Monday, August 1, 2022

Backgrounds in Focus: Gears

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!

Happy August and welcome to a brand new challenge here on the Portal:  Backgrounds in Focus.  So think background stamps and bring them to the foreground, and make them the "focus" of your work.

It's Laurie here with a steampunk inspired piece for this challenge using the Gears background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

The first step was to stamp my gears onto a piece of coffee dyed tracing paper.  I used StayzOn black ink so it would not smear since the surface of the paper is kind of slick.  I layered this over a piece of text from a vintage book and trimmed the edges.  Using my sewing machine and black thread, I stitched around the perimeter.

Next I dug out my little collection of gears and other steampunk goodies and randomly selected some to glue atop my stamped image.  I added a vintage label  to the lower right corner as well.  

What fun  or interesting background stamps do you have in your stamp collection?  We would love to see what you do with them for this latest challenge.  Random winner gets some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda!

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