Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chinese Horseman

Wonderful Weaving re-visited:  this is one of the few cards I’ve done that I really like – fussy cutting and all . . .

 . . . there’s just something special about Asian-themed images that gives a stamper their best shot at a great layout.   Several years ago in one of Stampington’s Catch-Up issues, they wrote that Asian themes were by far the most popular, and then they promptly suited action to words by producing a Catch-Up issue devoted entirely to Oriental art.  It was a stunner for sure. 

The horse and rider were inked first with Peeled Paint, and then I took the Black Soot pad and just lightly dabbed around the edges.  I worried that I’d made a hash of it, but it actually turned out rather well.  The weaving on this card is almost as minimal as it gets:  three strips on the left and two on top.  Paper weaving can be one of the quickest, impressive-looking (but no-talent-needed) embellishments ever . . . give it a try!
Cardstock:         Bazzill Cantaloupe, Generic Oyster White, Washi papers ironed onto freezer paper
                              for added Strength       
Stamps:              Stamp Camp Texture Specks, Lost Coast Bamboo, Stamp Craft ‘Long         
                                Life’, MJ Barber Chinese Horseman                                        
Inks:                    Distress Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Ancient Page Mandarin
Doo Dads:          Dried pine needles, Chinese coin

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