Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stamping On Bark and A Wall Hanging

I saved some of the bark from our River Birch tree and have been stamping on it for this project. The bark is very delicate and fine, it is not a thick bark. Take a look at my hanging art piece.

I started with a piece a corrugated cardboard that I sprayed with several layers and colors of ink using the heat tool between layers. Paints and stains were also used on the cardboard.  The bark was also sprayed with ink but very little Distress Ink was use since the bark was so delicate, I was afraid the bark would tear if I used a blending tool. The bird and branch were sprayed with ink then run through an embossing folder and dabbed with paint.
I used a die-cut on another small piece of bark after I had sprayed the piece with inks. Then I stamped on it and just hoped the stamping would show.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love the verse: It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see - Henry David Thoreau. 

Additional stamping was done on the larger piece of bark before the assembly of layers of the project. It was so delicate to work with but I am happy with the outcome.

Thanks for stopping by - Judy

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Mallard, Pumpkin Spice, Tiger Lily 
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists : Heirloom Gold
Dylusions Ink Spray: Squeezed Orange, 
Distress Paint: picket fence, vintage photo, peeled paint
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers: Cloudy Blue, Pool
Distress Stains: vintage photo, gathered twigs
Graphic 45 Stamp & Die Cut
Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection Stampers Anonymous

Simon Monday Challenge: Stamping on anything but plain paper
Ink on My Fingers: Sunday Stamper Week 275 - Hang On Sloopy

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  1. love all those amazing textures... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Oh my goodness, now THAT is an amazing craft idea.

    I absolutely love this, Judy and not just because it has a birdie on it.

    WELL DONE!!!!!

  3. Stamping on bark? Such a cool idea! So creative! I love that Thoreau quote too. Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us this week for our Stamping On challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog. I really enjoyed seeing your project. ~Michelle

  4. Judy...this is such a neat idea. I love that you've stamped on bark! And the corrugated paper that you've distressed and put behind it only adds to the bark's appeal. I also love that sentiment! How true is that?! Love the die cut bird, butterfly and flower, too! Nice job! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. I am seriously gasping here...that has to be the most creative thing I've ever seen...I love it.

  6. What a fabulous textural piece of art :-)

  7. Love the texture. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from sunny South Africa

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it! Way to go Judy!