Sunday, March 8, 2009
Back from a Stamping Retreat
I'm just back from a stamping retreat, and I had a blast of creativity there! Among many other techniques, I experimented with Gesso there, and I LOVE this medium.
This card is created on an old book page using the Gesso resist technique.
I brushed Gesso over the whole page, let it dry, then overstamped the flower image (Innovative Stamp Creations) with clear ink and embossed it with clear powder. Then I sponged the whole page with several shades of Adirondack inks.
The background is stamped (Stampington) and embossed with clear powder onto dark blue cardstock, and the same stamp as for the background I also used to stamp onto the Prima flower.
Another Gesso card: The background is created with Gesso on dark green cardstock, then I wiped some green acrylic shades over the gesso. The image (Darkroom Door) is stamped with Adirondack white pigment ink and then a little beside the original image again with Memento green ink. Then I masked the image roughly and overstamped it with the SU Linen background.
The sentiment is a bit difficult to read on the photo. It says: all the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today (Indian proverb).
And one more Gesso card... This card is created on an old colorful journal page which I brushed with Gesso. Then I overstamped the image (Stampington) with Palette Noir ink. Mounted on black cardstock, added the sentiment (American Art Stamps), that's it. And I love the result.
No Gesso card...LOL! This is my well-known beloved Teykol technique. I stamped the image (Stampington) onto white Chromolux cardstock with StazOn Jet Black, then brushed Teykol resist medium just a little beside the stamped lines. Then I sponged the whole image with several shades of Adirondack inks, mounted it onto green and brown cardstock, added the sentiment (Stempelbar, the image translates "Thank You"), some dewdrops and a pre-printed leaf (Prima Marketing).
More cards soon...