Happy Monday! It's Jill here with a challenge that invites you to set that stamping ink to the side and pull out your Sprinklers instead. Wilna and I both decided to have a go at this challenge, and we both loved the painterly effects that our Sprinkler-stamped images created on our layouts.
We each took different approaches to applying the color to the stamp. I sprayed color directly on the stamp (a cute little cloud from the Fly a Kite clear stamp collection), and stamped the image over patterned paper.
I varied the colors and the patterns that I used, but I worked mainly with blue, gray, and white. The Sprinklers that I chose included Robot Blue, Tinsel, Set Sail, Night Sky, Miss Mary Mack, and Tin Type. I cut out some of the stamped images and mixed them with images that I had stamped directly to paper. I also shook off some of the color prior to stamping, to create droplets.
Rather than spray directly onto her stamp, Wilna uncapped her Sprinklers and poured a little of each color she chose (Hopscotch, Buttermilk, and Brown Bag) into a paint tray. She then painted the colors on the stamp with a brush, and applied the stamped image (from the Farmhouse rubber stamp set) to a series of scalloped circles.
As a finishing touch, Wilna stitched over the images and around the layout using silver thread. She also backed the layout with a sheet of 9 to 5 chevron patterned paper, and she incorporated accents from the Sidewalks collection, demonstrating just how easy October Afternoon's lines are to mix.
All in all, both Wilna and I both got a kick out of this challenge. "Stamping with Sprinklers is fun," Wilna claims, "and the textures and effects one creates are really lovely." I definitely agree!
We would love it if you would join in the challenge this week and share your own approaches to mixing Sprinklers and stamps in the OA Flickr gallery.