Today’s Technique Challenge (TLC528) on Splitcoast is Cluster Stamping and involves die cutting or punching a large mask then stamping inside with smaller images. I die cut an oval out of a card sized piece of copy paper where I wanted it to be on the actual card. After placing this reverse mask on top of the actual piece of card, I sponged pink ink inside and a little gray around the edges.
Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the different flower images, then using a tiny acrylic paintbrush, I painted bleach on the flowers to remove most of the color. I also went over it a bit with a white Prismacolor pencil to smooth out the white areas. After removing the mask, I used a pierced oval around it. The greeting was stamped (using a stamp positioner to move the lines closer together) in the lower right and a fussy cut little bird was added on the left along w/ a few clear sequins. These are the Copics I used for the bird.
I started w/ the RV colors then thought the pink was a little too much on the cool side to go w/ the sponged pink so I added just a touch of the cherry white to warm it up. Here’s a look at the inside.
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|Stamps: DRS Designs –Dandelion Puff, Dogwood Branch, 4 Flower Background, Bird on Branch, May Memories Sympathy, Deepest Sympathy (inside)
|Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks spun sugar, weathered wood
|Paper: Neenah white, sparkle dk gray heather
|Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, oval & pierced oval dies, bleach, small acrylic paintbrush, white Prismacolor pencil, clear sequins