Friday 18 January 2019

One tiny Stamp can Create A Whole Background

The current challenge over on Tag Tuesday is Mail, Postmarks or Postage Stamps.   I have a tiny postage stamp stamp by Claritystamp which I bought at a show quite a while back and decided to see if I could create a whole background using it.  As you can see, I was successful.  All stamps used are from Clarity.
I started by adding the top piece of an inky paper towel onto a #8 manilla tag.  This had been used to mop up Distress Oxides and also for cleaning off the harlequin stamp from the journaling set.  The paper towel was sealed with matte medium, dried and trimmed.
Next I added a layer of stamping using the tiny stamp.  There is a larger version of this stamp available in the Stampstamp set.  I used small post it notes to mask off the images where necessary and worked with Saffron, Dandelion and Tiger Lily Archival inks.
My focal image stamp version already consists of the blank stamp, post mark and stripes but these are all available as separate stamps in the Stampstamp set.  I stamped the whole image onto the tag using black dye based ink and then added sections of the postmark only around the edges.
The focal image was stamped again onto a piece of copy paper that I had used to clean my brayer.  The kissing couple from Wee Folk 6 (Wedding) were also added before the stamp was fussy cut.
This was then added to the tag over the top of the original stamping.
To finish, I added pieces of designer tape from Tim Holtz's Correspondence set.
Followed by a couple of elements taken from the Postale Tissue Wrap (also Tim Holtz).
It does go to show that the smallest stamp can create a larger background.  I hope you find my efforts 'First Class' lol.

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