Hello my lovelies!
Well, thanks to all of my awesome friends and family, I made it to the next round of the Gallery Idol contest!! My heart is beaming from all of the love and support you all have shown me . . . thank you so much! So let’s get on with Round 3, shall we?
Okay, so this round’s challenge was to create a stamped background. Easy peasy, right?! The truth is, I knew from the get go what I wanted to do. The Velveteen Stamping technique is perfect for creating a cool background! I learned about this technique from Shari Carroll – you can see her video on how to do it HERE. The Velveteen Stamping technique is an awesome way to add that extra WOW factor to one layer stamping.
Here’s a close-up of how this looks when finished. Basically, I stamped a houndstooth background onto a white panel using white pigment ink. Then I selected a variety of floral and leafy silhouette images, inked them up with various dye inks, and stamped them over the top of the pigment stamped background. As you stamp each image, blot with a clean paper towel or rag to remove the dye from the pigment ink. As you can see, the dye ink is “resisted” by the pigment ink, allowing the houndstooth pattern to pop through the solid silhouettes.
VELVETEEN STAMPING WITH A TWIST - I noticed when I was stamping that the dye ink was “pooling” on my clear stamps. It looked blotchy when I would stamp it. It was bugging me (don’t ask me how many versions of my final project I made – suffice it to say, I’m going to need to restock my cardstock supply! LOL) So I “swiped” the stamp pads across the silhouette images, creating a subtle “striation” pattern on the stamp, and evening out the ink. The striation pattern was transferred to the panel when stamped. I feel like that added a little extra “oomph” to the texture and design. I think I really like it!
So there ya go! That’s my entry for Round 3. I would be ever so grateful if you’d take a moment to vote – whether it’s for me or one of the other amazing designers that made it to the Top 15. All you have to do is register for an account HERE (it only takes a few seconds) and then vote (if you already registered last round, then all you have to do is vote!) That’s it! Thank you in advance – I am forever indebted to you all!
Have a great day. I’m off to hang out with my grandson, who is having a sleepover with Grandma and Grandpa tonight! Fun! Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: Petals & Stems and Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle), Reflections (Paper Smooches), Dash Pattern Cling Stamp (Hero Arts/Basic Grey)
INK: Unicorn Pigment Ink, Pale Tomato, Soft Pool, Wet Cement and Cup O’ Joe Dye Ink (Hero Arts), Chocolate and Strawberry Pigment Ink (Fresh Ink)
PAPER: Sno Cone CS (French Poptone), Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER: Self-adhesive Pearls (Stampin’ Up!)