Friday, March 22, 2013

Dictionary Stamping=FUN!!!

Hi guys~this all started with a visit to Godelieve Tijsken's  blog {she is a member of the Darkroom Door's DT } she is very talented and very nice.  I asked her could I Dictionary Stamp with her~so that is why I'm posting this.  This dictionary is old ~copyright 1955. Some of the pages are torn but for the most part in good shape.  Here is a sampling of my first stampings~

If you noticed I also added tissue tape to mark where my stamping are and I repaired some of the torn pages with it, also.

I used two of my favorite Darkroom Door stamp sets to begin with.

I used black ink {Memento}and Archival Ink by Ranger .  I really can't say one was better than the other.  The designs I chose are not heavy in ink.  The airy design works best so you won't have bleed through to the back of the page being stamped.  I colored with H2O's by Lumin Arte.  I will also try chalks, mists and several of the Viva products.  I also decided to put a cover on my dictionary {you know how it is ~one thing leads to another}

I'm not sure about the big sofa buttons ~ it's just laying there!

This is how I made my cover ~ very simple.   I used felt and machine stitched.  The sides are whipped down by hand:):)
HERE is a link to one of Godelieve's Dictionary Stamping blog posts~ I know you will enjoy!!!
I have done some revisions on two of my pages at the top of my blog~ about me and gallery, all new pic's!!! Enjoy!!!!! 


  1. It's great that you started stamping your dictionary too Connie!
    I love the use of tissue on your pages. Looks like there are some images in the dictionary already, so it is going to be a lovely mix of printed and stamped images.
    Beautiful felt cover!
    I hope you enjoy your stamped dictionary as much as I like mine :)

    Thanks for linking to my blog!

  2. Oh, this is amazing, Connie! I love that you covered it too!

  3. this is such a cool idea- love the stamping and tissue paper!! wonderful

  4. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This looks fabulous!! I am LOVING that stamping and love love love the cover!!!

    And I saw your comment on my 'rescued' page -- I know that the ones set of birds were Pelicans -- but I wasn't sure what the other one was... sorry :(

  5. ooooooooo What fun!!! Love the result. Very vintage.

  6. How cool is this? I love it Connie. May have to give this one a shot!

  7. How fun is that!!! LOVE the look and that cover is pretty amazing!

  8. This is so cool and Connie! TFS!!! :)Evie

  9. Wow, that's so neat! It makes me wanna go stamp something :)

  10. I love the look of stamped images on dictionary paper, so fun!

  11. GASP!!!! LOVE this so much!

  12. I love this! I need to get back into stamping! TFS!

  13. What a fun way to add interest to your old dictionary. I really like your embellished cover...the buttons and lace are perfect!

  14. Yes it is, dictionary stamping = fun and your work looks great!

    love the buttons on the cover.

  15. Great to see how bloggers inspire one another :) Love your dictionary! Seems bigger than the one Godelieve uses. Beautiful mixture of stamping, coloring, tape.. I especially love the felt cover with the buttons, awesome!
    I'm fond of altered books, so I'll follow this project :)


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