Just in case I haven't mentioned it before, the fabulous Third Coast Rubber Stamp company have a new challenge blog - Third Coast Challenges. As you can see from the above title, they're only on their third challenge. The prize is usually a voucher to spend in their online store, and with prices starting as low as 50cents, its well worth stocking up (and you get quite a lot for your money too!) The current challenge is TCCC#3 Altered Dominoes and you might have seen the start of the dominoes in my previous post yesterday... Well, today I have one of the pieces finished.
The stamp used is TCR's "North Wind" - the reference code is ES-042-D and you can find it on their catalogue here. It costs the princely sum of $3.00. I love it, it's very versatile, and as you can see, fits nicely on my domino.
The image was stamped with black Stazon, on a background of denim, stonewash and silver alochol inks. I then lifted some of the colour with a very fine paintbrush and a touch of alcohol blending solution. If you're careful, you can manage it without smudging the stamping! It ensured, though, that some of the important detail wasn't obscured (like the face). I edged the domino with silver krylon and coated the face with glossy accents.
Hope you like it - I had fun doing it! And stay tuned for the other two pieces I'm in the throes of making....