Promised I would show you how I created the papers for this triptych featuring Da Vinci stamp set from Rubber Dance. So here we go!
I aged my own paper using totally natural dyes; here's how:
Step 1: Stamp images in Archival or other waterproof ink onto ordinary copier paper. Steep a teabag in hot water and when it has cooled a little, wipe the teabag over the paper. Apply fairly randomly. Allow to dry at least partially.
Step 2: Squeeze a lemon to get some juice. Take up the juice with a paintbrush and flick the lemon juice onto the tea-stained paper. Also add some larger areas with the brush.
Step 3: Heat the paper - you may need to heat it for some time to get the juice to 'burn'. You can see here that the light spatters bleach out the tea and the larger areas burn to create 'aged' splotches. This is a great way to age paper that uses items everyone has at home.
Step 4: The Triple Arch frame (which is by Tando Creative) is embossed using Rubber Dance's Flourishes background stamp in gold UTEE. I then sprayed the frame with various colours of Distress Stain Spray to colour it and finished by knocking back the gold with a bronze gilding wax.
The easel is also sprayed with the Distress Spray Stains - these rock - you need them!
These are the stamps I used:
|DAV1-L: Da Vinci|
Why not have a go at this technique for your entry to the Rubber Dance Colour Challenge, which this month features vintage tones?