Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday’s blog is something new,
so rather than bombard you with more new stencils and stamps,
I thought I would revisit an old but beautiful stamp, and apply a new combination of colours, and a rather new application to it.
The Dandelion Fairy is very, very lovely…
So here’s a delicate application, which I think sits well with her.
Cut a piece of Cut n Dry felt to fit the stamp.
Stamp the image onto the lint side in Black Archival.
Drip the following 3 distress Reinker colours onto a Ziploc bag:
(in case you aren’t aware, these inks come in little bottles, like this)
Paint the image on the lint with a paintbrush, using the drops of coloured inks on the bag.
You can get very specific about where you want the colour to be.
The inks will spread – that’s fine.
You have made a bespoke inkpad for your Dandelion Fairy.
Ink up the stamp. This will be EASY,
because you can see through the stamp exactly!
Now stamp away.
See how the image looks painted?
The Bespoke pad will last for ages.
In fact, if you store it in the ziploc bag, it will go on for months!
I added a little matching fern, too.
So I want to create the illusion that they are tumbling…
Time to get out the matching inkpads:
Mount on a soft, matching colour card,
In case you are wondering which cardstock I used,
to get such a sharp crisp image, it is Theuva Card.
Then pop the bespoke ink pad in your Ziploc bag, together with the card which tells you which colour inks you used, just in case you wanted to rejuvenate and add ink.
At last we can colour in the actual stamp. Bingo.
I had to laugh when Maria showed me this trick in France. I was blown away by it. “Wow, Maria!” I said, “That’s brilliant! How it you come up with that?!” Maria shrugged her shoulders, and replied, “It’s written on the back of the Cut n Dry packet!”
Which just goes to show: we should read the back of the packet!
So let’s put together a little offer:
If you buy the Dandelion Fairy, we will send you the additional large matching leaf (rrp £7.25) as a Gift.