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Friday, March 4, 2016

from black to white...

let's start with a shipping update...
GOOD NEWS!

my stampers anonymous products
 are shipping NOW to stores, so if you preordered stamp sets, stencils, 
they will be arriving any day!

today I thought I'd share another way 
to use a solid image stamp & 
to show what a difference you get going from a black to a white focal point...

I'm using the bird/branch from


here is the image stamped in jet black...
you could quit there & it looks good...
but...
 with "the bird on a branch SiSi", I could add embossing powder to just the bird to accent him...
the stencil allows the background to be protected & the embossing powder adheres only to the bird...
here's how...
just place the stencil over the stamped image, add archival ink & the coordinating embossing powder...
this guy is done with custom brick embossing powder...

the SiSi stamp is the outline of the bird/branch, so they work well together or alone...




I flippin' LOVE the 



and here is the same image again...
this time on
 the distress crayon background...

you can read 
about the distress crayon background


then I wondered what this image would look like stamped & embossed with white...

below is my super quick test drive card...

the base is mixed media cardstock...
I stamped the bird/branch with 
embossed it with 
I filled in the background with weathered wood & brushed corduroy distress spray stains...

the embossing protects the image & the distress inks do all the work...

working under the bird, I added water first,  then dropped the brushed corduroy into the water, close to the bird, to keep the darkness there...

you can see some photos in this post...
you'll see the water being added & the stains being dropped in...

while that was still wet, I added water around  the remaining portion of the bird, 
then dropped in weathered wood stain & let the magic happen...

when the stains were dry, you'll see I added some stenciling in the background...
that was added with the old ledger stencil, 

BUT...

you could stencil first, if you used archival, then add the distress as a watercolor...
DRY archival ink is waterproof...

I flicked some brushed corduroy distress stain over the card...
I love the detailer water brush for that...

I tossed this in the trash...
it was meant just for a test to see if I liked it, 
then I got it out to show you...
oh...what the heck...be brave...
it's nothing fancy, 
but it might inspire you to
play...

the sentiment was stamped with  jet black & I used a waterproof pen to draw a very loose "frame" around the ink...

was added & that's it...
put it on a thin brown cardstock & then on a mixed media card...




I L O V E how the colors blend...
keep that in mind when choosing your colors...
this is a gorgeous combo...


I think this is another example of how versatile stamps are & how a simple change of color really makes a big impact...

 try this once  & you'll see it's a very easy simple card...
if you need to create a last minute card, 
this is it...

have a GREAT weekend...

I hope you'll grab your stamps &

MAKE ART!
wendy


11 comments:

Sue said...

More beautiful creations! So glad you pulled that one piece out of the trash!

Debby said...

Very cool! Love how the image changed when turned into white. Hoping to have some time to play over this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I just love seeing your creations!! They always, always inspire me!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jane Luxem said...

Will you be in rockford this weekend?

Jane Luxem said...

Will you be in rockford this weekend?

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Love, love, love!

Dorothy said...

so creative!!!!

Redanne said...

Beautiful creations Wendy, I just love, love, love how the white bird image turned out, it is fabulous! xx

jan metcalf said...

Sweet looks!

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE the white silhouette look...amazing!!

jan metcalf said...

Fun looks!