Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Youthful Dreams - Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door has just released another amazing series of texture stamps.  I love the versatility of texture stamps and keep them close at hand to add another layer of interest to my work.

Today I'm sharing with you the first artwork I created using the Polka Dots texture stamp.

  1. Firstly gather together a variety of neutral coloured papers along with a pretty floral.  Then add a small image to use as a focal point (I used a butterfly postage stamp), a paper doily, fabric scraps including sheer organza, leather, buttons and calendar washi tape to your collection.
  2. Stamp Polka Dots onto a small panel of vintage paper using taupe coloured ink.  Use a variety of papers and the stamped panel to compose the first layer of work.  Affix some panels with glue stick and others with washi tape.  Stamp Polka Dots in another section of the work (I did a second generation stamp to give a faded appearance.
  3. Add other layers of paper if required and add machine stitching using a complimentary coloured thread.  I used circular motions of sticking to tie in with the Polka Dots stamp and doily.
  4. Stamp quote from Darkroom Doors 'Enjoy Life' stamp set onto doily and gently heat set the ink.  Affix small focal image to doily, along with fabric scraps, lace and a button to embellish the doily and add to work.  Embellish the rest of the work with a leather heart, button and lace.

Darkroom Door Supplies used:

Other supplies:
Various patterned and vintage papers that coordinate well together
Ink -
Sewing machine, heat tool, thread, glue stick, paper doily, buttons, lace, postage stamp, fabric scraps and washi tape

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