Good morning and a very happy Friday, welcome to the weekend! Today I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with a page in my rag book. This is quite unusual for me as the pages don't come out, so I have to work directly into the book. I just had to put my big girl pants on and go for it!
I started with my favourite Dina paints and stencilled a very quick background. This is a lovely cotton rag book, full of texture.
Next came the scary bit! I know that you don't have to use all of a stencil, but I liked all of the words so... I very carefully stencilled with black gesso, then walked away for it to dry completely 'cos I knew I would need to fill in the letters and I've ruined many a good pen by trying to ink over wet paint (and it was tea time so it seemed a good time to walk away) I did hope that the craft room tidying fairies would visit overnight, but they never turned up.
Much as I love this book, there's no way you can get a clear stamped image in it, so I decided to use tags. I stamped roughly on copy paper to see where they needed to be, then stuck them together and gessoed over in white.
I positioned the stamp right in the corner of my platform so that I could find the same place when I'd coloured her. Then I just stamped the lovely lady onto the tags, coloured her in, then re-stamped to add all the detail back. I added a few blue stars to tie in with the background
Then to finish, I used the same paints to make some hole reinforcers for the tags. I do believe you can buy a punch that does this, but this way I can make any size that I like.
This is the lovely stamp set that I used, and can be found here in Dot's store, along with lots of other Dina goodies which can be found here.
I hope that you like my page and that you join in with our challenge. You still have the whole weekend to make something featuring a stamp from the heaps of ranges that Dot stocks.
Have a very happy weekend, and thanks so much for looking x