Spread Your Wings And Fly

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 21, 2014

Lynne here today with a card created using the Little Dreams Stamp Set. For my background I delved into my pile of Gelli prints for a print with a pretty lace design which suited the style of the winged lady stamp and also the lovely lace stamp included in the Little Dream Stamp Set.

1. I selected a Gelli print with green, gold and bronze paints with a panel of lace providing the pattern. Adhere  to a 6”x6” Kraft cardbase, sponging Distress Ink Vintage Photo on the edges.

2. Ink up lace stamp with Versafine Onyx Black. Stamp several times (re-inking each time) onto another co-ordinating Gelli print. Fussy cut. Adhere the stamped lace to top and bottom edges of cardbase. On the top edge layer tea stained lace with the stamped lace.

3. Apply Gesso to vintage French book pages. Once dry tear a strip the length of the cardbase. Repeatedly stamp script onto the strip. Sponge Distress Ink Vintage Photo onto edges. Adhere to right side of cardbase. Embellish the top of the strip with stained seam binding and lace rose.

4. Ink winged lady with Versafine Onyx Black and stamp onto prepared book page. Re-ink, this time only the words Spread your Wings, once again stamping onto prepared book text. Cut out each word and layer onto the main image.

5. Re-ink the stamp with Onyx Black, this time inking only her wings. Stamp onto mulberry paper. Cut out wings leaving a tab at the bottom edge of the wings. Cut a slit into the main image, where her wings are attached to her body. Insert the tab from the mulberry wings into the slit in the main image. Only apply adhesive to the tab so her wings remain free to fly.

6. Tear a panel of prepared book text slightly larger than the Spread Your Wings image. Repeatedly stamp script. Sponge Distress Ink Vintage Photo onto edges. Layer the focal image to the stamped script panel. Do not apply adhesive to the right edge for the moment.

7.  Ink up lace stamp with Onyx Black and stamp onto mulberry paper. Fussy cut. Apply Gel Medium to the right side edge of the panels mentioned above, trapping the lace between them. There is now a pretty lace border.

8. Embellish the lady with a decorative element cut from stained lace and adhere to the woman’s hair.

9. Stamp Dream. Cut out and layer onto scrap of prepared book text. Attach a Tim Holtz mini clip and adhere to top corner of panel.

10. Adhere tea stained lace to corner of panel. Ink up one of the ornate designs with Onyx Black and stamp onto scrap Gelli print. Fussy cut and adhere to the lace.

11. Finally . . . Dry brush Gesso onto a metal frame. Insert a scrap of the stamped script. Stamp dream from Prague Vol 2 Stamp Set, adhere to frame. Adhere the frame below the focal image.

Stain bundles of seam binding, lace, etc in tea/coffee baths in one session. The same for the painted French book pages. Apply Gesso/paint to a large bundle of book pages so you have a stack to delve into when required. Working this way, in the long run, is a timesaver!

Use a Speedball brayer to apply ink to the winged lady. A brayer provides better coverage of ink especially for detailed or larger sized stamps.

Darkroom Door Little Dreams Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Golden Gesso
Golden Gel Medium
6”x6” Kraft cardbase
Tim Holtz Mini Clip
Speedball brayer
Gelli Print – To create a Gelli Print you would require a Gelli Arts Plate 6”x6”, various paints, white cardstock and a large panel of lace to create a print similar to the one used on this card.
Extras:- lace rose, stained seam binding, stained vintage lace, vintage French book pages, metal frame, mulberry paper.

Until next time,


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