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the Jury is Out

20161026_175751A few weeks ago, Ellie very kindly lent me her Stampotique stamps to have a play with, but I’m only just starting now. Firstly I wanted to get my Christmas cards out the way, then having been on jury duty for the better part of the last 2 weeks, I haven’t really been in a creative space. Now finally I have my life back, and looking at these ‘not so pretty’ images is really resonating with my mindset now. Still processing my feelings from the trial. This picture kinda says it all.

And Halloween is nearly upon us – so perfect timing!

 

 

stamps: Linda 6100R by Stampotique

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick & Broken China Distress Stain Sprays

papers: White Matt Card; Raven & Cantaloupe Bazzill Cards

accessories: Texture Paste; Black Enamel Accents; Watercolours

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Tombo Liquid Glue; Glossy Accents

tools: The Story Stencil mini 507s by TCW; Scissors; Waterpen; Palette knife; Water Spritzer; Heatgun; Sponge Block

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Spritz white card lightly with water, then the Distress inks. When the card is covered to your satisfaction, dry with a heatgun or set aside to dry naturally.
  2. Lay the stencil over now coloured card and smear texture paste through with aid of a palette knife. Set aside to dry. (Note: if your card is not completely dry before you add the texture paste, the inks may seep into the paste, colouring it, so there will be the dimension still, but not the contrast of colour.)
  3. Stamp ‘Linda’ in black ink onto card. Stamp her again onto scrap of white card and colour her in with watercolours. Cut her out and glue into position over image on card. (I didn’t worry about her hair tendrils).
  4. Sponge around edge of card with Sepia ink. Attach with two-sided tape onto matting of black card, then onto folded apricot backing card.
  5. Apply black Enamel accent to her hair and some Glossy accents to her boots. Set aside to dry.

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