Thanks for popping in!
How’s it going?
Been following the swimming?
Well done to Adam Peaty and Team GB.
I do enjoy the pool events.
Definitely better at swimming than trampolining!
When I was a student,
I used to be a life guard, you know!
Down the Black Lion in Gillingham.
Pretty much lived down there every break we got.
Loved it. Best job ever for a student!
We have a fab set of Diver’s Stamps.
Really retro and classy….
Here’s some fab artwork from our Design Team friends:
|Art by Linda Spencer
|Art by Elaine Milner
|Art by Diane Whitehouse
These stamps were in the Member’s Half Price Sale last month,
and to celebrate our Gold winners,
let’s extend that sale to the general public for the duration of the Olympics!
Today’s the day we get into the new world of those new Artistry ink pads people are raving about.
I thought I’d play with the Diver stamps,
and test a couple of colours….
If we are looking for a Union Jack Blue and Red,
these are the two I think work well together:
The first thing I notice is that ALL the ink pads – whether from the min sets or the large ones – are very juicy.
Which is good down the road, because they will obviously last longer,
but let’s inject a few tips on how to use them well from the outset, when they’re a bit very juicy!
from the mini Golden Turmeric Collection
If you look at the top card by Linda Spencer,
I want to show you how to get the diver wearing a Team GB costume.
Very easy and all about masking.
Stamp the divers onto a sheet of copy paper and cut out the cozzies.
Stamp the diver onto a piece of Theuva Card.
I used the new permanent black one from the Indian range,
Just like the Black Archival from Ranger.
One thing I have figured out when stamping with a brand new ink pad, (this works with ALL new ink pads)
is that if you dust the card with talc first,
the stamped impression is smoother, less blotchy,
as is mostly the case with new over-juicy pads.
Try it and check the difference.
Overlay the mask over the stamped image,
(which we showcased last week –
is also half-price for the duration of the Olympics))
and simply stamp through the hole.
Again, if you are working with a brand new ink pad,
we know that it often helps to stamp from the blending mat.
Until the ink pad is older and has dried out a bit.
Or ink, blot, plot – but the ink will then be much lighter.
Use pencils to add the cap and fill if there are any white gaps between the ink and the lineart.
Just a quick techy how to.
• How to mask off the cozzy,
• How to use a juicy new ink pad
and which ink pads works best together.
As we discussed last week, should you decide to start building your
Artistry Collection of larger ink pads, then the Tuesday Blog is the way forward.
Every Tuesday, when I showcase a couple of ink pads which work well together here in Bloggyland,
we will bundle them up at a special price.
So if you decide to get both Blaze AND Blue Chase
instead of £4.50 each, let’s make them 4.00 each
(Offer ends next Tuesday,
when we look at another pair of ink pads)
Got to go.
Important meeting at work.
Need my wits about me for this one….
Until tomorrow xxxx
Love & Hugs,