Guest Artist - Ros Rayner Part 2

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 02, 2008

Please enjoy more wonderful projects by Ros Rayner...

An Orchestral Rehearsal:


Darkroom Door: Harmony Rubber Stamps, Music Wordstrips, Legato Patterned Paper
Distress ink: Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose
Brilliance ink: Coffee Bean
Other: Vellum, eyelets, shrink plastic, copper wire, beads.
Vintage Image: Nancy Dooren

1) Distress the edges of patterned paper square and a vintage photo with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.This great image from Nancy Dooren has a pinkish background, which compliments the colours in the paper. Attach the image to the paper. Mat the paper to white paper sponged with the Walnut Stain.

2) Edge 'Counting the Beat' from Music Wordstrips with Distress Ink Tattered Rose. Attach to the image.

3) Stamp music definition with Brilliance Coffee Bean on a torn piece of vellum. When dry, attach to one corner using copper eyelets.


4) Stamp violin and trumpet with Coffee Bean onto sanded opaque shrink plastic. Cut around the shape, and punch a hole at the top. Heat to shrink. I used a hot air gun. (the image above shows the original size of the violin at the bottom, and after it has been shrunk at the top)

7) Set a large eyelet in the top left hand corner of the card. Assemble the instruments using copper wire and beads.

Music Quotes Box:


Darkroom Door: Melody & Chorus Rubber Stamps
Ranger: Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord), Adirondack (Wild Plum, Pink Sherbert), Archival Jet Black; Adirondack Dabbers (Snow Cap, Cloudy Blue, Purple Twilight)
Other: Wooden Box


1) Undercoat a wooden box with Snow Cap.When dry, mix together on a palette Snow Cap, a couple of drops of Purple Twilight, and a couple of drops of Cloudy Blue. Paint this on as a 2nd coat. Paint the inside of the box with Purple Twilight. Allow to dry.


2) Brayer Milled Lavender onto thick white paper. Stamp 4 sayings with Archival ink. Cut each one to the same size.


3) Sponge the edges with Pink Sherbert ink.


4) Then sponge the edges with Dusty Concord.


5) Then sponge the edges with Wild Plum. Stamp music with Pink Sherbert on top.

6) Sponge the edges of each side of the box with the Dusty Concord and Wild Plum in the same way. Not really visible on my photo! Stamp flourish in diagonal corners with Wild Plum. Allow time to dry.


7) Glue on the sayings. Varnish with mat or gloss depending on your desired finish.

Thanks Ros for sharing your artwork with us! Love the piano pens too :) You've created the perfect wooden holder for them.

Please leave a comment for Ros to help me say thanks for sharing her artwork with us! Thanks for the inspiration Ros :)

Unlock the artist within!


Anonymous commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:19 AM
These are gorgeous projects Ros! Love the conductor! Love how the stamps look on the vellum. So cool!

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