Jennie here today to share with you some ideas for some mini art ticket strips which are both fun to make and fun to use on your atcs, cards, tags and mixed media journal pages.
Back in 2013 Tim shared a project for Mini Masterpieces using Journalling Tickets and the "concept" has been in my mind ever since. You can see the full tutorial here as to how Tim made and then used his tickets.
As usual my take is very different! As a user of stamped tickets in pretty well all my projects I wanted something a little smaller.
I started by cutting some strips of tickets using the mini-ticket die and plain cream cardstock. I was a child who loved to make postage stamps using my Nana's old sewing machine so already I was getting excited ! I had a good look through my stamps and gathered together a pile of small(ish) stamps and a palette of Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean.
And this is the process: at the top you will see that I have used post-it notes to mask out the adjoining tickets. I started with a background stamp in Antique Linen and then started layering other images over the top. Once I had a design it was quick and easy to work along the ticket strip. Finally I edged each strip with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Here are some of my other ticket strips using Tim's stamps - I am are you will recognise them!
I also used some larger stamps which initially I thought would be too big for these mini tickets, but as Tim's stamps have the design printed on the back of the stamp it was easy to determine whether they would fit the ticket and where to place them.
Again I am sure you will recognise these fine gentlemen and of course the top of the Effeil Tower.
By this time I had spent time trawling through ALL my stamps and found that quite large flower stamps could be easily stamped in the little space. I stamped these designs in Ranger Arcival Black Ink and then painted the design with Distress Inks.
I love painting with Distress Inks - I just squish a two or three colours on the craft mat and spritz with a little water and layer the colours over each other. The colours blend beautifully with very little effort.
The one thing I have done is to stamp each ticket with a background stamp even though the overstamped design was quite detailed. It isn't very visible but it is amazing how effective having something in the background is. I found this text stamp from the Mercantile set just perfect - not too large - and of course Antique Linen Distress Ink is just perfect.
Well I do hope that has given you some ideas for using your ticket strip die and I am looking forward to using these little tickets on future projects. But be warned - it does get a little bit addictive !!