by Lydia Fiedler
Use a fine-tipped black pen to give your stamped images the look of classical etchings.
- Open line-art stamp image (Stampin' Up!'s Blended Bloom used here)
- Black marker or pen with a fine tip
- Cardstock (a smooth cardstock is best)
Begin by stamping an open line art stamp in black ink on smooth white cardstock.
Using a fine-tipped marker, begin to make tapered lines within the stamp image with a light flicking motion - lifting the pen off the paper towards the end of your line. The line should be thinner at the end than it is where it started.
Practice by drawing a straight line on a scrap. Put your pen down on the line briefly and then as you draw a quick line, lift the tip of the pen up off the paper towards the end of the line.
To add a little shading, do a second, shorter group of lines at the base of the first.
Continue until your image is completely filled.
For variations on this technique, try cross-hatching...
Use your image on a finished project.
Try this technique on colored cardstock, too.