March 14, 2013

Read All About It

I am showcasing the fabulous PAPERBOY this week.

I decided to create a book which I covered in some vintage newspaper which I purchased from an antique fair, perfect for this stamp plate I thought. I added a few splats using Distress Stain to add to the aged feel along with a little colouring with the help of brushed corduroy ink.
I stamped the newsprint collage onto a piece of white card with Distress Ink, distressed the edges and then coloured with brushed corduroy Distress Ink, stamping the paperboy on top of the text with black Archival Ink and adding a piece of mica over the top. I found an old buckle which I distressed with black acrylic paint and added to the top of my collage. I also added a wooden number for further dimension and interest.  
I added a piece of ruler which I distressed with a touch of ink, adding "What's the buzz?" to the top of the ruler, stamped onto a piece of calico. I added NEWS to the top of the front cover using Alpha Parts.
I added a small piece of numbered tape and the EXTRA text to complete the front cover. 
The inside has also been covered with newspaper and again aged with ink and splatters. I have stamped the paperboy onto kraft card and added him to the centre along with a key which I have aged with black acrylic paint and a piece of numbered tape to echo the piece on the front cover.
I added Alpha letters once again and the text EXTRA stamped onto card and coloured with Distress Inks.
I have added more images to the left hand side adding more tape and text from this fabulous set.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



butterfly said...

I so love this one Tracy - it's just glorious with all those layers of movement and detail.
Alison x

Barb said...

Fantastic !!!!!

Terry said...

Love how you combined all the stamps and used that vintage newsprint! Fabulous!