Grid Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 16, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with three cards using the Grid Texture Stamp. This stamp is so perfect to tuck behind an image. I love using it that way. Makes for a stunning focal point on the card.



Instructions: 
1. Sponge a background for the card base using two different colours of Archival ink and the Polka Dots Stencil.
2. Stamp leaves randomly around the card front. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp in the centre of the card.
3. Stamp one of the large Garden Birds on white cardstock, and trim out. Shade the Garden Bird with Archival inks.
4. Stamp the sentiments, on a practice stamping of the Grid image. Trim out and adhere with foam squares for added dimension. Speckle with black ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, All Occasions, Carved Leaves Vol.1
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Cobalt, Jet Black, Buttercup and Fern Green

For this next card I wanted to include the 6 Up Stencil in the design. This is what I came up with


1. Stamp the Boxes 6 upFrame Stamp on white cardstock. Line up the Boxes 6 Up Stencil over the lines. Using the Grid Texture stamp, stamp the image to the inside of each square.
One tip, keep the Grid Stamp straight, makes a difference if you want the grids to be uniform. 2. Stamp the Carved Birds into each grid square. Leaving one open for the sentiment. Mat on red cardstock and then the yellow card base.
3. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere to empty square using foam squares, for added dimension.
4. Speckle with black ink or paint. Easy and so cute!!!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Darkroom Door Frame Stamp: Boxes 6 Up
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Brushed Sentiments, Carved Birds Vol. 1 & 2.
Darkroom Door Stencil: Boxes 6 Up
Archival Ink: Fern Green, Cobalt, Saffron, Red Geranium and Jet Black.

The next card is using some of the same stamp sets, just in a different way. 


1. Spray the front of the card base with Dylusions Ink Spray. Dab off excess ink and let dry or use heat tool to speed up drying time. Stamp the Grid Texture stamp in the centre of the card. Stamp the Carved Birds in a stacked position.
2. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere between Carved Birds. This a go to style for me. Super fast card to create when you don't have much time. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Carved Birds Vol. 2, All Occasions.
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt and Red Geranium
Dylusions Ink Spray: Lemon Zest

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Stamping with Grid & Circles Texture Stamps

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Grid and Circles Texture Stamps. I love working with the Darkroom Door Texture Stamps. These are the perfect stamps to add layers and interest to an art journal page or card. I’m very happy to see the collection of Darkroom Door Texture Stamps steadily growing!



Instructions

1. Apply shades of grey and white paint to a card panel using a plastic card. 

2. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using pink paint.

3. Stamp randomly with the Grid Texture Stamp using black ink. My favourite way to use a Texture Stamp is holding the stamp in my hands, bending it and printing small parts of the stamp at one time.

4. Stamp the daisy straight to the card with black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the painted background.


5. Stamp dots and circles with small stamps from the Grunge Marks set using pink, cheddar and white paint.

6. Stamp black stripes by using a stamp from the Grunge Marks set and black ink. Use the same ink to stamp the sentiment.

7. Finish the card off by adding small dots using a paint marker.


Instructions

1. Die cut a tag out of Ranger Watercolor Paper using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates die. 

2. Apply small amounts of diluted grey, pink and cheddar paint randomly, spray water on top with a mini mister and let the paint drip. Make sure to leave some white space.

3. Stamp a flower from the Carved Flowers set straight on the tag using black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the textured paper.

4. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick.


4. Attach blank paper tape to an acrylic block or other non sticky surface and overstamp with the Grid Texture Stamp using cheddar paint. Adhere torn strips of that tape to the tag after drying.


5. Stamp the sentiment using black ink. Add a piece of ribbon as a tag topper.


Instructions 

1. Cut a panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp on top using Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin.

2. Stamp a flower from the Whimsical Words set on top of the print using black ink. Stamp the word ‘hello’ at the bottom of the card using the same ink.


3. Stamp the flower again on a scrap of watercolour paper using the MISTI. Leave both card and stamp in place while painting the petals and leaves. Overstamp the print after drying. With the help of the MISTI you can easily paint with an opaque paint without loosing any detail of the stamp. On the right you see an overstamped print.

