Hey Friends! It’s EK and today I thought it might be fun to try to create a modern take on a vintage look. Designer Ilse and Charlene’s new stamps and stencils make creating this look so simple with their old school flare.
Step One: Stamp out on of the images from the Earthy Girls stamp set onto a piece of Watercolor Paper cut out to 4.25×5.5 inches using some water-soluble ink. I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.
Step Two: Using clean water and watercolor paint brush, fade the ink out over the watercolor paper, making the stamped image look bright and bold.
Step Three: Using ECD’s Watercolor Palette, add touches of color to the stamped image.
Step Four: Hand stamp around the edges of the watercolor paper background images from the Words & Layers stamp set using colored ink. I used Shaded Lilac in Distress Oxide.
Step Five: Add a sentiment to the image from the Words & Layers stamp set. I used Weathered Wood Distress Oxide.
Step Six: Add texture to the card using the Dot Dot Dot… stencil and add gel medium through the openings.
Step Seven: Let the gel medium dry.
Step Eight: Highlight the stenciling by adding muted watercolor around the raised portions.
Step Nine: Die cut the watercolor paper with the Stitched Indented Rectangle die set and adhere it to a piece of trimmed Dusky Lavender Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches using 10mm Clear Doubled Sided Adhesive. Add the Soft Finish Cardstock to an A2 card frame.
I love how the pale grey and purple tones have a vintage vibe, but in a fun colorful way.
What do you think? Is this a new look on a vintage vibe? Let us know in the comments below what your favorite take on vintage crafting projects.