September 10, 2015

Dream, Explore, Discover

Time for our monthly Product Focus with Artistic Outpost and this month we are showcasing imagery from  the Storybook Themes range of stamps.
I decided to work with the fabulous Huck Finn stamp set this week showcasing the imagery on a die cut matchbox and coordinated accordion card.
I coloured the background of each piece with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Dark Grey Value 3 and Titanium White, blending the colours with a baby wipe. I then applied Carbon Black Acrylic to the edge of a lid and stamped the lid onto the layered piece on the matchbox, adding shading to the circle with Gelatos. I then stamped the focal image onto the card and added delicate splatters of Titanium White paint. I also added decorative tissue tape around the edge of the matchbox.
The accordion card was also coloured with the same paint colours and once again I added painted circles randomly around the card. I then added the imagery from the Huck Finn stamp set to the accordion using Black Archival Ink.
I added shading to the circles using Gelatos, adding a black Gelato around the circle for added shading and definition. I also applied grey Gelatos to the surrounding areas of the circles to add more definition and layers of colour.
For added interest I added scratch lines with an old credit card and Titanium White Fluid Acrylic along with delicate splatters. I also stamped the text, Dream, Discover and Explore, again from the Hick Finn stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

DESIGNER: Tracy Evans x x


Ana K. said...

I love this very much!!

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE the vintage feel of it, and thanks for sharing how you made the backgorund!

Donna M said...

I'm very impressed. Great job, Tracy!