4. Stamp and paint the heart the same way

5. Assemble the card as shown, use a foam dot to attach the flower. 

6. Make a tab by folding a piece of painted ribbon.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Circles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose
Golden Neutral Gray N6, N7,N8
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar
Panduro Acrylic Marker: Azo Pink
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Dina Wakley: blank paper tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Crackle Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 28, 2017

Hi, It's Belinda Spencer here today with some cards using the new Crackle Texture Stamp


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Crackle Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink.  Apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 12.5cm. Apply the Flower Garden Background Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Apply Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Inks around the edges. Stick down on the card
front.
4. Stamp the Crackle Texture Stamp on another piece of white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Add a coat of Glossy Accents to this piece and set aside to dry.
5. Apply the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp on smooth white cardstock using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat Set with Super Fine Details Silver Embossing Powder. Apply Black Soot ink over the top. Use paper towel to buff the frame and remove any ink from the embossed areas. Fussy cut the frame and stick down over the 'crackle' piece from Step 4. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
6. Apply two more coats of Glossy Accents to the 'mirror' part of the frame. Make sure you allow them to dry completely in between coats. You should end up with a lovely cracked mirror effect.


7. Stamp some butterflies and the sentiment on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Imperfection Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Glossy Accents
Embossing Powder Silver Super Fine Detail
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Distress Embossing Ink


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Crackle Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 12.5cm. Spritz with a little Winter Grey Kaisermist and also some water. Blot away the excess with scrunched up paper towel. Dry with a heat gun. Add the Crackle Texture Stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. Apply Hickory Smoke ink using an ink blending tool in the stamped area to create a slightly darker area. Also ink around the edges of this piece with the Hickory Smoke ink.
4. Stamp a flower from the gorgeous Fine Flowers Stamp Set on white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Press Candied Apple and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks onto an acrylic block and spritz them (separately) with a little water. Use a soft wet paintbrush to paint the colours onto the stamped flower. Also add some flicks of colour to the flower and the crackle background. Dry the flower with a heat gun. Fussy cut the flower and add to the card front using 3D foam along with some messy embroidery thread. Use a white paint pen to add some splashes of white across the card front also.
5. Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Watering Can
Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Hickory Smoke



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Crackle Background Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Apply Candied Apple Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 12.5cm. Spritz with a little water followed by Charcoal and Winter Grey Kaisermists. Blend with a little more water then blot away the excess with scrunched up paper towel. Flick some water over the top to create a water stained look. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Crackle Texture Stamp over the top using the Jet Black ink. Stick down on the card front.
4. Stamp the Pretty Poppies Collage Stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Press the Candied Apple and Black Soot Distress Ink pads onto an acrylic block and spritz each separately with a little water. Use a soft wet paintbrush to paint these colours onto the main poppy. Keep adding colour until you have the depth of colour required. Dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam along with some messy red embroidery thread. Add a little messy black embroidery thread to the centre of the poppy and glue on a metal button.
5. Use a white paint pen to add some white splashes over the front of the card. Stamp a sentiment using the Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Pretty Poppies Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Season's Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Candied Apple


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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!

Gazette Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today with some cards I've created using the new Gazette Texture Stamp


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Gazette Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink. Press down the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad on a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with a little water. Swipe this piece through the colour. Allow to dry. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 125cm. Colour this piece with the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide as in Step 2. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Gazette Texture Stamp on top using the Watering Can ink. Ink the edges with the Hickory Smoke ink and stick down on the card front.
4. Apply the mannequin from the Dressmaker Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Stamp again using the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. Cut out the whole 'grey' mannequin. Stick a small
piece of torn tissue wrap on top to form the skirt. Cut out the top only of the Worn Lipstick mannequin. Layer over the top. Add some messy embroidery thread to the card front before adding the layered mannequin using 3D foam.
5. Swipe another piece of white cardstock through the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp a butterfly and the sentiment on this piece. Fussy cut both and add to the card front.


Here are three more cards featuring the Gazette Texture Stamp created using the same techniques.


I made a little bow tie from the triangles in the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp!






Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Gazette Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Quote Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Sunshine Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 18, 2017

Hello happy people! It's Teresa Abajo with a couple of cards I made using the awesome new Texture Stamp called Sunshine.

The Sunshine stamp is a great way to embellish the focal point of a card, scrapbook page, art journal page or any other project.

