Guest Artist - Ros Rayner

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 01, 2008

RosName:  Ros Rayner

Lives: West Midlands, UK

Known for: being calm (but I don't know why!), laughing lots, being Mum to 3 wonderful kids, and being a violin teacher and freelance violinist.

Blog, website or gallery:
Loves to:
play violin, join in with stamping challenges and swaps

Loves to create:
  with stamping, and making my own backgrounds. Just love to create full stop. I'm not happy if I haven't got a project on the go.

Favourite Darkroom Door product: This has to be the whole Music

Have you ever been in a darkroom? no

Let’s say you’re invited to come into our darkroom for a day. What would you bring with you?  I would bring my camera, and ask to be taught how to use it properly - my photography leaves a lot to be desired. I can't even hold it straight!

Are you afraid of the dark?  No. It's in the dark that I think and ponder. I think of witty retorts that I could have made earlier in the day, or play through music in my head, or plan my next card.

Ros has been busy with our new Music Collection... here are some of her creations:

Artist Trading Cards:


Darkroom Door: Chorus, Melody Rubber Stamps
Ranger: Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye), Perfect Pearls (Gold), Archival Ink (Jet Black), Adirondack Ink (Lettuce, Willow)
Other: Water spritzer, foam tape.

1) Swipe Scattered Straw and Tea Dye Distress Inks on a craft mat. Spritz with water and press paper on. Allow to dry a little, and press again. Repeat until you like the effect. Leave to dry completely.
2) Spritz lightly with gold glimmer spray or homemade spray made up of Perfect Pearls Gold and water.

3) Stamp music from Music Collection Melody with Tea Dye

4) On another piece of paper stamp each of the sheet music covers from Music Collection Chorus with Black Archival ink twice. On one of the images sponge with Lettuce, and the other Willow.

5) Cut out the centre portions of the Lettuce coloured covers, and also required parts of the willow covers. Assemble as shown.

6) Attach sticky foam pads to the back and press onto the music background.


Aren't these great!! Ros has more great projects to share with us tomorrow, so please drop by for more Music inspiration!


Anonymous commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:19 AM
These are fabulous Ros! Really looking forward to seeing what else you've been working on! :)

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