Monday, 28 November 2011
Distressing by Cat
The base and shade are gray so quite dark colours would be required and stayzon. The Indigo Blu, Grand Tour II and Pomp & Pageantry add to the distressed appearance. Firstly the elegant gentleman and the Dome with script were stamped in Aquamarine. Stamping on curved surfaces is fun with an un-mounted stamp just be careful not to let it slip. Because the lamp base is a slick surface the ink needs a moment or two to dry. By the way my Indigo Blu stamps came from Craft-Room, one of the several great British ranges sold there.
The next images, the Union Jack and the Map were stamped in Dark Cherry, the map was used three times to fill the space and not leave an image floating in space. Where the glue has smeared the images did not stamp adding to the effect.
This is the other side the gentleman was stamped directly over the crack, sorry about the flare back. Do you think something should be rubbed into the cracks to knock back the raw edges?
Quite day in the end, did not go out as planned the cold I've been looking after decided it's time had come didn't feel like going far from home.
Thought I'd share this with Creative Inspirations Paint who want to see anything but a card! and with Make it Monday where it is always anything goes.