Monday, 20 October 2014

On Silken Thread - Darkroom Door

I've been having a wonderful time playing with Darkroom Door's 'Carved Leaves Vol 2.' stamp set.  Here are two fabric postcards I created today.

I stamped the 'Emulsion Frame' onto silk.  I used Distress ink for the 'Create' postcard and found that it went very blurry and I liked that effect.  I used VersaMagic for all other stamping and find that it stands up very well to being stamped on silk.  Just make sure that the ink pads are pretty 'juicy'.

It does pay to experiment on scraps of silk or fabric to see how the ink you are using reacts!

I also stamped words from 'Simply Circles' stamp set onto card.

Then I simply layered fabrics, lace tulle and machine stitched them into place.  To complete the postcards, I embellished the leaves with beading and added twine and a word to complete the work.