Jennifer McGuire made a wonderful video on the Hero Arts blog this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvpKEybEe1g She made it look so easy and I wanted to try this embossed layered resist technique with my new stamp. I, now, have an even greater admiration for Jennifer and all the amazing artists in the Hero Arts Flickr pool that have used this technique. I found it very challenging, but in my usual "Viking" spirit, I did not give up! I tried this technique six times before I settled on this final image. I decided not too use a background stamp because it competed with the flowers.
I used two Hero Arts stamps. My new Silhouette Vase (K5359) and bonjour (D5189). I thought it looked a little like the French Impressionists so I went with "Bonjour." I used three Tim Holtz distress inks: Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint and Milled Lavender. Papers are from scraps, and bonjour was embossed with Adirondack embossing powder, Mushroom. (Another new favorite of mine.) I then punched two eyelets and added the raffia ribbon.