Cabinet Card Images
Glue copies of cabinet cards to a stiff cardboard. Distress edges with ink and a piece of sandpaper or an emory board.
“Lady of Nature”
For the heart and butterfly cabinet card I cut out a piece of paper and masked the image of the woman and stamped the entire background with a French text stamp. I then stamped with a butterfly stamp, bird stamp, flourish stamp and a mini heart stamp with staz on ink.
Once the ink was dried I used acrylic paint mixed with a little bit of acrylic glazing medium to color the background. Glazing medium makes the acrylic paint transparent so your stamped images will show through.
I used distress ink on the edges of the card. Use a charcoal pencil to outline the image of the woman, the heart, bird and butterfly stamped images to make them stand out from the background. To finish it off I went around the edge of the card with the charcoal pencil and smudged.
“Mr Steam-Punk Card”
I gave the black and white image a wash of gold acrylic paint to give it an antique look.
I then colored the black and white image of the man using acrylic paint and distress ink.
I stamped a stop watch on the background and glued steam punk like images on the card. The Victorian shoe was colored with distress ink and hung from the bottom with an eyelet.
I think this one is my favorite of the set. I am not sure if the image is of a boy or girl. It is so hard to tell sometimes with the style in the Victorian era of dressing little boys in dresses. Either way I got a female vibe and that is what I went with.
The background was very dark so using white chalk ink I stamped a postmark and flourish around the edges of the image.
I painted her dress with watered down gesso and then went over that with some peach colored acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry I went around the edges of the dress with a sepia colored gel pen.
Her hat was cut from a piece of scrapbook paper and mounted on card stock.
I cut little strips of scrapbook paper in complimentary colors and glued it along the edges of the image. I stamped a small flower trio around the frame. I added dots with white paint and went around the edges of the scrapbook paper with a charcoal pencil and smudged.
The little sentence along the bottom was cut from an old work book and was the inspiration for the bad girl them. Pin It