Have you heard? Unity Stamp Co. and Brutus Monroe have teamed up to make 4 classic background stamps. Each of these stamps are A2 size (4.25"x5.5"). These stamps will work with a bold sentiment or as a classic background stamp to any card, mixed media project or accent piece.
For my project I used the "Hit the Brick" stamp, from the collaboration between Unity Stamp Co. and Brutus Monroe. For the canvas piece I used a record. This is a unique canvas, but makes for interesting conversation piece. I was drawn to the 'old school; RCA Victor, since it had a sophisticated look.
I started by using the Brutus Monroe Media Paste and a stencil I had from a big box store to create a skyline appearance. Once that was dry, I put clear crackle on this record in a 'splattered' appearance. Because the canvas is a vinyl record, the crackle has some issues drying and wanted to flake off also. I spritzed with the 'Oz' Surface Spray and 'Aubergine Re-Inker' . Carefully I used a heat tool to set some of the inks.
The "Hit the Brick" stamp was inked with Brutus Monroe Alabaster and stamped around to give the background more of a layered look. I tried to give the piece a more of a 'distressed' aged piece for more of a gritty city feel.
To finish the piece off I put one of my favorite photos of my daughter, after she had gone to a Victorian Tea Party. We had just left dropping off her best friend and I looked back and this is how I found her. The picture literally takes my breath away in this stolen moment.