I love these Fabriano Mediovalis Notecards. You can find them at www.dickblick.com Just put "Mediovalis" or "Fabriano" into the search box. But, the catch is, they are only sold in 100 ct. boxes . . . :shock:
The images here are a mix of traditional wood mount AND clear stamps, by golly. A few years ago I bought some clear stamps off QVC; being the lazy girl I am, I haven't played much with them. They do require some getting used to. The crown and border images are traditional rubber WM stamps. The ornate frame and sentiment are clear. The frame stamped surprisingly well with Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink onto vellum, maintaining a lot of the fine detail--it may have helped that the vellum has such a smooth surface. The sentiment, I struggled a tad with and applied a bit too much pressure, fearful that the texture surface might impede getting a clear impression.
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2006 GMT Views: 2108
Collages after all, are the true delights that showcase your artistic talents - you make it look easy when I know darn well it is not. Love the precise placement of the crownly image - makes it appear, to me, as its popping out just to say - it is a HRR creation. TFS!