This is an archived posting from my previous website “Chips Antidotal Wanderings” – a personal blog about family, creative moments, and pain management activities in my life. That blog was active from 2004-2011.

Artistamp in Black and White

I decided to do up a black & white artistamp. I used a dried floral element from my cactus display as my inspiration. First I scanned the floral element. Then tweaked the colors using my graphics program. I zoomed in on the head of the floral object and cropped the picture. Then changed it to greyscale.

Then I placed this b/w photo crop onto my basic stamp frame and added the font. But in the end it doesn’t really look like a dried flower. I’m not quite sure what it looks like. It’s just a black & white… something.

When making the monthly ATC’s using this artistamp I used a copy of the color-altered photo in the background. I like the torn paper edges. I also added a dash of ink color to the stamp and layered on a bit of UTEE to give it a wet look. Then I titled the ATC set “Let it Rain” or “Here Comes the Rain” or something else to do with rain. I sent them out the door so quickly I don’t even remember what the title was! I only remember it had something to do with rain. I quess I’ll find out when mine returns to me. LOL

TFL ~Cindy

%d bloggers like this: