2018 Topic 9: Vintage Neutrals
If you follow this technique that Miriam shares, it opens up the whole world of colouring with opaque paint and deliberately not worrying about the lines, because there is a quick fix! You need to know about this Such a useful idea! Oh and of course a beautifully project in stunning opaque shades too! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a card that I have made using Eclectica Everything Art stamps, giving them a soft and vintage look.
I wouldn't put myself in the camp of favouring bold and bright colours, but at the same time, I don't tend to use many subtle colours. I also used a technique demonstrated by the very talented Lauren Hatwell at Stamperama, which has widened the colour choices that I make when using detailed stamps like the wonderful image from EEA01.
When the Stamping Platform was released I didn't think I needed one, but I got one because I felt I should (we all do that, don't we?!). Learning a new way to use it has totally blown my mind because I can now use opaque paints with detailed images and not worry about the detail in the image.
I used the Stamping Platform to stamp the image using Coffee Archival and then, leaving the card in it's place on the Platform, I painted over the image details. As you can see in the image above, opaque paint does just what it says on the tin, and covers up the detail. So until now I have always been careful about what paints and colouring mediums I choose.
The background was brayered using Sage, Buff and Stone Fresco Acrylic Chalk paints. And I stamped over this using the small text stamp from EEA04, using Shadow Grey Archival ink. I loved how the grey was subtle but gave the background texture.
To finish my card I stamped a quote from EEA02 using Coffee Archival ink.
I really loved how I was able to maintain the detail in the image while using opaque colours. I also loved how using neutrals such as Chalk, Buff and Stone created a beautiful and soft effect, adding only a small amount of Blush and Sage to give a hint of colour.
I hope that I have inspired you to have a go yourselves. And definitely get your Stamping Platform out and try this technique if you haven't done so already! My Stamping Platform is being used so much now it is never stored away - a massive thanks to Lauren for demonstrating that technique.
I am looking forward to doing this again using other colours, maybe swapping the Sage for a lighter blue, or even a touch more brown to create a more vintage effect.
Thanks for joining me this evening. Pop along to my blog post to see more information about how I created this project.
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