Sunday, 11 May 2014

Be Cool, Wear a Corset - Darkroom Door

The selection of images in Darkroom Door's 'Corsetry' stamp set are a fabulous mix!  

My starting point for this piece was a Project Life card, which I had lightly covered in gesso.  I stamped the corset onto a scrap of patterned paper, trimmed it to size, affixed it to the card and then stamped the 'lace' image towards the bottom of the card.  Next I stamped the work 'elegant' onto a small piece of organza, gently heat set it and adhered it to the card with gel medium.  A button, a scrap of satin and a couple of snap fasteners were used to embellish the card.

I stamped both advertisement stamps on white card, trimming away the words from one and layered these, along with scrapbooking paper, ribbon and black ric-rac onto a white card.  Finally I stamped the hooks and eyes in the lower right section of the card to complete this project.

Supplies used:  
Darkroom Door Corsetry stamp set
Project Life card, patterned papers and white card
Organza and fabric scrap
Black Onyx VersaFine ink
Ribbon, ric-rac, button and snap fasteners

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Typewriter - Darkroom Door

Having a secretarial background in my distant working life, I was extra thrilled to received the newly released Darkroom Door Collage Stamp, 'Typewriter' to play with.  In the foreground of this photo is a vintage paper punch that belonged to my Poppa.  I keep it in my studio because I love how it looks, however, it came in quite handy for this project.


To begin with I worked on a piece of watercolour paper (the smooth side) and stamped the collage stamp, 'Typewriter' and then added scripted text from the stamp sets, 'Correspondence' and 'Vintage Office,' which both work beautifully with the Typewriter collage stamp.  I also used the postmark stamp in red twice on the background.  I decided to keep the colour palette very simple using only black, grey and red inks, along with shades of white and taupe papers.
Then it was a simple matter of embellishing with other images from the stamp sets, a Tim Holtz pen nib and mini paperclips, staples, vintage postage stamp and text, and finally punched circles with Poppa's paper punch.

Now it might be time to search for my Poppa's old typewriter and put it to use once more!

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp Typewriter
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets - Correspondence and Vintage Office
Ink - Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (VersaFine), Red Brick (VersaMagic)
Tim Holtz mini paper clips and pen nibs
White card, vintage novel and old postage stamp