Apply a large star from the Stars Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. Also stamp three small stars, a bauble and the sentiment and heat set with the Gold Tinsel powder. Fussy cut all images and add to the card front using 3D foam behind some for added dimension. Glue the bauble to the reindeer's antlers.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Red Geranium
Embossing Powder Gold Tinsel
Distress Embossing Ink

Distress Ink Festive Berries


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of green cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Secure your card front to your work surface with a little washi tape. Place the Boxes 3 Up Stencil over the top taking care to centre it on the cardstock. Secure the stencil also with a little washi tape. Use an ink blending tool to apply Twisted Citron Distress Ink over the stencil. Leave the stencil in place for the next step.
4. Choose some small stamps (stars and baubles are perfect) from the different Christmas Stamp Sets. Use the Twisted Citron ink to stamp the chosen images into each of the boxes. Stamp repeatedly until the whole box is covered. Remove the stencil.
5. Use a stamp positioning tool to stamp each layer of the Christmas Tree from the Christmas Trees Stamp Set onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Start with the Mowed Lawn ink for the bottom layer. Spritz the stamp with a little mist of water before applying to the cardstock. Next use the Lucky Clover for the second layer. Remove the cardstock from the stamp positioning tool and completely dry with a heat gun. Place back in the stamp positioning tool to apply the third layer of the tree using Distress Embossing Ink. Remove from the stamp positioning tool, sprinkle with Gold Tinsel Embossing Ink and heat set. Fussy cut the tree.
6. Next stamp the pot from the Gardening Vol. 1 Stamp set as well as some stars and the sentiment using the Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set all with the Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. Fussy cut all images and add all to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
Distress Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder Gold Tinsel

 
Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using the fabulous Boxes 3 Up Stencil.

Belinda


 

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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Wildflowers Stencil Ideas and Video

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 16, 2017

Hi there! Rachel Greig here again today with a video showing some ideas and techniques using the new Wildflowers Stencils! It is such a versatile stencil that can be used with ink sprays, paints, texture pastes and more! 

Take a look at the video:


Here are some of the projects from our contributing artists that we share in the video:











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Crackle Stencil Ideas and Video

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hi there! Rachel Greig here again today with a video showing some ideas and techniques using the new Crackle Stencils! These stencils are fantastic to use with texture paste to create an easy crackle paint effect, or with ink sprays, ink pads and more for other amazing effects! 

Take a look at the video:


Here are some of the projects from our contributing artists that we share in the video:  










We hope this inspires you! Subscribe to our YourTube channel to be notified of more upcoming videos!  

Circles Stencil Ideas & Video

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hi there! Rachel Greig here today with a video showing some ideas and techniques using the new Circles Stencils! It is such a versatile stencil that can be used with ink sprays, paints, texture pastes and more! 

Take a look at the video:


Here are some of the projects from our contributing artists that we share in the video: 













We hope this inspires you! Subscribe to our YourTube channel to be notified of more upcoming videos! 

Mesh Stencil Ideas & Video

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 02, 2017

Hi there! Rachel Greig here today with a video showing some ideas and techniques using the new Mesh Stencil! It is such a versatile stencil that can be used with ink sprays, paints, texture pastes and more! 

Take a look at the video:


Here are some of the projects from our contributing artists that we share in the video: 










We hope this inspires you! Subscribe to our YourTube channel to be notified of more upcoming videos! 

Brick Wall Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 25, 2017

Hello wonderful crafters! Teresa Abajo here to share a couple of projects I've made using the new Brick Wall Texture Stamp

The bricks make a fantastic background for a wide variety of themes, and they're not gender or age specific, so they can be used for just about anything!

Here's my first card:


Stamp the Brick Wall Texture stamp in the centre of the card front with Archival Watering Can, then stamp the flower from the Poppies set and colour it with Dina Wakley's Scribble Sticks and a waterbrush.

Fussy cut the flower and adhere it to the bottom right of the card front, and stamp the word Remember, cut it out and adhere it to the top left hand side over a torn scrap of book page. Slip a scrap of ribbon under the flower.

Mix some Fossilized Amber Distress Paint with a touch of Black Soot, water it right down and paint over the whole card front to help it look aged.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Poppies Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Watering Can
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Waterbrush
Ribbon
Distress Paint: Fossilized Amber, Black Soot

This second sample has the Brick Wall Texture stamp over some gel prints I made with the new Large Circles Stencil:


Stamp the bricks with Archival Jet Black, then stamp the skater image from the Skater set onto a lighter coloured gel print. Then fussy cut the skater.

Stamp a few splats from the Paint Splats stamp set with Versamark ink, and emboss them using yellow/orange embossing powder. Adhere the skater to this piece and stamp the sentiment from the Happy Birthday set and adhere this to the top left hand side.


Distress the edges of the gel prints and don't apply adhesive to them so they will roll up and create extra dimension. Painted scraps of hessian and adhere this under the edges at the top and bottom of the card front.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamp set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday stamp set
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Circles
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Embossing Powder: Yellow/Orange
Gel Press gel plate
Acrylic paints
Hessian scraps

Thanks for looking and I hope you will love the Brick Wall stamp as much as I do!

New Release Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 09, 2017
We'd like to introduce 16 NEW Stamps & 12 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist






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! If you missed our recent blog hop showcasing our new stencils, read about it here


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