In my first sample I have used it to draw the eye to the butterfly in the centre of the card:


I stamped the Stitched Threads Frame stamp using Archival Jet Black ink, and then stamped the Sunshine image in the centre of it using Distress Oxide Broken China. I used some of the words from the Dream Catchers stamp set for the bottom of the card.

I then stamped one of the images from the Butterfly stamp set in black ink on a gel print I made with one of the new stencils - Large Circles. I fussy cut the butterfly, then stitched it in place in the centre of the Sunshine with a sewing machine.

I left lots of thread attached to the butterfly and loosely wound it around and secured it in place with a few adhesive diamantes.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sunshine Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Dream Catchers stamp set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Stamp Set
Distress Oxide Broken China ink
Archival Jet Black ink
Black cotton thread
Adhesive diamantes aqua

In this second sample, I have used the Sunshine Texture stamp to centre a bit of an eccentric design:


I stamped the Sunshine Texture stamp using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink in the centre of a white card front. Then I stamped a few of the stars from the Stars set using Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry ink and fussy cut them.

I stamped the word Celebrate from the Brushed Sentiments set using Versamark ink, and sprinkled some pink embossing powder on the bottom of the letters and some gold embossing powder on the top of the letters, before melting it with a heat gun and fussy cutting the word.

Then I assembled the card by balancing the word toward the right with the large star toward the left of the Sunshine image. The two smaller stars were adhered under the word and some adhesive diamantes placed here and there around the focal points.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sunshine Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Embossing powder - pink, gold
Adhesive diamantes


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing how useful the Sunshine Texture Stamp image can be!

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






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Texture Stamp Art Journal Pages

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 19, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here with you today, sharing some art journal pages using the latest Texture Stamps. One of the things I love about Texture Stamps is how you can use them to add details and layers to your projects. They can be used in a subtle way, just as a hint in the background, or they can be used as a more dominant part of the page, depending on what your project calls for! 

Here I have 6 art journal pages to share, showing how the Texture Stamps can be used in the background, but still bringing detail to the pages. 

This first page shows how the Map Texture Stamp creates a vintage background for the page: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Distress Crayons
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz dies

For this next page, I've used the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp:


Although you may not be able to see it in the photo, the Corrugated Iron was stamped with Brilliance Copper ink so it has a metallic sheen to it. Looks great in real life with the Steampunk theme! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Book pages
7Gypises tissue wrap
Distress Crayons

Next up I paired the Alphabet Texture Stamp with the Typewriter Collage Stamp. I like it when layers relate to each other. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Typewriter Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia
Distress Inks
Distress Spray Stain: Antiqued Bronze
Tim Holtz Dies

For this next page, I could have used the Alphabet Texture Stamp, it would have worked well with the book theme, but instead I used the Numbers Texture Stamp to go with the 'time' theme of the quote. 


I do love how the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp adds that extra element - coffee and books together are an ideal combination! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Book Stack Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee

Now for something a bit more colourful! This one uses the Triangles Texture Stamp:


I started this page by collaging old sewing patterns onto the background and noticed the little notches on the pattern. The Triangles Texture Stamp follows that idea. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink pads
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black

Lastly, here's a page using the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp:


I went with a letter theme for this one, perfect for the Postage Stamps! 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Love Letters Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Ornate Elements Rubber Stamp Set
Dina Wakley Paints
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee
Distress Inks
Waterbrush

Hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Alphabet Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. Today I have two cards to share that I’ve made with the new Alphabet Texture Stamp. I’m a big fan of the Darkroom Door Texture Stamps. I use them often on my cards, in my art journals and on my mixed media projects. Stamping with texture stamps is a simple way to add interest to a project.


Instructions
1. Paint a card panel as shown with pink, orange, yellow and magenta paint using a flat brush. Make sure to leave some white space.
2. Overstamp the painted background randomly with the Alphabet Texture stamp using light blue paint.
3. Attach a strip of blank paper tape to a non sticky surface and overstamp with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using violet paint. Let dry and add pieces of torn tape to the card.
4. Stamp the tulip twice on white paper, cut out and glue to the card. Stamp the wish straight onto the card.
5. Finish the card off with a button.


