Thursday, 6 October 2011
A Nice Pear - for the Stamp Man
The Stamp Man current challenge is to use Pears or a Pair of something in your submission. I have a gorgeous set of Non Sequitur stamps from them, called Greco Roman collage and I think I have used every stamp on this huge set for my entry! Janet, when she introduced the challenge, was saying what a pear represents in different cultures and that to artists it often represents the female shape. I guess that is why this set, which includes naked statues and women's faces, also includes a pear!
I don't normally stamp directly onto wooden boxes but I wanted to use my new Distress Stains as a wood stain, so I used Vintage Photo and Antique Linen, with a little Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, then stamped directly onto the box, all the way round, in Archival Sepia. Finally I varnished the box.
When I was in the charity shop the other day buying the vintage bag, I spotted this artificial pear for 20p, so I had to have it to pose my photograph!
Although this was hard to photograph, I am pleased with it IRL as I think it would make a good present for a man's study as it has the natural wood look and I haven't added any embellishments (for once!).