It was a close thing as to whether I would manage a blog post today but I am trying to get back to daily (or near daily) posting this week. The hope was now the holiday was done and dusted that things would free up a bit for me, but stuff keeps getting in the way (like today when DD had a brace fitting appointment then needed dropping off at school and the shopping needed doing – that pretty much killed the day up till noon!)
But ever since I got my lovely load of Stampotique stamps I have had this project spinning about in my head. I watched Gonzo recently and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed the writings of Hunter S. Thompson, and the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas particularly. I have a collection of some of my favourite quotes and I thought I would have a bit of a play with my new stamps and make a set of tags, and eventually a little tag book to hold them. I wanted to try out some stamping techniques, some things from the Tim Holtz book, some things I had an idea that might work but I wasn’t sure of, and just get sticky, scrappy, and inky. So I did.
First, a technique. VERY please with this one, love how it looks. I was going thru my crafty bits when working on the iPad cases and one thing I came across was a bit of plastic canvas. I liked the mesh effect and thought it would be great used as a mask or stencil for Cosmic Shimmer mist
I’m sure it isn’t as nice on the screen as it is IRL. I think it makes a great background. This is Distress ink in Crushed Olive, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy and Barn Door, swiped on a craft sheet, misted, and cheap Staples luggage tags dragged thru it and pounced on it to soak up the ink then dried and then the mesh over the top and Mango Blaze spritzed thru it.
I added a few more bits, a swirl stamp from Inkadinkadoo, a foam compass stamp from the stencil dept. of a DIY store, one of the Stampotique guys, and a bat or three from a very old Edward Gorey stamp set. Used a couple of the (very few) Copic markers I have to colour him in . The quote is printed in Cocaine Sans then cut out.
I quite enjoyed it. Tomorrow, if I can make find the time, I’ll do another couple.