I don’t make New Year’s resolutions but I do often take part in the postcard swap at UK Stampers and that’s what Jill has chosen for January's theme. I decided to use what is apparently the most popular resolution (lose some weight) as inspiration and added the sentiment as I think it's something that might well be appropriate as a resolution for many of us!
I put a piece of low-tack tape across the top of the upright on the stencil before
inking the mannequin body in raspberry ink and adding shading with currant, then swapped
the position of the tape to ink the stand in brown. I’ve stamped through
the stencil after inking the focal point mannequin, using the same
flourish as I used to “frame” the card.
I drew round the inside of the body shape on the stencil and cut a mask so that I
could put the grey, shadowy mannequin “behind” the main one. As the
postcards go to their recipients as traditional postcards (no envelope
to protect them) this kind of layering with inks, stencils and stamps is
perfect to create interest without adding layers and embellishments
that will be exposed to the rigours of the postal service!
Vintage Flourish Dinkie by Indigo Blu
Journaling Words 3 by The Artistic Stamper
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Raspberry and Currant)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Shadow ink by Hero Arts (Soft Granite)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Modern Dressmaker stencil by Memory Box
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have 2016 off to a great start!
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