When I saw this sweatshirt in a catalog, I instantly thought "Polished Stone".
Then I thought the stamp set Branch Out would be perfect accent to the background:
Polished Stone is one of my all time favorite stamping techniques. It is so simple to do. Here's how:
Polished Stone Technique
What you need: glossy white card stock. This technique will also work on any nonabsorbent surface like vellum, dominos, acetate, glass, or plastic.
metallic reinkers (gold, silver, copper)
-Put a few small drops of the metallic ink randomly onto glossy white card stock.
-Dampen a cotton ball using rubbing alcohol. Don’t saturate the cotton ball.
-Place a couple of drops of the classic ink onto the wet cotton ball. You may use 2-3 colors of ink. I would not suggest using any more than two, or it Can look muddy.
-Dab your cotton ball over the card stock. Continue dabbing until you achieve the look you want.
The rubbing alcohol will cause the re-inker to blend together.
The metallic re-inker will sit on top of the color and will make your background vein to look like marble.
-Optional: Seal with acrylic sealer. If you don’t ,the metallic ink will come off on your fingers. This does not bother me. The smell of the acrylic sealer bothers me more!
OR: heat emboss piece with clear embossing powder (make sure alcohol is dry first). This will also set the metallic ink.
-Use piece as a background or stamp an image using regular black or Stazon black ink.
Stamp Sets:Branch Out and Autumn Days
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green, Brushed Bold and glossy white
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamark, Encore Metallic Gold re-inker, Bravo Burgundy, Garden Green and More Mustard dye re-inkers
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon