Monday, August 12, 2019

Impression Obsession - Old is New

With such a huge collection of wonderful stamps from so many artists, sometimes the older stamps in the Impression Obsession catalog find their way out of the spotlight. We don't want them to be forgotten, so from now on you'll be seeing our team feature them regularly. We hope you're inspired!

H13016 Globe Collage
A13010 Explore
DIE797-YY Crazy Stitched Set

I love following retailers who carry my stamps - it's just fun to see my stamps in their hands, and to connect with the people who use my designs to encourage others... a post from one of our retailers in the Netherlands last week got me reminiscing about the stamps from my very first release with IO back in 2012 - so today I'm pulling out a couple of those images to share! I'll work on adding image collections to my website - I like to see them grouped together, and sometimes they get lost on the site... especially since I have nearly 1000 designs in there!

Each of these cards was made using the same supplies. I inked the image using 3 Distress Oxide inks (Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint), using each color randomly but getting a full combined coverage with all 3. I used a wet paintbrush to blend out some of the ink, then misted with water, blotted, and spattered with a little more ink. I scribbled some words in pencil on each one, too.

E13020 Par Avion
A13008 Discover
DIE797-YY Crazy Stitched Set

There is a little light stenciling on each card with my favorite Rays stencil - I had someone write and ask about that one, and you can find it HERE (remember to use coupon code DinaFan10 for 10% off your order at A Colorful Life Designs!)

This doesn't usually happen, but I actually used washi tape on cards, and I think it looks ok...?!! And I finally found and bought white matte enamel dots - I can match them to any color with my Copic markers, and I'm really happy about that - I may need to buy a lifetime supply! These ones are by Eyelet Outlet.

H13022 Sail Collage
A13009 Dream 
DIE797-YY Crazy Stitched Set

I love this ship collage - actually all these stamps and the others from this release are really great for masculine cards. I love vintage mashups like these. So fun to create, and to work with.

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Love the colors you used and those stamps are amazing! Great vintage feel and perfect for masculine cards too