Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time is a Healer

Hello everyone, Monique here with a new mixed media project for Sin City Art Stamps

Supply list:
Chalk Paints in  Blue, Red, grey-green and white.
Metallic paint in gold
Matte varnish
Crackle medium
Antiquing cream in black
Waterproof stamp ink in black
Colored pencils
Dies (swirl and scroll-work)
Die-cutting machine
Assorted embellishments 
Alphabet stickers or stamps 
White cardstock
Distress inks in green and brown


Step 1: stamp the image onto white cardstock and color it using pencils

Step 2: Take a piece of a cardboard box and remove parts of the top layer

 Step 3: Remove some threads from a piece of burlap to create frays on the edges. Add a layer of gesso on the burlap like in the picture

 Step 4: Paint the cardboard blue and add a little white using an almost dry paint brush.

Step 5 : Add some red paint

 Step 6: Die cut the swirl and the scrollwork, then paint them with the grayish green with gold.
To give it an aged look, remove some of the paint with a babywipe or wet cloth.

 Step 7: Add 3 layers of matte varnish, letting it dry in between layers.
This is to seal the image before using the crackle medium.

Step 8: Apply a layer of crackle medium. As the medium dries, it will create an effect as if it is an old painting complete with aged cracks.  Rub some black antiquing cream to further age the image by rubbing it into the cracks.

Step 9: Add water to some black paint and use this to help age the burlap.

Step 10: Assemble the piece with strong adhesive and add some finishing gold details around the edges and on your added embellishments.

Here some close up pictures, the crackle doesn't show very well in the photos but it's there!

Thanks for visiting.

Here's our quick links to find even more inspiration and to grab your own Sin City Stamps:
Sin City Stamps Store
Sin City Stamps Facebook Group
And you are here at "The Blog" but make sure you keep checking back - even better "follow" us so you don't miss any of the Inspiration Team posts


  1. Love everything about this, stunning coloring, amazing texture and adore the vintage feel. Thanks so much Monique!

  2. Beautiful coloring of that stamped image. Love your creation Monique


Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind words!
A note regarding the GDPR and EU ePrivacy Regulation:
Those leaving a comment on any post on this blog do so on the understanding that their name and personal details will be visible to anyone who visits this blog.
People entering a piece of artwork into any competition or giveaway promoted here, they do so in the knowledge that their name and blog link are visible to all who visit this blog and in so doing have published their own personal details and consented to our use of that personal information should it be selected as a winner.
Thank you.

Copyright Text

Blank Page Muse 2018 Sin City Stamps 2013