Anyhoooooo, we are here to talk about the faux negative photograph image-ing.
This background is the one I am talking about. I will show you step by step how to do it. Although I am using different stamps today.
It just occured to me that this looks amazingly like tortoise shell!! Hmmm.... I feel an experiment coming on...
I cover the whole piece of yupo until I am satisfied with the coverage.
This is what I ended up with. Now this has to completely dry. I always let it air dry, eventhough I am a very impatient crafter
But the result is more beautiful if you let "nature" take its course lol.
I plan to make a collage immage using these stamps of stamp set CMS080 Artful Artifacts.
I start out with the Romanesque face.
You can use black archival ink, but I prefer a light grey one, so the image gets even lighter.
You see the wet stamped image. Now you have to move quick, although the ink stays wet for quite a while, but the best results you get when the ink is very wet.
As you can see I picked up quite a bit of ink, but the magic happens once we rub over the stamped image with a dry cloth or tissue.
Put in some elbow grease and this is the result. You have the look of a vintage negative of a photograph... I could leave it like this, but I like to add to my background...
I stamped and blotted and rubbed again.
And stamped, blotted and rubbed again. Now I can turn it into a card.
I hope this tutorial will make you give it a try yourself.
Thank you for stepping by, take care and keep your craft on!