Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy Halloween

I got this stamp a few weeks ago, but this is the first time I have used it.  It took a few tries to get a clean stamp because the stamp is large, and the middle didn't want to transfer.  I finally decided to do it differently.  I cut the paper and instead of stamping onto the paper, i put the stamp inked upside up, and placed the paper on top of it and rubbed the image onto it.

 I used distress inks to color. The first one I used reinkers and a water brush, and it took quite a bit of time, but I like the results.  I used the Tim Holtz ruler to pierce an edging on it, then used pop dots to give it a little bit of dimension

The second card I used the Distress markers.  I liked the control it gave me for coloring, but I guess I need to work with them more because I like the colors I got with the reinkers better.  Instead of piercing around the edge of this card, I used the deckle blade on my cutterpede to trim it to where there isn't any white showing, and I think I like that look better.

Next time I use this stamp, I think I'll use a combination of reinkers and markers.