Saturday, 15 September 2018

Creating a Peaceful Scene Using Stamps and a Mask

The current fortnightly challenge on Tag Tuesday is 'Peace'.  I decided to look ahead and created a winter scene using the Peace Frame stamp from Claritystamp.  As I was creating a scene, I decided to use the tag on its side for a change.
I started by adding a piece of copy paper, which had been used to clean up my blending mat,  to a #8 manilla tag.  For once I didn't seal the surface with matte medium as I wanted to use Artistry inks to help create the background.  These are water based and can't be used easily on sealed surfaces. The paper was dried and trimmed.
The Peace frame from Claritystamp was added using Versamark ink and heat embossed in detail bright silver EP from Cosmic Shimmer.
The teeny weenie trees from the Snow Globe Outline stamp set (Claritystamp) were added on the left in Cobalt Archival ink.  I used my Tim Holtz stamp platform to ensure a solid impression.
Symbols of peace - two doves and an olive branch - were added in the same manner.  These are from the Candle Outline stamp set from Claritystamp.
Having cut a mask out of copy paper to follow the line that I wanted, I brushed Wild Bilberry Artistry Ink across the bottom of the tag to create the ground.  A little Black Soot Distress ink provided some contrast.
I decided to add a star above the trees (from the Candle Outline set).  It was stamped and embossed in the same way as the word Peace, then outlined in dark blue using a Sakura everyday micron pen.
To complete the tag, I added a suitable quote from the Small Talk Occasions sticker book by Tim Holtz idea-ology.  To seal the tag, it was given a light spray with Spray and Shine from Crafter's Companion.  Do you think it's too early to be referring to Christmas?  I don't usually get started this soon, but I know there are many of you who do.
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