One of the card collections I was fortunate enough to have published in the Spring issue of The Stampers’ Sampler features one of my all time favourite Darkroom Door stamp sets, Feathers. I’ve been lucky enough to have previous submissions featuring those stamps published in various Stampington titles but that didn’t lessen the thrill that this card collection made it to print.
The main idea behind this collection was to showcase stamping onto wood. Some subtle stamped script with a simple embellishment of a bark butterfly.A single word stamped onto wood, layered onto a piece of painted burlap and a touch of crochet lace.
All of the cards, they are actually cards and not panels, have a base layer of tree bark with the stamped wood panels layered onto the bark.I so love those feather stamps!Once again, the script stamp makes an appearance,with a hand-cut wooden tag declaring be free.I tried to vary the stamped panels, at times paints were applied along with the walnut ink wash and I decided to stamp this feather three times.A hint of blue is in the painted and stained panel. I selected the crochet lace to enhance the rustic nature of the panels. A simple twine bow adds another detail.A stamped wooden label, layered to frayed muslin.
There is something quite elegant about this particular feather.
The markings on the wood came about from the way I applied the stain.
Another hand-cut tag.If my memory serves me well, that is the final collection to share from the Spring issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. I still have a few posts to catch-up with, including the most recent issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, where amongst other artwork, I had Halloween art published. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to rush us through the summer months, I will delay for the moment sharing Halloween art with you!
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26 Jul 2016 18 Comments