Here's another card:


Instructions
1. Apply green paint to the top of a card panel, spray water on top and let the paint drip. Repeat this step using yellow, pink, orange and light blue paint. Dry with a heat gun in between steps. 
2. Load the Alphabet Texture Stamp with several colors of paint using your fingers and stamp randomly.
3. Attach a strip of blank paper tape to a non sticky surface and overstamp with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. Adhere the strip to the bottom of the card
4. Create marks by stamping with a lid and white paint and by scribbling with a black pen.
5. Stamp the Daisy on a scrap of paper, cut out and glue to the card.
6. Finish the card off with embroidery thread and buttons. 


Supplies
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp 
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Talens Amsterdam Acrylic Paint: Persian Rose, Sky Blue Light, Primary Yellow, Azo Orange, 
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Magenta, Permanent Violet Dark
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Dina Wakley Media: paper tape

Thanks for looking!

Anneke

Triangles Texture Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 06, 2017
Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share my projects featuring the fabulous new Triangles Texture Stamp. I have created both a watercolour effect card as well as a funky art journal stamp with this stamp.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 14.5cm x 22cm and fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 10.5cm x 14cm. Apply Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron and Wild Honey to the stamp. Spritz with water and apply to this piece of cardstock. Ink the edges with the Twisted Citron ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Using the same technique as step 2 with the Triangles Texture Stamp, apply the stamp to this piece. Squish the three ink pads onto an acrylic stamping block or heat resistant craft sheet making sure they don't touch (or do one colour at a time). Spritz the ink with water and use a wet paintbrush to flick the colours over the surface of this piece. Dry with a heat gun. Ink the edges with the Twisted Citron ink. Stick down on the card front. Draw a rough border around the edge of this piece using a co-ordinating gel pen.


4. Use these same ink colours on the pineapple stamp from the Tropical Fruit Rubber Stamp Set. Spritz with water and stamp on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun. Flick the colours over the
surface of the pineapple image as per step 3. Dry again with the heat gun. Add 3D foam to the back of the pineapple.
5. Add some strands of embroidery thread to the front of the card in co-ordinating colours. Add the pineapple on top using the 3D foam to hold the thread in place. Add tiny drops of glue to hold the thread in place where you need to.
6. Apply the Twisted Citron ink to one of the flags on the Bunting Border Stamp. Spritz with water and stamp on a piece of smooth white cardstock. Flick the three inks over the surface. Cut out and add to the pineapple using 3D foam.
7. Stamp the 'Yay!' sentiment from the Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set using the Wild Honey ink. Fussy cut and add to the flag using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bunting Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Tropical Fruit Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey
Kaisercraft Gel Pen
Embroidery thread


1. Apply some Dylusions paints of your choice to the art journal page. Here I have used Fresh Lime, Funky Fuschia and Vibrant Turquoise applied with a palette knife.
2. Once the paint is dry, add some heavy white gesso in places using a palette knife also. Don't cover all of the paint though as you want to see some of that lovely colour peeking through. Allow to dry or speed things up with a heat gun.
3. Apply the Triangles Texture Stamp to the page in various places using a neon ink pad such as Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink. Next apply the stamp again in various places using Jet Black Archival Ink. Allow to dry.


4. Apply the VW Beetle, quote and various stamps from the Simply Circles Stamp Set onto book paper using the Jet Black ink. Add a droplet or two of Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink re-inker to an acrylic stamp block. Add a little water to dilute. Use a soft, wet paintbrush to paint the beetle with this ink as well as highlight the word 'adventure' on the quote (or the key word in whatever quote you use). Dry with a heat gun before tearing around the edges of these pieces. Add to the art journal page using a gel medium or matte medium. 


5. Use Distress Crayons to add some colour around the edges of the page. Blend the colours with a wet paintbrush. Dry with a heat gun.
6. Once the page is dry, add a little more gesso with a palette knife to blend the edges of the images and tie everything in together. Apply the 'adventure' word from the Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink over the page. Draw a border around the page using a black journal pen. Highlight some of the stamped triangles by drawing around them with a white pen.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Funky Fuschia, Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Crayons: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Distress Ink Re-inker Cracked Pistachio
Gesso
White Posca pen
Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my projects using the Triangles Texture Stamp.

Cheers

Belinda