Thursday, 13 March 2014
UK Stampers Postcard Swap - March
There is no theme for this month's postcard swap on UK Stampers so we have the freedom to do whatever we want. I struggle with this concept and find it really hard to decide on what to do. I was browsing the web and came across a video by Tim Holtz in which he demonstrated his layering stencils. I do not have any of his stencils (I have a few others), nor do I have any distress paints and I have 1 distress stain (white) but I thought I'd try and have a go at layering different stencils, stamps etc.
I used the waste from an alphabet strip die and sponged white distress stain through. I think next time I will use white acrylic paint as the stain did not show at all nor did it provide a resist to the inks I added over it. I used a floral stencil and a chevron one with seedless preserves and peeled paint DIs and dabbed randomly over the postcard blank. I then covered the card with picked raspberry, salty ocean and wild honey DIs and spritzed some water over. The dream lady stamp is by Paper Artsy, the grasses by Duo Designs and the text by Crafty Individuals. I added parts of Tim Holtz's diamond mosaic stamp in random places with pumice stone DI. I spritzed the card with some homemade gold shimmer spray.