Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stamp-a-faire2014: Explore Ancient Rome

This is for the Explore Ancient Rome with Lizzie Jones Challenge. Oh my word! So many options, I have applied embossing paste to A2 size mats which are set off to dry for the faux fresco part of the challenge. This is my take on one of the mosaic variations.

I ran the mosaic die from the Ancient Rome mini kit through my Big Shot with some sticky backed fun foam. I peeled, carefully peeled the backing off all the tiles (leaving the backing on the "grout" cut). When the backing of all the tiles had been removed I pressed a piece of acetate (the backing of a PTI stamp set) onto the fun foam. Then I removed the "grout" cut, leaving me with a wonderful tile stamp. I'll make a lovely "grout" stamp later : D.  There's a video of the whole project at post as well as a spotify playlist of  Roman music!

The background was stamped with the Make It Market Co: Beautiful Brushstrokes large flower with Papertrey Ink Harvest Gold, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I used the tile stamp with Ranger Clear Resist and heat embossed clear embossing powder over the flower background.  Then I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink over the entire mat, wiping it off with a slightly damp paper towel. The cardstock is all Papertrey Ink Fine Linen. The sentiment "Each Day Provides Its Own Gifts-Marcus Aurelius", also from Ancient Rome mini is stamped on a banner of Fine Linen in Wild Honey Distress Ink.

I think this tile technique will also work really well on patterned paper or print outs of Roman sites, artifacts, etc. And the techniques and stamps are the solution to the problem of scrapping "Latin Days". Major Bonus!! I'm late for the Renaissance and Regency periods lol. Where's my Tardis? : D

1 comment:

Lizzie Jones said...

Your card turned out great! I love that you went with such bold colors! Thank you for joining in the fun today!