This was created for the J&C Creations team, using the Penny Black ‘Love London’ transparent stamp set.
The images were stamped onto acetate (I used inkjet film), using Black Stazon. I let it dry for a moment or two, then turned it over and coloured on the reverse using Promarkers in reds and blues, with some browns/golds/oranges for the characters.Because you are colouring on the opposite side to the stamping, you don’t get a problem with the Staz-on bleeding.
The markers don’t blend in the same way on the film as they do on paper, but you get nice jewel bright colours.
The images were cut out, and I punched holes and added eyelets for hanging. I put two in the top if the bus, and one in the bottom, 1 each side of the ‘Underground’ sign and one each in the top of the bags. I used 34 gauge wire, which is thin enough to be able to thread through the beads, but firm enough that you can use the wire itself to pick up & thread the beads. I alternated red, white & blue beads to keep to the theme. As you can see, the wire is thin enough to be able to thread two strands through the beads, as I did at the top of the bus to make the hanging string, then I separated them out again to make the loop. I added a large blue bead at the top that I glued the ends into.
Not the best shot, and yes, my windows do need cleaning, lol.