Hello, Lynne here today! I was so excited to receive the new Darkroom Door stamps that it was difficult to make a selection as to which stamp to ink up first! I decided to play with the Rose Eclectic Stamp to create a paperclay rose which would become the focal on a stamped canvas.
Paperclay rose:- Drying time for the paperclay needs to be considered so this should be your starting point for the artwork.
Gather all materials:- paperclay, Eclectic Rose stamp, rolling pin, craft knife and craft mat.
Roll out the paperclay, I rolled to approx 7mm. Remember, the thicker the clay the longer it will take to dry.
Stamp Rose directly onto the paperclay – no need to ink up the stamp. Immediately clean the stamp afterwards.
Gently cut away excess clay taking the time to smooth rough edges.
Transfer to a flat surface, placing on kitchen paper towel to absorb moisture. Then it is time to step away from the paperclay rose, allowing it to dry.
In the meantime, you can set to work on the canvas.
Applying with Gel Medium, adhere scraps of muslin, floral fabric, lace and Tissue Wrap, leaving to dry for a few moments.
With an old credit card/artist palette knife, randomly apply the paints, (see Supply list). Also at this stage apply random patches of texture paste. Remember to prepare the sides in the same manner.
As you wait for this to dry you can prepare the stamped elements.
Onto tissue paper stamp with Staz-on Jet Black.
Tear around each element and plan your composition before adhering with Gel Medium.
Painting the Paperclay Rose:-
You want to spend time on this stage and use the photograph on the packaging of the Eclectic Rose stamp as reference.
Start to define the rose with the Stabilo pencil and Distress Paint Black Soot. Apply the Distress Paint with a fine artist brush. For the Stabilo pencil only blend with the lightest touch of water. Next add Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
You could now seal with a varnish of your choice.
To complete the canvas adhere the rose with silicone glue above the beautiful quote.
Now your canvas is ready to adorn a wall.
The Rose stamp has a photo real quality to it so this will be reflected in the end result of stamping into the clay.
Paperclay can be cut once it has dried. If you cut it immediately do not exert any pressure to avoid distorting the image.
Drying times vary depending on thickness of paperclay and also heat and humidity of your home.
I always stamp a few extra images onto the tissue paper. It is useful to have extras because tissue paper is so delicate that an image can be inadvertently torn as you adhere to your artwork.
Do not want to apply too much moisture when painting the paperclay.
Darkroom Door Rose Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Viva La Flora Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamps
Creative Paperclay - white
Staz-on Jet Black
Distress Paint Weathered Wood (on canvas)
Distress Paint Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot (on rose)
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish: Vintage Lace, Antarctic, Irish Cream, Nougat
Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Acrylic: Jasmine (on canvas)
Golden Gel Medium
Melange Tissue Wrap
Stabilo black pencil
Tools:- rolling pin, fine artist brush, craft knife, heat gun, old credit card, plastic palette knife
Extras:- floral fabric, lace, muslin, white tissue paper
If you have not used paperclay before or not stamped with it, then I hope you will be inspired to have some play time with your Darkroom Door stamps because I am sure you will not only have fun but you will also be adding extra dimension to all your artwork.
Until next time,