Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wednesday Stamper - Telephone
This week, the Wednesday Stamper theme is telephone. When I first read that I was totally stumped! I was racking my brain, trying to remember if I had any stamps that had anything at all to do with phones. I thought that I had a photo stamp from The Stampsmith that was someone talking on the phone......a quick rifle thru the stacks and I found the perfect stamp! Then I ran into my next problem - I knew I was pretty much out of glossy paper to stamp on. More shuffling of piles and I found a scrap of paper, just big enough for one go at it. Now, the thing about photo stamps is, it sometimes takes a few tries to get a good impression. I had only one try! And I'd never even used this stamp before - I had no idea how well it stamped. Well, the stamping gods were looking down upon me. One shot and it came out perfect! Woo hoo! The background is a page from the telephone book that I practiced my peeled paper technique on. I've never tried that but it's a pretty cool tech! Add to that lots of gesso, Distress inks and sanding and I was almost done. I added a flourish stamp (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) which I stamped with gesso. A bit of stitching and some flowers and I was finished. Whew. Love these challenges!
Quick tip - if you are trying to scan artwork that you've used photo stamps in, you may notice it gets really pixel-y. To fix that, use the blur tool to slightly blur the image. It will smooth the pixels out and give you a great image!