Tuesday, April 26, 2022

American Gothic

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!


Hello dear stampers, Riet here.
Another fun challenge at Lost coast designs.

Here is the explanation how I made this card, it is a card, 
but you could also make an art journal page.

What have I used.
Lost Coast Designs stamps,
Die of a clock.
Stencils of a watch and numbers.
Versamark black.
Forest moss,
Rusty hindge,
Crushed olive,
Scattered straw.
Modeling paste.
Green and orange marker.
Colorcore cardstock black/orange.
Viva decor pearl pen.
Orange embossing power
Little chipboard star.

I started by smearing the distress ink colors on my glass mat,
 and sprayed a little water on it.
Dab the paper in to get nice spots of ink on the paper.
With a stencil and some water I took off some color again.

Then I applied the numbers with a stencil and modeling paste.
After drying I colored the numbers with a marker.
To let the modeling paste dry even better, I now continued with the American Gothic stamp.
I stamped this stamp on plain smooth paper.
I cut the frame off the stamped image, and sponged the image with Distress ink Anitque linen.
When the ink is dry you can color it further.
I did that with the distress ink.

Now let's move on to the background.
With stamps of pieces of calligraphy and pieces of architecture, 
I made prints here and there in different colors of the distress ink.

And with a stencil and versafine black I sponged a few clocks here and there.

I sponged the edges of the card
with forest moss.

I had a little chipboard star.
I panted it with Americana paint in a rusty orange color.
Then I applied orange embossing powder.

Remember when we had Colorcore cardstock years ago?
Of course I also bought a block, but never did anything with it.
I got a sheet that is black with a orange inside.
With the die of a clock I ran the two clocks through the Big shot.
With a fine sandpaper I run over it to show the orange.
But wasn't quite happy with that.
So just touched the clock here and there with a green marker.
Glued the star on the little clock.
And glued the rest to the card as well.
I added some accents with the pearl pen.
The lady's necklace and the bells on his hat.

Well, that was the tutorial for this time.
The team would love to see what you make with the "Hat" theme.
Join the challenge and have a chance to win new stamps.

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