Showing my roots here. No, not my hair – that was fixed a couple of weeks ago.
I don’t do a lot of stamping these days, although that’s what got me into this whole crafty biz thing to begin with. I also don’t do a lot of ‘goth’ these days – so it’s a double whammy of takes-me-back.
The latest stamps I’ve ordered into the shop have a definite gothy twist – they’re from Stampotique and are the work of artist Daniel Torrente. Of course, I couldn’t wait to have a play with them and so I made a couple of simple tags to show them off. I couldn’t resist these cuties and I’m so glad to have them here at last.
A simple how to:
The background for both of these tags was made by swiping impress ink pads directly across the tag and spritzing with water so that they bleed and blend. (A slightly less messy version of a technique I use a lot that involves inking up a plastic sheet or craft mat, spritzing that, and then laying the paper into the beads of ink.) Once the background was dry, the girls were stamped in black ink and embossed using ultrafine embossing powder (in black) then I used my trusty white signo pen to give them a ghostly pallor.
A few scritchy lines with a black signo pen and a swipe of the black ink pad around the edges finished them off. I was going to add text, but I thought I’d leave them blank until I decide what I want to use them for.