Thanks for dropping in. Thursday’s blog is always blue, so here goes: a simple little step by step which I did quickly on telly last weekend, using the Gelpress Petite with ink.
Once in a blue moon, the demo on live TV comes out better than the one I have prepped. As was the case on Sunday with this one! Woohoo! A much better alternative to the opposite
situation, when the piece you’re doing live goes Pete Tong!
Mount the square Petite Gelpress on the matching Megamount by Clarity. Without this, the little Gelpress isn’t really much good.
Blend the two in the middle with a brayer, to break down the centre stripe.
Use a crumpled up paper towel to blot and distress the outer edges,
then use a piece of sequin waste to add a kooky pattern here and there around the outer edges too.
See? There’s no rush; the ink won’t dry as quickly as acrylic paint.
Next, stamp the double-line blank square stamp in Cobalt into the centre of one of our new 5x5inch white card blanks.
Ink up the Queen Anne’s Lace outline tile, and stamp it into the centre of the inky GelPress. Give a little wiggle.
The stamp love, wiggle the stamp!
See? If you hadn’t inked up the stamp, that’s cool too – the stamped image would be white instead.
Now flip the Gelpress petite on its mount, so it becomes a stamp, and line up the flower to fit within the frame.
It will fit perfectly. They are all set to fit.
Easy. You can see how the wiggle gives you that fine white line around the dark blue stamp.
Here’s a white option – just don’t ink up the stamp. It will pull the ink off the Gelpress.
But as I was saying, once in a blue moon, it goes right on telly – in fact , better than right!
This one was a lovely blend of both, and the outer edge wasn’t so pronounced. Bingo.
There we are. That simple.
If you would like to take a closer look at these new 3-way overlay stamps, then head over to the website.
They really are sublime. We sold out on Sunday actually! And with the heat and the time of day, that was pretty impressive! So somebody liked them too!
You can buy them individually, or as a big bundle.
Dave and Paul are off up to Port Sunlight now, to set up tomorrow for the Stamp Festival on Saturday. Maria and Paul will be demonstrating, and I have it on good authority that there are plenty of these stamps and the new dies on the van! Not to mention Tina’s new books and grids and Grooooovi!
While we were pedalling away on the telly at the weekend, Dave used the van to move some stuff -and the engine siezed again. Dead van. So it’s Hire-a-Van for a couple of weeks until we get a new one. Yep, the old one has finally breathed its last, given up the ghost, and is going to meet his maker, Our Ford, in the van graveyard in the sky.
The good news is that we made enough money at the weekend to buy a new one.And the even better news is it didn’t blow up on the way up the M40, like last time!
I stayed back, because I have got so much to sort out for the wedding! The date is looming, and I really need to start ticking some boxes !!! Yikes.
I will try and get up to Liverpool for the October Show. I do love it up there.
Love and hugs,