Seeing the new sketch challenge at
and a request by a fellow
House of Cards DT member
to help fill the entries at the
I knew I had to make one of my
faux black and white photo
rubber stamped cards.
This stamp set is one of my all time favorites,
having been used far more than any of my others.
Making "faux black and white photos" with it
has been one of my favorite stamping techniques.
Stamp your image onto glossy white card stock
with a permanent black ink (or brown if you'd like to
make a sepia colored photo, see my sample here).
Use a white crayon to color in areas of your image
you'd like to remain white.
Removable sticky notes work well to mask of the edges
of the "photo" before you start inking.
Mask other areas if necessary, such as teh sky or ground.
Sponge various shades of gray ink over the image
(or use browns if you want a sepia image).
Gently wipe the finished image with a tissue to remove ink
and crayon. It's always fun to see the results !
Remove sticky notes.
You can leave it as is or have fun distressing it
to make it look like a well loved old photo
Stamp images long ago retired from Stampin' Up!:
Classic Convertibles (Thunderbird)
Antique Autos (Route 66 sign)
Highways and Byways (background stamp)
Give my technique a try and share a link to your results in the comments below.
Thanks for looking =)