Hello stampers! It is Anna-Karin here today with a wall-hanging tutorial, made with the lovely Winter Tree Photo Stamp.
I love tree stamps, and since this tree is so gorgeous I wanted to make something for the wall of my studio. Instead of using traditional 'tree' colours, I went with pastel coloured Distress Inks here. This is a quick and simple project and the technique would work great for cards too.
Stamp the tree three times on glossy cardstock and emboss with clear powder.
Ink with Distress Inks using a mini ink-blending tool. I used Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick, and Cracked Pistachio. Make them lighter towards the base of the tree. The embossing will resist the ink.
Cut a piece of mat board and coat with gesso. You could also use chipboard.
Add a layer of DecoArt Matte Medium, to make the Crackle Paste adhere better.
Finish the background with a layer of Crackle Paste, varying the thickness. The thicker the paste, the larger the cracks. Let dry. The crackled background gives a nice, but subtle, texture to the wall-hanging.
Matte the trees on watercolour paper, which has been distressed around the edges.
The white trees look nice together with the pastel inking, and on the glossy cardstock. You could also use coloured embossing powder, for a different effect.
Add a sentiment sticker and you are done.
Darkroom Door Winter Tree Photo Stamp
Ranger Glossy Cardstock
Sizzix Little Sizzles White Mat Board
Daler & Rowney Aquafine watercolour paper
Ranger Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
DecoArt: Crackle Paste, Gesso, Matte Medium
Tim Holtz idea-ology: Small Talk Stickers
Thank you so much for looking!