I'm sharing an inspirational post with my teamies today on the IndigoBlu blog. I was trying to think out of the box because I have a limited supply of traditional fall stamps by IndigoBlu. I decided to experiment with their line of metallic paints and see how they compared to Distress inking.
I spread both Miss Money Penny Copper and Goldfinger onto my craft sheet with a palette knife and sprayed with a lot of water. I dipped my panel in until I had good coverage and dried with a heat gun. What a beautiful result! I embossed the Vintage Flourish stamp in copper repeatedly on my panel.
This is one of my favorite stamps of all time! Every time I use it I am wowed! My background paper truly reminded me of something I would pick up at a specialty store. I will definitely be trying this again in other color variations.
For my focal image I used the skeleton leaves from the Blooming Great stamp set and inked them with a few colors of Distress Inks. I love creating color variation by inking with multiple ink pads, especially for leaves. I layered over a simple panel that I stamped with the Script Background stamp. To achieve the faded look I lightly tapped Distress Ink onto the rubber and sprayed with water, then stamped without pressing too hard.