Seashells Border Stamp Art Journal

Darkroom Door - Friday, March 09, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door friends, Fiona Paltridge here with you again to share an art journal page I have created featuring the new Seashells Border Stamp. Last time I was sharing with you, I created a layout using the Polka Dot Circle stencil and right at the end of the video you saw me "cleaning off" my stencil into my art journal. Well this is the basis of my next creation. I often clean off my stencils and stamps into my journal and then when it comes time for me to create a little something i can open it up and already have some inspiration in a background.



And this was exactly that, I opened my journal and was immediately inspired to create an "Ocean" scene. The video below shows you how I went about this and created some textured stamping and some stamping with spray inks! The Darkroom Door stamps are of such high quality that they really don't mind if you try out something a little less conventional and if anyone is going to do something non conventional .... it'll be me. It's the best way to play!



Watch the video here: 
 
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Grunge Marks 
Darkroom Door Border Stamp: Seashells
Darkroom Door Acrylic Stamp Block: 315mmx65mm
Ranger Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Ranger Dylusions Spray
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger Dylusions Art Journal - 8x8"
Modelling Paste or Heavy gesso
White card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Fiona
 
 

Butterflies Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hello! Autumn Clark with you today to share a couple of encouragement cards using the new Butterflies Small Stencil. I’ve enjoyed using different mediums with these stencils to create unique layering effects.


Instructions:

To start, I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a grungy background.

Next I used the open stencil and sponged a mix of Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides.

Then I spritzed the sponged butterfly and let the inks bleed down the page.

I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. As the paste dries, it will lift some of the sponged ink and tint the paste.


I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper. I stamped circles from the Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set and the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp in Watering Can Archival Ink randomly along the background.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape
Archival Ink: Watering Can

For the second card I used followed the same techniques with light and springy colors. 


Instructions:

I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a light watercolor background.

I sponged Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide through the open stencil.

Next, I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. When the paste was dry, I sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide for contrast.


I stamped the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp at the top of my panel, then used the second detail butterfly from the small stencil set to do a monoprint. To do this, I applied Evergreen Bough Distress Ink directly to the stencil and spritzed it with water, then used it as a stamp. This gave me three different butterfly images to fill my card.

I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in in Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape


I hope you’re inspired to play with this gorgeous stencil! Thanks for dropping by today! 

Autumn

Boxes 12 Up

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Hi there! It's Liesbeth Fidder here today to share two cards using the Boxes 12up Frame Stamp and matching stencil. I am showing two different ways you can use it. Here is the first card: 



Instructions: 
I stamped the Boxes 12 up Frame Stamp with black ink on a piece of white cardstock. Using the matching stencil, I sponged with Distress inks Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany through the stencil into the boxes. I stamped (through the stencil) the Compass Eclectic Stamp and Flourish Texture Stamp using the same colours of Distress ink. With a 1 inch punch, I punched out 12 squares out of sticky masking paper and masked the squeres. I stamped the French Script Background Stamp several times with black ink. I removed the masks. On a seperate piece of white paper I stamped the text 'The journey is the reward' from the Journey Word Block Stamp and the globe from the Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp and cut them out. I glued the words on a small piece of black paper and added it onto the card with glue. I finished this card with black, yellow and dark red cardstock.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil 
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Aged Mahogany
Archival Ink: Jet Black
1" square punch

Here is my next card: 


Instructions: 
First I stamped the Boxes 12 up Frame Stamp onto white cardstock with black ink. Using the stencil, I laid it off centre to the stamped squares and sponged the card with Distress inks Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey. I sponged it part by part and started every time in a corner, and I moved the stencil until the background was completely covered with the stencil. I sponged one corner of each square with a bit of Chipped Sapphire, using the stencil. After that I masked the squares with masking paper and stamped the images from Seashells and Sail Away stamp sets. I finished with some highlights using a white gel pen. I glued it onto a white card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil 
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamps
Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey, Chipped Sapphire
White gel pen

I hope you like these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Liesbeth 

Polka Dots Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 05, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the new small Polka Dots stencil. This stencil has a very beautiful and interesting design. It’s different from other dots stencils because of the beautiful extra lines inside the dots.

Below I’m sharing 3 techniques using the small Polka Dots stencil to create backgrounds for cards. But of course you can use parts of the stencil in combination with paint to create layers on your cards or art journal pages as well.

