Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Artistic Outpost French Flight Release

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. 

I created this collage with most of the stamps from 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!!!


Suzanne C said...

What a fab masculine card! Love the rich tones!

SmilynStef said...

I just bought glassine paper on my trip to NYC ... and wasn't quite sure what to do with it ... now I know ... what a fabulous monochromatic design.

Mary Jo said...

Judy a very masculine card. See you found a perfect way to use the glassine paper. As usual your colors are right on.

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful collage. The glassine is great to use to get that true vintage look. Great card.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Judy your collages are the best!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine card, love the monochromatic look!

Anonymous said...

Love that set! Great card, Judy!


Lillian Child said...

WOW ~~~~ this vintage set is perfect for inspiring creativity!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

You've made me want to give the glassine paper a try too. You've stamped a fabulous vintage collaged piece!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great collage Judy! Need to try that.

Lynn Stevens said...

Looks awesome Judy, I bought some natural wax paper and it works almost as well as glassine. I say almost because you need to double it to get that rich color!
Love your collage of stamps!
hugs Lynn