The background is made by repeated stamping of the railway stamp onto black card using a suitable glue before applying gilding flakes. The card is wrapped with silver thread, then cogs are added with Pinflair.
The cogs are made from recycled chipboard packaging, decorated with metallic distress stains, sanded and edged in Walnut Stain.
The engineer and train are stamped in black archival ink onto watercolour paper and heat-embossed in clear. Distress inks and a water brush are used to add colour tints, with the edges masked using post-it notes, before matting onto black and silver card and fixing to the card with Pinflair for some extra dimension.
Well, the trains need to run on time don't they? The watch charm is attached to the "Engineer" topper via jump rings and a length of chain through a couple of eyelets. The eyelets are turned gold by dabbing with gold mixative ink.
The faux engine plate and frame for the "Inventor" sentiment are made with gilding flakes on black card. The engine plate stamp is diecut and edged with more gilding flakes.
Faux rivets are added to a black mat, and the whole card matted onto more black cardstock using foam tape to make a frame.
Well, that's it for today. I hope the Sun is shining for all of you as it is here in Northern Ireland. Maddy xx
Creative Expressions Sam Poole stamp set: Vintage Inventor
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, Petite Ovals
Sizzix Tim Holtz Gadget Gears
Ranger Metallic Distress Stains
Archival ink pad: Jet Black
Stampendous embossing powder: detail clear
Distress ink markers: Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone
Adirondack gold mixative
gilding flakes and glue
cardstock: smooth black 220gsm, watercolour, silver mirri
liquid pearls: pewter
watch charm, jump rings & chain
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Simon Says Stamp and Show: Background