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Wedenesday’s blog is something new, and here is a Stamp duet which will give you many hours of fun. It is such a cool set! The stamps work well alone, but when you layer them up and use them together, you will be impressed!
Let me show you how they work.
I mounted mine on Clarity handles, and then numbered them.
1 and 2. I also wiped the blue indexing off with Blending Solution. It really helps to be able to see right through the image; wait and see….
Stamp no. 1 onto a piece of Cut n Dry Felt cut to fit, using an archival, permanent ink pad.
I used Library Green, only because it was on the table!
Time to paint the bouquet.
An excellent combination of colours for this bouquet are:
Mustard Seed Reinker
Festive Berries and
Write the names on a piece of card and slip said card into a little ziploc bag. A clever Maria-Tip!
Drip the inks onto the bag in the right places. Ink palette. Voila!!
Paint the bouquet. No need to be too exact.
The ink will spread right to the edge of the felt, so don’t get hung up on the detail here!
Now ink up Bouquet No. 2 in the handmade customised ink pad you just made, and then stamp it straight over Bouquet No. 1. Really easy, especially if you get rid of the indexing. They literally just drop into place.
You can do this dozens and dozens of times. store the pad in the ziploc bag; if it dries out, spritz with a little water and go again!
Look how pretty bouquet No. 2 is as a background! More will be revealed….
Add a little depth of colour with pencils if you like,
Next, ink up bouquet No. 2 in Versamark, stamp over the flowers, add detail clear powder, and heat emboss.
Provided the Library Green ink was dry, the powder will only stick to the flowers and leaves. Very clever glazed effect. The dark green stays matt.
Can you see this?
Now for the vase stencil. Also very versatile and fun to work with.
You are sure to have some flower scrap on card somewhere, where you blotted. Draw out the shape of whichever vase you fancy, and cut out.
Coat the cut out vase with Versamark, add clear embossing powder again, and heat emboss.
See the difference? Not glazed Vs glazed.
Cut back your original embossed flower card, and use the bouquet stamp no. 2 with second generation ink from your custom pad. Cover the background randomly.
Brush in a table top, using a Post It and a stencil brush.
I’ve been hanging out in Santa Fé, so let’s add some funk and vibrance to this, shall we? Stamp a bright pink, like Picked Raspberry here and there, second generation ink. You can wipe the ink off the glazed bouquet, so stamp over it too.
Let’s do the same with Tumbled Glass. And Bingo. Look at the transformation!
Almost done. Add the glazed vase using sticky fixers to raise it.
Wipe the glazed bouquet clean. All done.
Hope you like that one! Very colourful isn’t it!!
I’m off for a walk in the warm sun. I think it does the body good x