12 June 2018

AALL & Create - Exterminati Sunt by Olga Heldwein

Hi everyone and welcome. I'm back with you today to share a new project for AALL & Create - this one is a real favourite as it has a simplicity in design that helps the stamp do all the talking.

Exterminati Sunt by Olga Heldwein



When I saw this border stamp from AALL & Create I knew I just had to have it. Olga Heldwein has included so much detail in this design with a patchwork of intricate pieces of script creating the perfect backdrop for a collection of winged insects.

Having applied layers of Dina Wakley paint onto the white card I stamped the whole image using Black Archival Ink. You'll see below how I then painted out the insects to create a contrasting white background for them. I then re-stamped the insects onto white card, cut them out and layered over the background to add some much needed dimension.


Here are a couple of close ups of the finished card so you can see the the true beauty of this border stamp in more detail;



You can purchase Olga's stamp set 'Exterminati Sunt' from AALL & Create HERE and it's also available from many of your favourite retailers across the World (listed on the same page).


That's it from me for today. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the beauty of this stamp in action here. Do make sure you pop over to the AALL & Create Facebook page to see more from the other designers and guests. In the meantime take care of yourselves and get creative!

Jenny xxx

6 comments:

  1. Wow! This is fabulous Jenny! It is a fabulous stamp too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  2. Yes, that is a VERY nice stamp and I admire how you've used it. Wondering though, is it possible to use this stamp in such a way as to bring out the fine detail of the insects? (Not all stamps are etched finely enough--just curious.)

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    1. So glad you like it Beulah. Great question! I went with multiple layers of stamping with black archival ink to get a really dark and dramatic look over the painty background but yes, by using just one layer of stamping it is possible to bring out the detail more clearly.

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  3. Stunning card! Jenny . The bold black and white 'B' insects are so striking against the painty background . The white scratchy lines to the left are the perfect finishing touch .
    x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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