Observations on painted cards


Hi and happy new week!

Two weeks ago Stampers Anonymous released new Tim Holtz stamps and stencils. As expected, the products inspired me strongly, and I was happy to see that my favourite local seller had some of the items already in stock (Nannan Paperi & Helmi, thank you for a super quick delivery!). I'm hoping that the backorder would arrive soon; cannot wait to play with the 'Inquisitive' and 'Floral Outlines'; they look so amazing, too!

In the same delivery I also got some additions to my Dina Wakley / Ranger acrylic paints collection, so of course I had to take the new paints right into use!


I created two cards with the fun 'Stamp-Paint-Stamp' technique that Tim Holtz introduced on one his live tutorials late last year. Cannot remember how he called the technique, but hope you get what I mean with it:

First I aligned the background cardstock on the stamp platform so that I could easily remove the print and re-position it right in the same spot. The image would be printed twice.

Using black Archival Ink I samped the main image, then removed the cardstock from the platform. I left the stamp untouched on the cover of the platform. (Stamp: CMS434. Observations)
Then I painted the picture with quite thin layers of acrylic paint. I did not worry too much about crossing the lines while painting; the black lines would reappear with the second stamp print.

When the paint was dry I placed the cardstock back in the stamp platform and stamped the image again using black Archival. Love, love, love the result!

I created the yellow tone card first: For the background I used a sheet of white mixed media cardstock that allowed me to splash water on the inked background (I just cannot leave an inked background unsplashed, lol!). For covering the painted face I stamped and cut a mask from post-it notes, and used it when decorating the background with stamping.

The second card I made of a sheet of craft cardstock. I painted the image more loosely as I did not intend to make the gentleman look too realistic anyway. For decorating the background I reused the same self-made mask and stamped the background with the gear stamp, leaving some areas blank.



I'm really happy with both cards. Now my head is already buzzing of how I will use the image on an art journal page....!

 Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like my creations!

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