On the first card I’ve used the ‘stamping with a stencil’ technique. The result is a reverse print of the stencil. Love the outcome!


Instructions
1. Ink up the Polka Dots stencil with Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral. Stamp with the inkpads directly on the stencil. Spray water on top with a mini mister and put a watercolour card panel on top. Rub over the panel with your hands and wait a few seconds before removing it to let the ink soak into the paper.

2. Stamp randomly with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. 

3. Stamp a flower from the Etched Flowers set on a paper scrap using Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick and Carved Pumpkin. Cut out and decorate with machine stitches.  Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday set to the bottom corner. Fold 2 tabs from painted ribbon and attach tabs and flower to the card with 3D tape.

To create the background of the second card I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray by Ranger. The Resist Spray is a textured spray that dries clear and is water resistant.


Instructions
1. Work on a protected area because the spray is very difficult to remove from f.i. a craft sheet.  As Tim Holtz recommends I made a spray box from a cardboard box. The upright sides of the box prevent the spray from flying all around and damaging things on your worktable. Put a panel of watercolour paper in the box, lay the stencil on top and spray through the stencil with the resist spray. Rinse the stencil immediately with water. 

Let the sprayed layer dry, it only takes a few minutes.


2. Spray Distress Spray Stains Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron on top.  Move the panel to blend the colours. Let dry.

3. Stamp a flower from the Fine Flowers Vol 2 set on a scrap of watercolour paper. Colour the print with Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon using a water brush. Cut out. Stamp the flower one more time - straight onto the background - in order to retain all the details of the stamped image.  Glue the coloured flower on top of this print.

4. Finish the card off with a sentiment from the Simple Sayings stamp set. 

On the following cards I used the Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium ‘Crazing’ by Ranger. This medium is a crackle gel and dries translucent with a subtle crackle matte finish. 


Instructions
1. Apply Crazing Medium through the Polka Dots stencil using a palette knife. Let air-dry.


2. Scribble on the background with various colours of Distress Crayons. Use a wet brush or your finger to blend the colours. 

3. Stamp the birds on white stamping paper, cut out and adhere to the background.

4. Punch 2 circles out of paper scraps and make a small hole in each circle using a Crop-a -Dile. Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday set on the pink circle.

5. Wrap black thread around the card and attach the circles as shown.

To make this final card create the same background as for the previous card using different colours of Distress Crayons.


1. Stamp the car and text with Archival Ink Jet Black on white stamping paper and cut out. Colour the back window of the car with Distress Ink Weathered Wood using a water brush. Stamp the leaves from the Carved Leaves Vol 2 using Distress Oxides and cut out. 

2. Wrap black thread around the card and assemble as shown.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Crayons: Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Spray Stains: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Crazing  
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 


Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Starry Night Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Hi, Godelieve Tijskens here, sharing 2 cards I made using the Small Starry Night Stencil.
 



On the first card I used the stencil to create a starry background.
 

I have chosen Carved Pumpkin and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks to sponge a background onto smooth watercolor paper.  I applied several layers to get intense colors. I used my heat tool to dry the ink completely before the next step.
 

I switched colors to sponge the stars through the Small Starry Night stencil using mini ink blending tools.
 

To cut the tag I used a Sizzix die.  
 

Words and brushes from the Artist Palette stamp set were stamped with black Archival ink onto the tag. I inked the edges with black ink and attached black ribbon and twine to the top. The starry background was glued onto a white card. To put the tag in place I used 3D foam tape.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Starry Night
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Artist Palette
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Carved Pumpkin, Evergreen Bough
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Mini Ink Blending Tools
Sizzix Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Tie
 
On this next card I used the stencil to create a starry sky. 

 
First I applied light modeling paste using the small Mesh stencil and a plastic card. I avoided the top left corner, for the stars. After the paste had dried I applied a coat of gesso. I painted this piece with Dylusions Paints Chopped Pesto and Periwinkle Blue.

While the paint was still wet I have put the Small Starry Night stencil in place and used a baby wipe to lift the paint in the top left corner through the stencil. Gesso makes it easy to lift the paint.
 
The car and words from the Classic Cars set were stamped with black Archival ink. I heat embossed these with clear embossing powder.  Archival ink can be embossed if you work quickly. The car was cut out, and adhered to the background with 3D foamtape. The panel got a black mat, and was glued onto a white card.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Starry Night, Mesh
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Classic Cars
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gesso
Dylusions Paints: Periwinkle Blue, Chopped Pesto
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Clear embossing powder
Baby wipes 
 
I hope you enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by.

