I made this for a swap with the girlfriends yahoo group, it went to Margie Anderson in CA. The letter was purchased at Michael's, they are white when you purchase them. This is the 7th letter I have made. I used strong tea to "stain" it and make it beige because I thought beige would look better with Rich Regals which are margie's favorite colors. I basically brewed a really strong tea then used a sponge brush to "paint" it. I used several coats until I got it to the right beige I wanted. After it dried, I stamped right on it with dye ink. I do not recommend craft ink for this project, dye works best. I did alot of stamping to get that look, my goal was to make it look like a floral chintz fabric. Anyway, most of the flowers were individually stamped 3-4 times. To do the edges, I used dye ink on a sponge dauber until I got the right darkness. In the small crevices, I used a dye ink on a q-tip.
Date: Monday, November 13, 2006 GMT Views: 375