If you follow my personal blog, Remains of the Day, you may already know that I recently experimented with a few ways to add color to a solid image stamp (RubberMoon's Teapot and Mugs).
Taking one of my test prints (shown above), I was inspired to create this "Tea for Two" collage:
Below are a few of the steps involved in creating the layers of this collage:
First, I used matte gel medium to glue down the tea-related dictionary clippings, then used my new paint wedge tool by Catalyst along with Golden Fluid Acrylics and Making Memories Acrylic Paint to lay down a base of color.
Next I added texture with foam stamps I created from embossing folders (the text background and mini dots shown below):
I can't seem to create ANY collage that doesn't include faux post, so using 100 Proof Press postage borders and postage paper, along with RubberMoon's "teacup bird," I created some postage stamps to add to my collage:
For the last layer, I stamped with RubberMoon's "dots & circles" and "circles upon circles" using acrylic paint...
...and then I added the postal cancellation images as the finishing touch!
I hope you have enjoyed the journey! :-)