Godelieve

Summer Oasis Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hello stampers and crafters! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of samples using the new Photo Stamp called Summer Oasis. It's a lovely beachside scene of an umbrella and two chairs, and the first thing I did with it was to create a bit of a messy postcard look with some Distress Ink and some postal stamp images:



Instructions:

1. Apply a thin coat of gesso unevenly on a piece of cream cardstock. Leave some areas uncovered.

2. Apply some Frayed Burlap Distress ink to a scrap piece of acetate, spritz with water and smear this onto the gessoed background.

3. Dry well, then stamp various images from the Correspondence Stamp Set using Frayed Burlap ink and Archival ink in Cobalt and Vermillion.

4. Stamp the Summer Oasis image over the top of the background using Archival Jet Black ink, then trim this piece down leaving a narrow border.

5. Fold an A5 piece of cream cardstock in half and stamp the Mesh Background stamp on it using Frayed Burlap ink.

6. Adhere some coordinating washi tape in the bottom left hand corner of the card front and adhere it to the card base using foam mounting tape.


When I first saw this image I was excited to have another opportunity to create another sunset background. These backgrounds are very easy and are quite impressive.


Instructions:

1. Load the Summer Oasis stamp into a Misti (or similar tool) and stamp it onto cream cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink. Leave the stamp in place but remove the stamped image (you'll be wanting to stamp the image in exactly the same place so take care to replace it in exactly the same spot).

2. Punch a circle from a Post It Note and place it were you'd like your sun to appear (half above the horizon and half below it). Mask off the area under the horizon line with a Post It Note, then apply your choice of Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset. Here I started with Antique Linen, then I applied Spiced Marmalade, then Picked Raspberry and finally Wilted Violet at the top. Blend each colour well.

3. Apply some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide to the thatched umbrella. (Note: you'll notice that the Distress Oxide inks are opaque in nature and make the stamped Summer Oasis image a little cloudy. We will pop the image back in the Misti and stamp over the top with black ink to make the stamped image clear again).

4. Remove the Post It Note from the horizon line and use it to cover the sky while you work under the horizon. Use the Antique Linen to ink the area, the apply some Spiced Marmalade to the water. Add some Frayed Burlap to the sand area of the image. Remove the Post It Notes to reveal the coloured image.

5. Place the coloured image back in place in the Misti, and stamp again in black ink. This should clarify the Summer Oasis image. Trim this piece leaving a border around the coloured image and adhere to a kraft card.

6. Stamp the words from the Tropical Island stamp set using Versamark ink and emboss using gold embossing powder. Trim down and adhere to card front using foam tape.


Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Summer Oasis Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Correspondence, Tropical Island
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Gesso
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxide ink: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Archival ink: Cobalt, Vermillion, Jet Black

Washi tape
Versamark
Gold embossing powder

Thanks for dropping in today. I hope you will enjoy creating your own Summer Oasis!


Farm Truck Photo Stamp Four Ways

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 23, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here today to share some cards created using the fabulous new Farm Truck Photo Stamp. I have used four different mediums to show how you can achieve different looks with the one stamp.



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 9.5cm x 27cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Apply the Scratches Background Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.

3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Farm Truck Photo Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink.

4. Apply Distress Oxides onto a heat resistant craft sheet. You can use whatever combination of colours you like. Here I have used Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet. Spritz the oxides on the sheet with water and press the stamped image into the ink. Dry with a heat gun and then repeat until you are happy with the result. Make sure you have a tag or scrap cardstock on hand to swipe up the leftover oxide on the sheet to avoid wastage. Dry with a heat gun and then cut neatly around the edge of the stamped image. Use an ink blending tool to apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edges.


5. Scribble on the craft sheet next with a white paint pen such as a Sharpie or Posca Pen. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and add some highlights to the lights and windows of the stamped truck image. Flick some white droplets over the image also. Dry with a heat gun and then stick down on the card front.

6. Stamp the sentiment as well as three stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam behind the sentiment to make it pop.


This next card was created in exactly the same way as the first card but instead of using Distress Oxides I have used Distress Inks. Again you can choose whatever colour combination suits. Here I have used Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey. I have flicked some water over the inked image for a water stained look and added some white droplets using a paint pen.



For this next card I have stamped the Farm Truck onto a piece of Canson Cotton Mixed Media cardstock. 


