Sunday 21 February 2016

Indigoblu 'Weird Science' Stamps

As soon as I saw these stamps, I knew that I would have to get them; so many people in my family are scientists of one sort or another!  My sister is taking her final exams to become a GP next week, so I thought that they would be the perfect way to encourage her.  I am also entering this into the Indigoblu blog challenge A Touch of Red.

I started by making an A5 portrait card blank from a piece of A4 black card.  I cut a piece of white stamp card 20.5cm x 14.3cm and stamped randomly to create a background using black Archival ink and the Calculus, Periodic Table of Elements and two of the chemical stamps from the Chemistry lab set by Indigoblu.

On a separate piece of card I stamped the Einstein quote in both red and black, the test tubes and the beakers (again from the Chemistry Lab set).

I used Old Paper and Pumice Stone distress inks with a blending tool to colour the background and added Vintage Photo around the edge to create an aged look.  

I also used a range of distress markers scribbled onto a glass mat with a water brush to colour the beakers and test tubes.

As I wanted to emphasise the red elements for the blog challenge, I added glossy accents to the bottom of the red test tube and beaker. 

I trimmed both the black and red versions of the Einstein quote and matted them onto black paper, leaving a narrow border to mirror the amount of base card which shows around the edge of the background piece.  I tried them both on the background, but as the challenge is called 'A Touch of Red' I went with the red version of the quote.

The beakers were cut out as well as the test tube rack.  I left a small white border round the test tube image and matted it onto black, again leaving just a narrow border.  The beakers and test tubes were added using foam pads for dimension and the quote was glued on flat.
The beakers without foam pads.
I will definitely be using these stamps again.  My father's birthday in May will be the next perfect occasion!



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