I've just received a box of fabulous new releases from Darkroom Door in Australia, including the Darkroom Door Carved Bird Stamps. Design Team member Godlieve Tijskens designed them. I've used the Carved Birds with several background stamps: Brick Wall, Triangles, Measuring Tape, and 12-Up Shadow.
I began in my large Dylusions journal (Ranger) by spraying Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Ink Sprays on the right-hand page and then shutting the book tightly so the left page would absorb the excess. Highlighted links are affiliate links, which means I'll earn a few cents on the purchase if you buy items from these links. Your purchase price is not affected in any way.
“Auditioning” a stamp
I stamped all the birds onto clear packaging paper so I could move them around on the page before deciding where they would eventually end up. This prevents committing to the page before being certain of placement.
Using tags also sprayed with Dylusions, I made a perch for each bird using the background stamps. Stencils and a bit more stamping finished up the page. Here's how it looked before the perches and birds came into play.
Oh yes, and I had to bring in this Tim Holtz clock mask from my stash. All the sorting/reorganizing I've been doing lately has led me to re-discover some forgotten favorites:
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Online Mixed Media Class/Discount
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