There is no doubt about it, collage is one of my all time favourite techniques and the Artistic Stampers stamps lend themselves so well for this.
Here is a list of the stamps I used for this project:
Speckle 4 x 6
Journaling Words II
Time & Keys
I started by covering a canvas of 6 x 8 " with random bits of paper and strips of Wasi tape from my stash using Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium. Next I covered it with a thin wash of Gesso I then stamped some images from the Ephemera 1 and Postage 1 plates on smooth white card in Black Archival Ink, coloured them with Vintage Photo Distress Inks, cut them out and also adhered them to the canvas in more or less random places. I also added a vintage photo from my stash
Now for the final step: I inked the edges with some Dark Brown chalk ink from my stash and then added some shading with a charcoal pencil to add more depth. I also added a tiny bit of white shading with a white pen on the photo to make it pop a bit more, added a charm and that was it.
Here are some detail pictures still
Hope you enjoyed this project and will give collage a go.