Monday, 7 November 2011
Row of Houses By Helen Chilton
Stamps used: Artistic Outpost: Whimsical Melange,My Favourite Book,Birds of a Feather,Ephemeral Backgrounds.
Distress inkpads: Victorian Velvet; Frayed Burlap; Stormy Sky
Distress Stains: Stormy Sky; Spun Sugar; Shabby Shutters; Scattered Straw
StazOn inkpad: Jet Black
Buttons, charms, lace and ribbons.
I’ve made up five row houses, stamping the two from the Whimsical Melange plate as is, and then using the ruler and the scroll stamp to vary them. I’ve then masked them all off and stamped the main images from the Bird plate, masked those off and added in some more backgrounds.
Then I’ve added all the twiddly bits! For the rows of beads, I’ve taken a bracelet, glued it down with Crafters Pick the Ultimate glue (wonderful stuff) and then cut the string when it’s dry – an easy way to get a long row of beads without them all falling off!