I coloured directly onto the image using Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and then used a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours and create a watercolour effect. I scribbled onto a heat resistant craft sheet with the crayons also, picked up the colour with the paintbrush and flicked over the image.


For this final card I stamped the Farm Truck onto Kraft cardstock instead of my usual smooth white cardstock to give it even more of a vintage look. 


I coloured in the image using Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils (any watercolour pencils will do). I then activated the colour using a soft wet paintbrush. I flicked a bit of white paint pen over the image and let that dry. The image was looking a little dark because of the kraft base so I used the white paint pen to add a border inside the stamped one just to break up the darkness a little.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Farm truck Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Watercolour Pencils
Sharpie Paint Pen White

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to play around with different mediums to create your own vintage farm truck cards.

Cheers

Belinda

Gel Printed Mail Art Envelope Video

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here with you today to share a fun gel printed mail art envelope using stencils, stamps and Dina Wakley Media Paint! It's so much more fun to send and receive decorated envelopes for your card or other mail items! 

I've created a full video tutorial so you can watch how it all come together. But first, here's a look at the front and back of the envelope: 

 


And some close ups: 


To see how I have created it, watch the video here: 


Hope this inspires you to create some fun envelopes to send out to your friends and family! If you do, we'd love to see your creations! Please join us in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group where you can share your creations with other like minded crafters :) 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Butterflies Stencil
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Tags, Stitched Borders, Mail Art, Sydney Vol 2 
Ranger Gel Plates - 3 Pack Assorted
Dina Wakley Paints: Buff, Olive, Peacock, Sedona 
Medium Brayer
Archival Inks: Jet Black, Leaf Green 
Plain Envelope

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Woodlands Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 19, 2018

Hi everyone, I'm Heather Telford and I have three cards today made with the beautiful new Woodlands Photo Stamp. I maintain that one can never have too many tree stamps so I am very happy to see this new one! 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine vintage sepia. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Brayer wild honey distress ink over panel starting in the sky and moving toward the ground.
3. Brayer spiced marmalade distress ink to cover two thirds of panel
4. Place a negative circle mask over the panel and dab out colour with a damp sponge. Repeatedly dab with water then dry with a paper towel to remove colour from the circle. A pale orange moon will remain.
5. Trim panel to edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'woodgrain' background stamp on cream cardbase in versafine vintage sepia. Sponge edges with vintage photo distress ink.
7. Mat woodlands panel in brown cardstock, attach to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versafine vintage sepia ink
Distress Ink: vintage photo, wild honey, spiced marmalade 
Clear embossing powder
Brayer

 
Instructions:
1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine onyx black. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Sprinkle cerulean blue colorburst powder over top of stamped panel. Paint over with water to activate paint.
3. While blue is still wet sprinkle fuchsia powder below blue and blend with water. 
4. Repeat with gamboge, then terre verte and burnt orange over the green. Blend each colour a little with the adjacent colour while still keeping some original colour.
5. Trim panel outside the edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'French script' background stamp on black cardbase in versamark ink then emboss in clear powder.
7. Attach woodlands panel to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Colorburst powders:  cerulean blue, fuchsia,  gamboge, terre verte, burnt orange
Clear embossing powder 

 
Instructions: 
1. Place hot pressed watercolour panel in stamp positioning tool against top edge then move ever so slightly down from the edge. (1mm) Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp in versamark ink.
2. Leave stamp in positioner and push panel up to be flush against the top edge of positioning tool. Stamp again, this time in versafine onyx black ink. Emboss panel in clear powder.
3. Stick a waterproof circle mask ( I die cut mine from frisket film) over the trees where you want the moon to appear.
4. Press broken china, chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks on craft mat to use for painting. 
5. Pick up broken china ink with a paintbrush and paint around the moon. Paint rest of the panel with chipped sapphire ink blending the two blues to make a third blue.
6. Paint area furthest from the moon with black soot ink. Painting over the embossing will reveal a thin line of 'snow' on the branches.
7. Remove circle mask and trim panel to edge of stamped design.
8. Stamp sentiment from 'Trees' set on small piece of hot pressed watercolour paper in black ink. Attach to corner of woodland panel.
9. Mat panel in co-ordinating colour cardstock and attach to white cardbase. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Trees Rubber Stamp Set 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink: black soot, broken china, chipped sapphire
circle die
frisket film

I hope you've enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by. 
 

