Friday, May 11, 2007

Doodles & Stamps

Whilst on the phone last weekend, I started doodling with a permanent marker & white gel pen on some pre-made backgrounds I had lying around on my desk & ended up with these ATC's.....

I also played with oil pastels and stamped a few postmarks on the ones below prior to doodling & embellishing with postage stamps.

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For the original background, I cover a piece of sturdy A4 cardstock with a page from an old phone book, then add bits & pieces of left over text/music paper from other projects. The sheet is then painted with a coat of French Sepia Ink......... this is a beautiful traditional shellac ink produced by Cornelissen & Son, London, which gives a lovely transparent satin finish to the background paper.

7 comments:

Joan said...

These are terrific!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooooooooo ingenious! Especially the old phonebook idea!! Love them.

audrey h. said...

Gisele...these are gorgeous. How come i can't doodle that good :o)

Connie said...

Sooooooooooooo beautiful!
I'm amazed!
TY!

Mieke said...

WOW, These are so beautiful
Gisele!!
Love them al!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely work Gisele, I like the idea of using the phone book pages, it adds instant age.
Ro

Nicole said...

Oh these are great, faaab colours. ;)