This is my first play with the new Alice in Wonderland stamp by Mabel Lucie Attwell, and I wanted to stamp on top of this piece, Help, but couldn't find a stamp that said help, or even any letters that I could spell out the word! So I used one of Mr Holtz's sayings which I thought apt. This is an old fashioned piece of stamping using the mask technique, and distress inks. I used only the new colours, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone, Wild Honey.If you have never masked before, then here's how. Stamp your stamp onto a post-it note, or scrap piece of paper, and cut carefully out. Use a knife to get into those hard to reach places. Stamp your mage on your main piece of card or background, and lay the mask on top of the stamped image. I carefully added a VERY SMALL touch of glue to mine to stop it slipping, while I did the background. I then added distress inks all around it , and across it, making sure I inked right up to the mask.
Lace background for the table cloth , and stamped it in one of the distress inks. Remove the mask, and you should have one stamp , on a coloured background. Any missing areas, I touched up with a waterbrush and the appropriate colour ink. I coloured in the image by swooshing the distress inks on my non stick mat, and used a wet paintbrush to apply colour to the image. I love distress inks for this purpose, but any ink that is water based will be fine. Finally I added the sentiment in Rusty Hinge.
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