Tuesday, October 28, 2014

End Daylight Saving Time (Or, New Stamps from 100 Proof Press!)


Here's my plug against the upcoming time change that will shorten our daylight hours all the more after Sunday.  It's a quick descent into darkness from now through Winter Solstice in December.  But it's also out of joy for the 100 Proof Press stamps that arrived in my mailbox recently.  So my post is both political and artistic! :)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Spooky Rubbermoon ATC Book

Halloween is in the air and on the page!  And in this case, on what started as a sheet of watercolor paper that morphed into ATCs and became a mini book of Halloween goodness.
 First, I used my Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons to create vibrant background color for each stamp used.  It was a kind of scribble and add water effect.  Next, I used StazOn Jet Black ink to stamp each image on top of my watercolor scribbles.  The jack o'lantern is the only image I stamped first, and colored after.
Rubbermoon stamps used for this project include:  Witch Houses (ge2602), Blue Ribbon Pumpkin (db4795), Hanging Jacks (db4924), Scary House (ge2740),and Scary Neighbors (rm2827).
 I used a heavy black cardstock for the background of each ATC.  From there, I trimmed or square cut each stamped image to my liking.

 This ATC back took a bit of direct to paper Peacock Blue Distress ink and dry brushed acrylic orange paint.  Wouldn't a tree of Hanging Jacks be a funky sight to encounter out in the woods?
More acrylic paint added to this background with a yellow gold trim added after the card's assembly.  The spooky words are add-ons, ephemera from Retro Cafe Art.
 Here is the growing piles of ATCs.
 More acrylic painted background effects.
 This little house is about one of my favorite Halloween images.  Once I had stamped the primary image, I applied a thin layer of Gesso to newsprint paper and restamped the house on this.  The image was then cut out and applied to my ATC.
An eyelet was added to the upper left corner of each ATC.  Through each I ran a piece of skull ribbon and voila!  Happy Halloween! :)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Spooky

Sunday Postcard Art:  Spooky

Whatever did happen to Third Coast Rubber Stamps?  I miss all their funky Halloween images!

Sunday Postcard Art: Hats

Sunday Postcard Art:  Hats