There are fabulous stamp companies out there aren't there? I see stamps as endless possibilities!
This is particularly true of the Fragment Series of stamps from Chocolate Baroque.
I love the mark making aspect that there is to these generous designs.
I took an A3 Poured Background - just as it says....I empty little bits of this and bigger bits of that from those nasty spray bottles that stop working before they should! Life's definitely too short to pull apart and clean spray bits that should and could work better!
I then cut the dried paper into four pieces, grabbed my Chocolate Baroque Nature Fragments, white and black embossing powder and began serendipity stamping. That's stamping with pigment inks and adding the embossing powder wherever pleased me.
The thing about these backgrounds is there's unpredictability of reactions to the painty, inky surfaces!
I then found fabrics that I liked for each piece and pulled out my stash of embroidery threads. It's a really contemplative thing, stitching!
This is "Eternity" stitched. As you can there is not a lot of stitching but visually it adds colour and a lot of texture.
Each piece was then treated to an embellishment or two. Again I used the stamps and hot embossed them.
A backing for each one was chosen and some frames were cleaned up and resprayed.
We are taking these pieces out to the Alstonville Craft and Garden Fair this weekend.
As I said I love stamps! I love the versatility of them and Chocolate Baroque designs are inspiring.
I'll be demonstrating quite a few mixed media and stamping techniques too! You'll get to see just how loved my inky stamps are!