Another Wednesday and another craft class missed. I normally travel with the OH and dog to my son's before heading off to class with my friend but as the decorators are still working on his hall, I couldn't go. Dogs and wet paint would add up to disaster!
Anyway that means I have had a few hours to play on my own and after reading of the latest challenge at CAS Mix up, I was intrigued. Rubber band stamping is the focus this month, not something I'd ever done, except perhaps with the kids. Anyway after watching a few videos I managed to make a panel. I then wanted to incorporate it into a card so using the colours from CAS Colours and sketches, this is what I finished up with. Thanks for the inspiration Loll.
On a panel of white card I drew around my double pierced square die to locate the area to be stamped and added some of the blooms from Altenew's Painted Flowers in a neutral brown before adding colour with Memento inks. I don't have any SU colours so this is the nearest I could get to the challenge colours.
My rubberband panel was made by putting elastic bands around a spray bottle then inking them with matching green ink and rolling the bottle repeatedly across the paper. Tone on tone gives a really subtle effect that I liked. I wanted to use a brayer but didn't have one so the bottle was a bit of improvisation!. I could also have just used an acrylic block, but I liked the idea of continuous lines. I also only had a few laccy bands!
When the stamping was complete I fussy cut the edge of the blooms and slipped the die in place, keeping the die under the flowers so that they weren't cut. A simple greeting from Uniko complete.
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