It makes a change for me to have to work a little differently with my stamps. I usually do a lot of stamping onto coloured backgrounds, which is all well and good, but I know that those of you who are not confident with stamping sometimes worry about as you are committed to getting a good image onto a painted background.
As I was able to stamp some of the new designs of Woodware stamps whilst Annette our demonstrator was in store on Saturday, I have lots of black on white card images I can play with.
If I went in with the mister backgrounds, it was going to mute the image, so I decided to play with it a different way.
I started by applying texture paste through my script mask (Mini Art Is) onto some white card. Once dry I sprayed it with chalk cosmic shimmer misters – yellow, pink and purple.
The image I have used is the Woodware Cow Parsley stamp. I darkened up my stamped image with a black fineliner so it was a proper dark black (If I had the stamp to hand I would have stamped and embossed it in black). I spent some time cutting around the image and the greeting. The advantage of this technique is if I had stamped my cow parsley and wasn’t happy with the quality of the image, I could restamp it as many times as I needed to, so ideal for the beginner stamper still learning how to stamp.
I mounted both onto my backing piece using silicone glue so it stood forward from the background. A final black mount really sets off the contrast.