Lin Brown's fabulous new stamps are launching on the PaperArtsy Blog this week and already in stock at your favourite retailers just ready to fly off the shelves!
Item 1: Cheerful Card using ELB22
The first project is made using glossy card which I've coloured with Distress inkpads to match the Fresco paint colours (Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers). I then stamped the text all over the background in the same inks and then over-stamped the leaves and flowers with Fresco paints (Candy Floss, Hey Pesto, Caribbean Sea, Snowflake:
I liked the contrast in texture between the smooth glossy card and the rough matte paint. The large teasels and harebell and the white flowers were all stamped over the top. When dry, I've sketched round them in a black pen and added white highlights and some white text.
Item 2: Birdcage using ELB21
Here I've stencilled the Crafters Workshop Template 'Circles in Lines' onto a panel of white card, first in Caribbean Sea and then, turning the stencil the other way, with Limelight. This gives a really eye catching background.Then I stamped all the images over the top in white paint and embossed them in white. To put colour back in I used a cocktail stick dipped into the paint - this is a bit fiddly and time consuming, but it does give a lovely scratchy effect.To finish I outlined with a black pen.
Item 3: Birdcage using ELB21
For this project I decided to work on fabric. I've used calico backed with an iron on interfacing to give it a bit more body. The background branches are stamped in StazOn and then painted and little flowers are also added in. The three main images are on separate pieces of material, cut out and then stitched on. Here I've used the sewing machine like a black pen, stitching sketchy lines to give a doodly effect. Leave threads and frayed bits hanging to add interest. I put the whole thing onto felt and I've teased out the edges with a needle.
Many thanks go to Lin for letting me have a play with her new stamps - they're such wonderful, inspiring designs and so easy to work with.