Wow! Two posts in two days - you can bet I'm not getting as much work done as I should!! Thank goodness I'm my own boss or I might get fired for stamping on the job LOL
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I thought this word stamp was just a perfect fit for this image! All the rubber is from
I Brake For Stamps The teepee (comes in two sizes - this is the larger one) and blanket pattern are single images, and the phrase is on a half sheet of other cool sentiments, etc. #IBFS-IB06
The technique on the main image panel is one I submitted to Pat and she put it in the current Technique Junkies 04/08 newsletter - woohoo! It's called Aged Tiles, and it's super easy. I used Distress Aged Paper to age all the edges. I stamped the teepee in Staz-On Timber Brown and used a blender pen to color it in with Distress Frayed Burlap.
When coloring with a blender pen, close your inkpad, gently press the lid to the pad, open container, and use the ink pooled in the lid to dip blender tip or water brush in.
I partially inked the blanket pattern large bkgd stamp by swiping a Distress Vintage Photo pad over it randomly. I stamped this on one side of the main panel, and also made a card front the same way. I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment, color in more of the image, and edge the cardfront. I then layered the main panel to a coordinating rusty brown panel.
The piece between the main image and cardfront is a taupe panel I brushed with Distress Frayed Burlap Crackle Paint. I left it a little streaky for more visual texture (you may have to click the photo above to see this). I was quite pleased that it curled up initially when wet and then dryed pretty flat without almost no warping. I used a scissor to notch out the edges, and then used aged copper brads in the corners.
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