June 4, 2016

Rather Be On My Farm

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Julie here, with a simple Mixed Media card using the Artistic Outpost Spring 2016 Release stamp sets - Harvest, Seed Packets Background and Grunge Elements available on Our Daily Bread Designs website.

The background for this card was designed using a modified version of the Retiform Technique.

To create the background, I folded a piece of 4 ¼” x 11” white cardstock in half and sponged the entire card front with Tim Holtz® (TH) Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I decided on the position of my grids for the frame and used a piece of scrap paper to cover the diagonal lines, sponging one side of the line with TH Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and the other side with TH Vintage Photo Distress Ink (re-positioning the paper along the edges as I created new grids around the entire card base).

Once the grids were sponged, I masked the areas off with sticky note paper, inked the Seed Packets Background stamp with Stāz-On® Jet Black ink and randomly stamped portions of the background around the grid.

After finishing stamping the retiform areas, I added shadows with a water-based black pen along with a water brush, stamped the grid image from Grunge Elements using TH Tea Dye Distress Ink and applied white Gesso® to further "age" the background. 

I prepped two additional pieces of white cardstock with TH Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamped and heat embossed  the young man image and sentiment from Harvest with black embossing powder and added the Grunge Elements grid image with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink before adding both to the card front with dimensional foam.

So we hope we have inspired you to break out your inks, paper along with your stamps and enter your Artistic Outpost artwork into the “June Show Us Your AO Art Challenge” – please click here for details.

Thanks again for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Designer- Julie Gearinger

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