Boat Shed Photo Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here to share a variety of fun projects using the new Boat Shed Photo Stamp! The new stamp had me thinking of warm sunny days out on the water. 

My first card uses the new Sunshine stencil and allowed me to create a focal point using the rays of sunshine behind the boat shed.


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Boat Shed using black archival ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
2. Mask image with the stamped mask. Place sunshine rays stencil over masked image. 
3. Sponge yellow die ink over stencil from the shore line up. 
4. Colour the image using watercolour pencils and waterbrush. 
5. Sponge sunshine rays on another piece of white cardstock. 
6. Cut out image and mount on black cardstock. 
7. Line up sunshine rays on main image with background image and cut background rays to fit on card base. 
8. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
9. Cut out sentiment and mount on black cardstock. Using foam tape attach sentiment to main image. 
10. Using foam tape attach main image to background sunshine. 
11. Attach mounted image and background to cardbase. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed 
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey 
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Sunshine 
Ranger Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencils 

Here's another card using the Sunshine stencil behind the Boat Shed: 


For my next project I created a tag card: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the boat shed onto white cardstock using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
2. Stamp the boat shed image onto copy paper with black archival ink. Cut out the boat shed and the dock to use as a mask. (we will use this in a few of the projects, so keep it nearby) 
3. Mix up white acrylic paint with spritz of water to make a runny white mix. Flick that over the stamped image. Repeat until you get a nice spatter of white. 
4. Let paint dry. Place mask over stamped boat shed and dock. You can use re-positionable tape to keep it flat and protecting the stamped image. 
5. Spray Peacock Feathers Distress Stain Spray over the background. Let dry. 
6. Pull up the mask from the image and add red trim and doors using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
7. Cut tag from background to desired size. Mine measured 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". 
8. Create card base 1/4" larger from the tag. 
9. Stamp anchor and steering wheel in archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Cut out using detail scissors. 
10. Stamp sentiment using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
11. Cut sentiment into tag shape. 
12. Attach tag and elements to top of card with twine. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Sail Away, Simple Sayings Vol. 1
Ranger Distress Stain Spray: Peacock Feathers
White Paint
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencil

For this next cad I wanted to create a sunset feel with the boat shed. 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Boat Shed using brown archival ink on white cardstock. 
2. Place Boat Shed Mask over stamped image. 
3. Cut 3 1/2" circle from cardstock. Use the opening left form the die cut to place over the masked boat shed. Mask along the shore line with another piece of paper. 
4. Sponge yellow die ink in the circle to create the sun set behind the boat shed. 
5. Sponge around the edges of the circle with a light orange die ink to add more shading. 
6. Remove circle mask. 
7. Leave mask over boat shed water and shoreline. 
8. Stamp words over background using brown archival ink. Cut out main image to frame on card. 
9. Place the circle die cut over the sponged sunset. Sponge blue die ink around the edges and on the bottom. 
10. Add color and shading on the boat house and the dock using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
11. Mount image on cardbase.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey
Ranger Distress Ink:  Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
Watercolour Pencils
Circle Die Cut
Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee

For my last project I wanted to play with a journal page and layering the images to get some ideas for scrapbooking a vacation layout. 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the boat shed using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Cut the top and sides of the image and tear along the bottom. 
2. Stamp the palm trees using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Tear edges around image. 
3. Stamp sentiment using brown archival ink on another sheet of newsprint paper. Tear a larger panel to hold both other torn images. 
4. Tear a larger sheet of newsprint to cover all the different pieces. 
5. Smear blue distress oxide ink on craft mat. Spritz with water. Using an acrylic block smear the water and ink to get dots of blue ink on the mat. Place newsprint paper of all images in the ink to pick up spots of blue in the paper. Repeat the process until you get the desired effect on all sheets of newsprint with stamped images and backgrounds. 
6. Repeat the process from the previous step with a light brown ink. 
7. Stamp over the backgrounds using the splatter stamp and dark brown die ink. Randomly stamp to add splatters. 
8. Drip and splatter dark brown distress stain spray randomly over background. 
9. Assemble layers and place on tan background cardstock as base. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed, Palm Trees
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Splatter
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Enjoy Life
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Frayed Burlap, Broken China
Ranger Archival Ink: Sepia
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays: Ground Espresso 

I hope this has you feeling the warm and sunny weather and inspired to ink up the new Boat Shed Stamp! 


Suzz