Now then! Here is an example of what I like to do best- dark, scary...oh, sorry, only kidding.
I love to make background papers. That's right, I only stamp so I can use the papers I make.
The Inkadinkado bat and sentiment are stamped on a background of alcohol inks on Chromekote. The moon was cut from one piece, and layered on a second piece that was done with the same colors, plus black. The second layer down is stamped with clouds from Stampscapes. I use Archival Ink in Jetblack- Archival inks work very well on alcohol inks.
These two layers then went on a piece of painted paper. That piece is rice paper, painted with Jacquard Lumiere and Neopaque paints. Ribbon is from Michaels, one of their Halloween rolls. I hadn't planned on doing the Happy Halloween sentiment, but had to cover up a bit of a boo-boo in the inked piece. I don't often use ribbons, but hey, it's Halloween!