Monday, 31 January 2011
oldies but goodies
Bah Humbug challenge is to use oldies but goodies - I've used two stamps that had been around for more years than I care to remember. The wise men is by Inca stamps, and the little town by All night media. I started with the town, stamping in black versafine, with the star picked out in silver ep. Distress inks came next - I did get the brayer out, but didn't have the right ink colours, so back to the cut'n'dry and the DIs instead. The sky was stormy sky, with the ground mostly old paper and vintage photo, with a bit of bundled sage in near the town. I used the traditional torn paper to mask out the dunes, then stamped the wise men in roughly the right place. I forgot that the DIs dry so slowly, so couldn't emboss the versafine as I'd intended - instead, I brushed off the image,dried it (should have thought of that first before trying the ep!), painted it with H2Os , then coloured it in with a versamark pen before finally embossing it with clear ep.