Hi all and welcome to my little corner of the lily pad today where I’d like to share with you a project re visiting an old favourite technique and some of my all time favourite Banana Frog stamps.
When I started crafting seriously, after giving up life on the road working in theatre, one of the in things was to use chalks in projects. I used to love the different effects not least the way things can magically appear in front of you after stamping with clear ink. The other day I was rooting through some craft boxes and found my box of pastels and thought it would be fun to re visit the magic.
I have used the Tropical Garden stamp set (My first ever BF set) Round in Circles (One of my first DT sets and much loved as you will see from the photos!) and the Oh so cute Charming Prince set. I also used some bright coloured cardstock, some clear embossing ink, black archival ink, a box of cheap pastels, pro markers, Distress inks, some bobbly ribbon, paper flowers and some bling.
I ripped a mat from some contrasting card to stamp and chalk on and then set up some patterns on some large acrylic blocks using the round in circles stamp set, I stamped all over the yellow mat creating a pattern using the clear embossing ink.
....And then using a cotton wool ball built up the colours over the stamped pattern watching it magically appear in front of me! I also like the way the chalk dust settles in the ripped fibre of the card around the edges. Tip! If you don’t know already a good way to fix chalk is to use a cheap hairspray, the cheaper the better!
I cut a mat for my topper and stamped the small leaf from the tropical garden set onto it blending 2 colours of distress ink onto the stamp before stamping the image. I also added the small sentiment from the Charming prince set in the bottom corner.
So what oldy but goody technique do you feel inspired to revisit with your Banana Frog stamps? Whatever it is enjoy the re discovery and please do share!!
I hope you’re all well and happy and until soon Happy Stamping!
Love MJM x