Friday, 29 May 2015

Transport - Neil Walker

Hi folks,

 Today is our second day featuring Transport.

We have come a long way in 80 years since the driving test
was made compulsory.  Not all for the better either!

Ok, today we have a lovely project
from Neil

Cut a piece of plum card 7 inch square and a piece of white
 card 6.5 inch square.
and a 6.5 by approx 3.5 inch plum card and a 6.5 x approx
 3 inch white card.
Cover the smaller white card and the top and bottom of the
 larger white card with Forest Moss Distress ink.
With the plane image on a block, spritz with water and stamp 
onto the smaller white card. Leave for a few seconds, remove
 stamp and blot with paper towel to leave a ghost image of the plane. 

Dry this and ink up the same image with Forest Moss Distress Ink
 and stamp over to give a detailed image.
Stamp the word Adventure using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink into
 the bottom left corner.

Repeat this with the larger piece of inked card using both the 
plane and Steampunk label. Keep everything pretty random. 
Don't try to line up anything other than the main Steampunk 
Mount both pieces of inked card onto the plum card. Mount the
 smaller piece onto the larger piece using 3d foam tape.
Add silver nailheads to the four corners of the larger card.

Stamp the two labels onto white card using Plum Archival ink.

Cut out and ink with the two colours of Distress Ink before adding 
to the card as seen.

Then, this is where, if you are like me, you need to go and wash
 your mucky paws before adhering this piece onto your 
pristine 8 x 8 card blank!

Thank you Neil, that last line!
Ok, how many of us have done that??
A big inky fingerprint in the middle of our bright white
card?  If you say you have never done that, then I'm sorry,
I don't believe you!!!!

This is what Neil used -

So what do you think, don't forget we love to hear your comments.

I'll be back tomorrow,

Jane x


  1. Thank you Neil for this lovely masculine card and great technique! Coco x

  2. Perfectly vintage, love the look of the stamps too!

  3. Really like the ghosting technique, have tried a few times but just end up with puddle of mush on card.
    The plane is really cool & having fallen back in love with distress inks, will try experimenting again. Tfs


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