So really simple, I stamped and embossed 4 of the corner images on to White stamping card. This is heavily milled so it holds the ink well.
I used detail embossing powder of course, with all that detail in the stamp it would be silly to ruin it with thick embossing powder.
Acrylic inks. Good for projects like this, they have a strong colour and last well, being water resistant.
I applied an even layer of the pale green Peridot over all the leave shapes and any background pieces. You will notice that I have come over the outside lines, this may look terrible now but it is really useful when you are cutting out.
It is not looking too good at this stage, but I left it to dry.
Forest Green Pigment Ink Pad. I have bound the book together using a bind it all and some large binding rings.
Once the corners were properly dry, I cut out each corner and glued to the cover of my book.
Look much better now, right?
Sometimes you have to have faith. I have used the inks before, not for this stamp, but I did know what to expect. If you are new to acrylic inks set aside some time to play and try things out. I think you will like them.
I painted the whole stamp image with Pure Gold Acrylic paint and the background with a combination of Peridot and Malachite.
Time for me to eat and then back to glueing things together.
I hope you are still having a good time and being inspired to make a few different things.