When Darkroom Door released their latest batch of stamps which included the new Line Art range, there were also some additions to the Texture Stamp range. One of the Texture Stamps I received was Texture Stamp, Damask.
I had already inked up Splatters and Flourish to create accents for my Line Art samples, but I hadn’t inked up the Damask stamp. I was keen to emphasise the texture element of this range, that it isn’t necessary to create a full background, you can ink up the stamp in a random fashion to create texture on backgrounds.
Previously when I spent time making cards, for me, the pleasure wasn’t purely in the stamping but also in the gathering of little pieces of this ‘n’ that whether fabric/lace fragments, scraps of textural paper, buttons, seam binding, anything that caught my eye and a tag usually formed part of the card, all resulting in cards which tended to be dimensional. So, keeping with this time where I am trying to not always go with my formulated way of creating, I am laying down the texture first and telling myself to step away from the little fragments which would normally adorn projects.
I wanted a boldness to the flower (Darkroom Door Friendship Flowers) which I could have stamped with black ink but to keep with the textural, slightly mixed media feel to the card, I opted to stamp with paint. Full details will appear at the Darkroom Door Blog which is constantly being up-dated with DT samples from all the team.
This is a 6″x4″ cardbase but the actual substrate I worked on was HP watercolour paper 300 gsm.
The Damask pattern is quite subtle in areas, I liked the variation on the background, maybe you can see the texture in the background. A simple sentiment was added to remind us all to embrace lifeI hope this day is an opportunity for you to embrace life
15 Aug 2014 32 Comments