Studio 490 Style

I recently had the pleasure of taking two classes with Wendy Vecchi.

I learned a few new tips, like how to mask a rubber stamp so you only ink the part you want to stamp.

More importantly, I learned how adding rubber stamps can enhance other images.

I even got used to cutting out stamped images — something I NEVER did before my hours with Wendy.

When visiting Wendy’s blog, I noticed there was a contest in her honor by Simon Says Stamp.

And, although most of my Studio 490 stamps have not yet arrived, I decided I owed it to Wendy to show her all that I learned in her class.

And so, without further ado, here is my art — Studio 490 style.

I started with white cardstock from American Crafts. Using a Tim Holtz mask, I inked the tag with Distress Ink.

Then, I removed the mask and inked the entire tag again.

I then used Ranger Archival Ink and a Studio 490 background stamp to ink.

The colors I have in ink are too bold (lighter colors are on order at Scrap Tales) and I didn’t like the result, so I went over the entire tag with more Distress Ink.

Then, I stamped the leaves (again, with a Studio 490 stamp) and colored them with Distress Ink.

I edged both the tag and leaves with a Paint Dabber in Copper. I also ran it lightly over the brad.

I cut the flowers out of Grunge Paper with Tim Holtz’s flower die. Since I didn’t have another background stamp by Wendy Vecchi, I used one from Hero Arts.

Then, I inked them and attached them to the tag.

The bird is a Studio 490 stamp that I stamped on Grunge Paper, cut out and inked. Then I coated it with Diamond Glaze by JudiKins.

I added one of Wendy’s word stamps, some Distress Stickles, an eyelet and some Maya Road ribbon for the finishing touch.

Thank you, Wendy!