Friday, August 22, 2014

Journal 52, week 34: Alphabetical

For week 34 over at Journal 52, Chelle's prompt was Alphabetical.

I started with one of my recycled file folders and TRIED to use some red pigment ink 

using the Direct to Paper method.   Instead, I got a nasty mess when the "pad" started disintegrating all over the file folder.  As you can see, I've rubbed all the raised ink pad portion right off the base.

Next, I added the alphabet to the mess.

Finally, I used my handmade ABC stamp as a frame around the alphabet.

A couple of detail shots that show the alphabet stencil,

the stamp, and the week number

then one final view to show my take on this week's challenge. 

Thanks as always for visiting, because I'm not on Facebook or flickr.

10 thoughtful remarks:

cecile graven said...

At least the work came out fine:) I hate it when inkpads start disintegrating during my work.
When it happens I immediately add that branch of products to my blacklist.

Caterina Giglio said...

I gave up on ink pads long ago... but it turned out well anyway... great pics of your museum tour below, I am a history sucker... and love anything old... and it brought smiles to my face... x

Karla B said...

Hello my friend! How are you? It's been a while since I visit you. Love your mess.The outcome is wonderful!

Cindy McMath said...

I don't think I've ever had that happen with the ink pad - but as always yoou made the most of the situation and got a great piece out of it. Love that bright red!

TwinkleToes2day said...

I really like the the scratchy look to the background. What a pest that the pad disintegrated tho', but it 'died' a noble demise hehe. I'm impressed with your ABC stamp :D
Many thanks for your comment on my very late Q&L page. I'm glad that you like what I did, you are very sweet :D

Corrine at said...

Fun with letters, like the letter border too. xox

Nan G said...

Well it turned out fab! Cool Abc stamp...and homemade too! Hugs from all us Girls. :)

~*~Patty S said...

You got good results even with the ink pad falling apart on you and the stencil along with your hand made alphabet stamp add nice interest too!

see you there! said...

I like the finished piece, my favorite part is what you stamped with your hand made stamp.


pearshapedcrafting said...

This is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! Love the way you have done the border! Chrisxx