New Darkroom Door releases is always fun especially knowing that one set featured books, the Bookworm stamp set.
It is no secret that I love books. My Mum and I are the readers in the family with my sister and Dad being the sporty ones. When I was a child, at that time, the local Library was housed in an imposing building with countless steps to climb before entering the inner sanctum of the Library itself. It was my Mum who would take me to the Library where she would select her books for borrowing and then we would head to the Children’s Library which had its own room. This was a time when there were signs stating “No Talking” and you know that those words were not to be fooled with! When I think of books it brings a flood of warm feelings to me.
When a book touches me I am happy to re-read it and I have, some would say, far too many books stored in the loft. In recent years the book which touched me the most and actually saw me sobbing (very much in contrast to my character) is “The Book Thief”. However I am not here to chat about books, I am here to share with you my DT sample for Darkroom Door which is an altered papier mache book.
(This will also appear over on the Darkroom Door Blog so I will only share the stamps used and a brief outline of the instructions. )
An aged appearance to the book was called for with me wanting to bring a feeling of worn gilding on a book’s cover. To achieve this I used the wonderful Damask Texture Stamp.
Opening the cover reveals a sentiment and a stack of books.
It is barely visible but around the edges of the left panel is another of the new stamps, the Torn Text Background stamp.To the right the recess is deeper so I formed a stack of vintage book pages, tearing to fit into the recess, with the Darkroom Door books stamped onto the top page.
You can see in this photograph that I really did man handle the papier mache book to give an aged, distressed appearance, including cracking the spine.The Darkroom Door blog is continually being up-dated with many samples featuring the new stamps on display. This DT sample is my first featuring one of the new stamps but soon I will be sharing some more samples featuring other recently released stamps.
Thank You for your visit to this blog post, always much appreciated.
25 Oct 2014 22 Comments