The stamp I used for the frame is a 5" x 7" stamp by the Rubber Cafe that I have owned for many years. It works great in the MISTI, I just used various coloured distress inks and water until I had the look I wanted.
While the cardstock was still a tiny bit damp, I tore 5/8" strips using a metal ruler. Once dry, I adhered several cardboard strips together, then used foam tape to attach the finished strips. I purposely glued the frame together at ever so slightly different lengths and angle, to give a rustic organic look.
I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but the coloured distress ink sky has fine brush marks under it. Long story short, I had some gesso left over the other day and decided to clean the pot and brush by using it up on cardstock.
Blending watery distress ink over gesso is like spreading melted butter and it gives a hand painted look....who knew!
Thank you for looking and I hope you are all safe and well.
EDIT: Polly's comment just reminded me...the little round door opens and I wrote "Hello Joann" inside.
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 GMT Views: 668
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 60808
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 6:02 PM
Susie, this is amazing! That frame is WONDERFUL and the scene is so fun and so creative and so well done. I wish I had designed this - I am so in awe of you. Glad to see this right before bed. Take care sweet girl and stay safe! Hugz
------------------------------ Nancy Williams - Hope your day is Spirit-filled and ink-filled (in that order)! DRS Designs-DT, Punchkateer, Favorites Notification Team, Dirty Dozen Alumni
Registered: March 30, 2008 Location: Somewhere between the Shire & Mordor! Posts: 3689
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 6:14 PM
This looks GREAT, Susie! I LOVE the earthy feel of the framing you did & the image itself! Makes me think of Hobbitville! LOL I LOVE EVERYTHING you've done with this! The sky, the colors, the berries, the door, stones & grass! AN EXCELLENT JOB!!! I'm SURE it will be SO APPRECIATED!!! AND DO STAY SAFE & WELL!!!! <3
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 38619
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 6:33 PM
That is a really cool frame stamp...love it. What a magical scene...I wonder what's behind that intriguing door. I love the sky colors, especially the plumy one on top...Enjoy your time in the middle of nowhere..perhaps you'll find a wooden door with a tiny knob on it....go inside!