Today is the release of Artistic Outpost’s new stamp set French Flight!
French Flight is the newest addition to Artistic Outpost's catalogue of unique vintage inspired stamp collections.
In the late 1700's , two French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier launched the first manned ballon from the from the center of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes. In 1793, Jean Pierre Blanchard became the first to fly a hot air balloon in North America, yet another French adventurer!
This stamp collection pays homage to these adventurers. Fun, quirky, with a little bit of steampunk thrown in for good measure, French Flight is pure creative delight.
Collection available in both unmounted rubber sheets or pre-mounted on EZMount cling foam and hand trimmed on a clear cling storage card!
As most Artistic Outpost stamp sets do, this set coordinates well with many of the other sets, especially Paris Expo.
French Flight. They all work so well together. The hot air balloon is from Paris Exposition.
My base for the collage is glassine paper, a paper with a waxy coating. It just naturally makes the stamping look vintage. It was my first time using it. I really like the effect. I simply stamped all the images with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, no Distress ink at all! That’s amazing, huh? I almost always use some Distress ink. The beauty of this paper is that it has a vintage color already.
This is a very simple collage to do. I started with a piece of glassine paper that’s 3 3/8” x 4 1/8”. I stamped the 3 gentlemen first. Then I stamped them again on text weight (printer/copy) paper to make a mask. I cut it out. I used repositionable tape to stick it over my stamped image. Then I stamped the other images starting with the balloon (Paris Expo) and adding images from French Flight. I stamped the title at the bottom and filled in with script. Remove the mask and “ta da!”, a great collage! Easy!!
For the card, the collage is mounted on a piece of ivory card stock. I did use Vintage Photo Distress ink on the edges of that! Both are layered onto a black mat. Then I added black brads at each corner. The card base is actually Kraft color. I rubbed Distress inks along the edges until it blended well with my collage. I kept the card very simple to focus attention on the collage.
You’ll find lots more inspiration showcasing French Flight at these designers’ blogs!!!
· Gerrie Johnnic
· Lisa Somerville
· Judy Hayes - you are here already!!!
· Lynn Stevens
· Barbara Washington
· Stephanie Severin
· Suzanne Czosek
· Louise Granlund
Thank you so much for stopping!!!