Saturday, 27 December 2014
Saturday, 20 December 2014
|SUPER EASY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT|
Anyway, should you come across some perfectly good strips of light card in the bin or otherwise, you can use it to make an ornament by cutting one piece the length you want it to be and then cutting long strips of differing lengths, folding them in half and securing them at the top and bottom. A staple would do, but I've drilled holes with my new screw punch and used a split pin to hold the ends together.
I've added some twine as a hanger at the top, threading it through the hole before the split pin went in. A lot of variations are possible using the same basic principle, but I'll leave that up to your imagination.
Saturday, 13 December 2014
|REVERSE STAMP BACKGROUND|
Anyway its a simple but fabulous idea - just use a tiny bit of double sided tape to stick your acrylic stamp upside down on your stamping block, and then use it as a "shadow" for underneath the image. In this example I used silver underneath and crimson on top. You'll have to take my word for it that it looks better in reality.
(I probably shouldn't mention that a little lick and stick is a speedier way than double sided tape to stick the stamp onto the block for the first step.)
Saturday, 6 December 2014
|COLOURING STAMPS ON WOOD.|
I did some little samples first. (Bottom right corner) Alcohol based markers bled very badly into the wood.
Water based markers were OK but a bit overly bright for what I had in mind. I finally settled on pencils, and was pleased with the results.
I was interested in the top example as I think with a bit more thought you could get a nice faux intarsia effect.