Good morning and welcome to the weekend. So happy I had time to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast. The challenge is from a blog called Wee Folk Studio where she creates the most unique scenes using natural materials. The photo that inspired me is below.
Keeping with her natural theme, I used a natural product to create my card. Have you guessed from the title of my card what I used to stamp the flower?? Yup....milk stamping.
I first saw this technique on Lydia's blog- Understand Blue. I was intrigued and just had to try it. So fun.
I first made my stamp pad by placing paper towels onto a paper plate and added milk. After pressing my Hero Arts stamp into the milk, I stamped off to remove the excess milk then stamped onto my paper. Next I dried the milk with my heat gun and ran my iron over it to reveal the impression. I tried to just get away with using my heat gun, but I found I got a better look using my iron as it is much hotter. Set your iron onto heat with no steam setting and place a piece of scratch paper over you piece just in case the milk is sticky. You will see the wonderful sepia, coffee colour emerge. When cool, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts and mounted the piece onto my card front that was stenciled using a piece of drywall tape.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Hero Arts- BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to CAS- COFFEE (colour of my card)
Simon Says- ANNIVERSARY or WEDDING
The Card Concept- FLORAL THEME
Thanks for dropping by and taking a look. Hope you get milk!
Supplies: stamps- Hero Arts/ drywall tape/ MILK-1%/ Distress ink-Antique Linen/ iron/ heat gun/ Memento black
photo from Wee Folk Studio