Friday, May 22, 2009

Book Study: Softening Detail Stamps with Chalk Inks

We're doing a Book Study as a group on NGS, using Nancy Curry's book "Texture Effects for Rubber Stamping". This week we are looking at her project "Eternal Style". She uses chalk inks to soften the look of detail stamps. Nancy says a wide variety of looks can be achieved by what color inks and how many layers you use.First, I dragged a green chalk ink pad over a piece of cream linen card stock, trying to leave some areas un-inked.
I don't have a lot of chalk inks, so I choose to use some other pigment type inks that I thought would give a soft look, unlike dye inks. Stamped a skeleton leaf in yellow Fabrico ink and in olive Brilliance ink. Stamped Eucalyptus leaves in yellow chalk ink and ivy Brilliance ink. Stamped wheat stalks in a brown Fabrico ink, then heat set.

Over stamped the background with the same three stamps with pearlescent beige Brilliance ink and heat set.
Same piece with photo taken by the window, so you can see the beige images better. Strange how different the colors look under artificial and natural light.
Decided to add more color and stamped more eucalyptus leaves in the olive Brilliance ink, and heat set.
Repeatedly stamped a saying in the ivy Brilliance ink over a light green card. Cut my stamped piece into 5 parts and glued onto dark brown card stock and glued onto the green card.


ncurryartiste said...

This is delightful, Carol. It is fun to see what everyone else does with the techniques. Thanks for being willing to play with them.

Nancy Curry

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I'll have to see if I have that book, I'm sure I do. I'll be back to visit, love all your backgrounds!!! Marva

CreativSpirit said...

Another great demo Carol, the result is beautiful, thanks.


carol said...

Very pretty, I love the colors that you used. I think I need to pick up that book. Carol

Nancy Ward said...


Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to yours.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward