Hello! Today I am sharing a project I made for the White Rose Crafts shop. I got to play with a bunch of fun things to create a mixed media card. Take a look.
I really wanted to use some of the images in the Steampunk Alchemist stamp set from AALL & Create that I haven’t really worked with yet. That skull image was at the top of my list. I’ve been going through a lot of my Gel Press monoprints lately to use some of them up (so that I can make more!), and I found one that I thought would work well. This one was a roll-off print that also picked up a bit of leftover paint from the Gel Press. I love the colors on it.
I stamped the skull with VersaFine Clair Ink in Twilight. Then I used regular VersaFine ink in Olympia Green to stamp the gears stamp a few times. I had a bit too much white space on the piece, so I broke out the Heapza Hexagonz stencil (I am crazy about hexagons!) and inked it with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. That filled in those areas nicely, so I moved on to my sentiment. I decided to use the Traceable Alphabet from Kelly Creates to make my sentiment, which I stamped with Imperial Purple VersaFine. My ivory card base was looking a little blah, so I grabbed the Heapza Hexagonz stencil again, and this time I inked the stencil directly with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide, spritzed it with water, and applied it to my base, around the edges. I love this reverse effect.
It’s so easy to get a cool collage look when you combine stencils and stamps, especially the ones from AALL & Create. I love the vibe from them, and I am always happy with my results. And I think that using that pretty script font from Kelly Creates takes the “hardness” of the card down a notch. Please visit the White Rose Crafts shop to see the latest and greatest. Be sure to use my code, “Alison15” to save 15% off of your purchase. And, hang out with us in the White Rose Crafts Gallery on FB! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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