Today we have a very special guest with her post featuring the Gothic Grunge stamp set from Illusionary Artists.
Please welcome Carol Findon!
"I don’t profess to be a specialist crafter, and if anyone asked me, I would say I am a ‘dabbler’ or a ‘moth’ drawn to something else I can get stuck into and flit from thing to thing. I love papers and I am definitely not a stamper, but occasionally I am inspired by something and these stamps by Andy Skinner really ‘inspired me’! As soon as I saw them I wanted to make a window to see through.
I have made three tags out of greyboard and the images I used are layered one on top of the other to create depth and dimension and in some cases, like the crosses, they are stamped onto card several times and stuck together. What I wanted to do was have them free standing so that they can be turned round or moved about so that there would be several scenes, looking through the window. I have created a day scene at sunset and a night scene (on the back), a window layered onto the other of Andy’s stamps with an inside and an outside, and the ‘tomb’ with crosses on one side and free-standing crosses on the other side and although there looks as if there are a lot of different tags, they are covered front and back.
It has been such fun doing these scenes and I feel really honoured that Andy has given me a ‘guest designer’ slot! Who would have thought it?"
Here Carol has created free standing tags using the arched window stamps as a design feature. She has made the windows see through.
Both sides of the tags have been painted using DecoArt Media products with each giving a unique scene. To create depth, Carol has also included 3D objects in the foreground, such as crumbling pillars and rocks.
I hope you have enjoyed Carols' work as much as we have! Please stop by at Andy Skinner and Friends and share your work with us.
Carol has used the Gothic Grunge stamp set in her designs.
And a selection of products from DecoArt including;
DecoArt Media Gesso White
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
DecoArt Media Ultra-Matte Varnish
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Hansa Yellow Light
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Pyrrole Red
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue Hue
DecoArt Media Misters
DecoArt Metallic Paints