Sunday 20 March 2022

2022 Topic 05: Stamp Mash-up {by Liesbeth Fidder de Vos} with Zinski, Kay Carley and Hot Picks stamps


Hi everyone, it's Liesbeth with you today, and I'm here to share with you my Leprello book made with a cuddly cover and a Mash Up of three very different styles of stamps and a lovely Infusions technique!

Using a puddle of water and Infusions as an ink pad...that´s the idea I wanted to use to create a nice background for a Leporello book, and create a kind of a story by adding the wonderful images. I called it  Daisy Talk :-)

These are the three different stamp sets I decided to choose, I think they will work together! : 

                                                    Zinski Art set 69 (ZA69)

For the inside of the book I took two strips of mixed media paper:  13 x 42 cm and 13 x  39cm. With a pencil I drew lines every 13 cm, for the pages. I did not score them yet.

This is the background technique using Infusions I found out accidentally a few years ago! You have to work a little quickly. Onto a small area of one of the strips, left side, I sprayed lots of water; a puddle.

I quickly sprinkled some The Sage Infusions into the water and let it flow for a few seconds. Look at that color! Love it so much!

I took the branch stamp from the Kay Karley stamp set, pushed it into the wet Infusions and stamped it down a few centimetres next to it. So you use the Infusions puddle as an ink pad! 

Repeat a few times and clean the stamp in between. I wiped away  most of the very dark pieces and the grains. I repeated the process on the next part using another wonderful colour Infusions Sleight Blue, repeat and change the two colours until the two strips are covered.

I loved that appearing pink/magenta so much, I decided to pick up some of it with a brush and paint with it here and there as long as it was still wet. I coloured some branches with it. I also picked some other light colours from the puddles, to paint a bottom. I let it dry very well.

Now the stamping starts, yes! Mixing up the three very different styles of stamps was so much fun! As you can see, I used lots of images from the three sets, (I also used the branch again. I stamped them with Tsukineko StazOn (Jet Black). I prefer this ink for this technique because it will stay black if you use chlorine/bleach later.

I bleached parts of the stamped images, like faces, body's, leaves, flowers...everything I would like to pop out. Bleach works perfectly with Infusions! I used a synthetic brush and chloride/bleach. Be careful, it's nasty stuff. (Use StazOn, or first test your other black ink with bleach, some really don't stay black at all).

After the bleaching thing I felt it was still missing something so I stamped the numbers stamp from the Hot Picks set using Distress Ink- Gathered Twigs here and there at the edges.

I made both strips this way and it looked like this below...and it still missed something haha! 

I needed some make-up: I used colour for the dolls and their faces and also the flowers, very subtle. I made some shadows here and there using a charcoal pencil, and a white gel pen to let things pop, like the text.

To make it a bit more expressive, I coloured some details with a pink glitter pen.

Now, to make the covers: I found a piece of flowery soft fabric in my stash with the perfect colours for this project! I cut two pieces of 2mm greyboard (13,5 x 13,5 cm) and two pieces of fabric (16 x 16 cm) and I covered the greyboard with fabric as shown here.

I glued long ribbons on the inside of both covers, I used brown and pink, about 50 cm each. This will be the closure of the zigzag book.

I made some title words using the same text stamps as I also stamped in the book: Daisy talk! I coloured them with some brown ink and added them on a piece of kraft paper and tore out. See the picture at the top.

I sponged the edges of the book with the brown (Gathered Twigs) Distress ink, scored and zigzag folded the pencil lines and connected the two strips by gluing the right one onto the adhesive strip of the left one. Using eraser, I removed the pencil lines.

I glued the first and the last page onto the back side of the covers. Ready!

This Leporello book was so much fun to create! I love the combination of this three stamp sets I used. I think the images turned out in a perfect whole! It's so nice to see a project like this grow. The branch stamp from the Kay Carley set EKC37 works so perfect for my 'Infusions-puddle-stamping' technique! Hope you give it a try too! Have fun, I would love to see your results! Hope I inspired you, see you next time.



SewPaperPaint said...

Liesbeth, there are so many neat tricks you've used in this book, all so inspiring! I really love the finished result and appreciate the hints about bleach/Staz-On. Can't wait to try this! Congrats on an amazing post. xx, Autumn said...

wow, wat een geweldig leuk boekje! wat is dit een mooi samenspel van verschillende sets geworden.
leuke techniek ook. en dank je wel voor je beschrijving van de werkwijze!
groet Alma

Unknown said...

Absolutely loved reading through this what a gorgeous album can't wait to give this a go !!

James D (Stampers Grove) said...

Very cool project and fabulous techniques. I'm now totally sold that Hot Picks, Kay Carley and Zinksi are a marriage made in heaven.