February 18, 2016

You Are The Hero In Your Own Story.

Today I am showcasing the fabulous Paperboy stamp set from Artistic Outpost.

I went for a vintage feel and tones to this weeks piece and I am really pleased with how this one turned out.
I began by applying a layer of Gesso randomly to the background using a palette knife and then allowing to dry.
Once the Gesso was completely dry I then added some torn text from an old Alice in Wonderland book, adding random machine stitching to the top for added texture.
I then took the lid off my Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain and flicked some of the ink onto the background to add further to the aged feel.
The Paperboy was stamped with Black Archival Ink and then coloured lightly with pencils.  To showcase the focal image further I added a circle of paint using a lid from an old container.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x


3 comments:

Shari Trumbull said...

Amazing card, Tracy! Love its classy simplicity and natural/neutral tones, beginning with the kraft card base--Love It!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Tracy, love the random gessoed background and anything with Alice included is a winner in my book! The stitching adds yet another layer of texture and interest, topped off by that wonderful little paperboy stamp. Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Christine Kiehl said...

Nicely done. Very creative! I love their stamps and your work!