You can turn a block stamp into a line image by cutting it out. It's like havin' a whole new stamp-woohoo! :0)
I started out with an embossed image (so that the dark outlines wouldn't be obscured by the lumiere.) If you wipe it off right away it won't obscure the lines--if you forget like me--because it's embossed--it lets you scrape the Lumiere off afterwards (gently with your fingernail ) :0)
- Paint a coat of lumiere allover blooms & branch
- Add a layer of reinker wash over top--as though water colouring (shading etc... the way you like to) This is a mix of Basic Gray & Black craft ink and water. The Black craft gives a purpley hue, kinda neat.
- Add another Lumiere layer--if you want to tone it down at all
- Optional texturing: when it's almost dry, you can use a dead ballpoint pen, or a glaze/glitter pen to dry emboss a pattern into it:
To Stamp with Lumiere:
You can just keep adding reinker in stages until you have a colour you like. This is Basic Grey Reinker
For a tidier (more even) look with a thin coat or fine detail, you can mix your lumiere & ink on a plate/acrylic block & then brayer it onto your stamp. (I found I had to work way quicker as it was thin, so it dried quicker, but you get a nice application)
Be sure to clean your stamp right away,
so that the lumiere paint does not dry on it.
Stamps: illumination definition text stamp from Above the Mark stamps The text is stamped on Basic Grey in white craft ink (stamped off 2x to pale it a bit); Flourish from In the Garden by Fancy Pants, (Sorry, I've no idea where the magnolia stamp is from. If you know, I'd love to hear!) "love" sentiment from Noteworthy
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Black, Perfect Plum (main card), Naturals white (round tab)
Accessories: embroidery thread (Pewter gray 457), Hodge podge hardware styled silver circle (tag & brads), Strip cut from 7gypsies gaffer tape Le Monde (tinted with Black Stazon to reduce contrast of white text), Black marker to distress edge of Plum card.
Thank you all so much for bein' you! It warms my heart to know you're all out there making art!
(and I really need heartwarmin' today, it's chilly-rainy here in Coquitlam!)