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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Steampunk angel times three

A third of the way through Blogtober already!
Some more smooshy backgrounds today, well three of them to be precise, each more or less the same or as near as I could get!  I wanted to experiment with different inks on the Steampunk Angel stamp from the same Viva D├ęcor set as the Santa airship sleigh I featured the other day.  They are silicon stamps rather than polymer and can be difficult to ink up.
So having made the backgrounds with smooshed distress inks and a background stamp from Lili of the Valley, I stamped each one with the angel and the phrase, also a sentiment from Personal Impressions.

From left to right:
Distress ink, in Aged Mahogany
Versafine, in Crimson Red
Wendy Vecchi archival ink, in Plum

Of the three, the versafine has picked up the detail best, though it is a lot paler than I anticipated, I think perhaps it needs replacing!  The archival ink comes a close second and the distress ink is a little ...... well ...... distressed :-)  Which is to be expected and it's not a bad result for this kind of collage.  Incidentally the sentiment stamp comes out well in all three, because it is polymer, not silicon.
I am now wishing I had made them as Christmas cards rather than birthday, as I don't know how I can get rid of give away so many of such a specialised theme card!!


  1. Versafine is great for picking up detail but the pad does need re-inking every now and then. I have very few re-inkers - Versafine onyx black, Stazon black and Distress tea dye. The other types of ink pad seem to work ok although I've had them for years.

  2. I like the middle best to but as you say its a lot paler - I do buy reinkers but sometimes i just buy a new pad. I have a blog question: How do you get the line though the words that you have typed ( to cross out)?

    1. In the part of blogger where you actually type your post, there is a toolbar with buttons for italic, bold, underline and strike through. The symbol is a small ABC with a line through, easy to miss if you don't know what it is :-)

  3. I'm loving your Steampunk cards, Wendy. :)
    Sue x

  4. These are fab - think I like the end one (plum) the best