Darkroom Door's Polka Dots texture stamp was the inspiration for this journal page. Polka Dots is so striking when inked in black don't you think?!
- Stamp 'polka dots' three times - first, second and third generation stamping on the lower section of vintage paper panel to add a variation in depth of colour. I used paper from an encyclopedia.
- Find a black and white image of a person, trim it so that their eyes are the focal point. Position this in place and stamp a 'top hat' above it. Add a thin layer of white paint just below the face, when dry stamp 'airship'. Add a touch of taupe paint to help blend the paint to the colour of vintage paper.
- Stamp 'New York sign' on plain vintage panel, trim to size and affix to work.
- Layer work onto another piece of torn vintage paper, torn black scrapbooking paper and a thin layer of card (small than the other panels - to add strength to layers in preparation for machine stitching). I added red ink to the torn black scrapbooking panel for contrast of colour.
- Add matching stitching to frame and make connections between the elements on the page.
- Stamp '31' using red ink, trim to size and add to work. Affix postage stamp to the lower section of work.
- Layer work onto sheet music, encyclopedia paper and cream card. Stamp 'exploration', 'adventure' and 'small cog' twice to complete work.
Darkroom Door products used:
Vintage papers (encyclopedia, sheet music), cream card, black scrapbooking paper, ink - red and black, sewing machine, threads - red and orange, acrylic paint - white and taupe, postage stamp and double sided tape.