Thanks for popping in. Very busy here, gearing up for the Detling Exhibition in Maidstone this weekend. Not sure how many visitors we can expect on Saturday !
What, with the FA Cup final AND the Royal Wedding, I’d say the footfall may be a lot better on Sunday !!!
Paul is demming Groovi and parchment, and I shall be demming stamps and stencils at the show. Becca is running a FREE Groovi Make & Take, and there will be a Fresh Cut Podium too, manned by both Paul and myself.
The new 3-way overlay stamps have been very, very popular. I KNEW you’d love them! So I will jump between them and the new Henna Droplets and Dreamcatcher stamps which Tina has designed for us, and which I am launching on HOCHANDA live on Sunday at 12. noon.
So yeah. It’s all go. And inbetween I’m sorting out Theuva wedding !!!!
How about a step by step using the 3-way overlay stamp in a different way, and in conjunction with the stencil?
This is pretty cool, and fun to do too.
Peel the paper carrier paper off a sheet of double-sided adhesive,
and stamp the outline stamp of one of the seedheads to the left using Black Archival.
Add CREATE from the Word Chains below.
Carefully lay a sheet of acetate down over the sticky wet top.
Trim to the size you want your finished panel to be.
Peel away the wax paper on the back, and lay the matching stencil down on the image from behind. It will stick.
Add gold gilding flakes to the area. They will stick to the exposed adhesive.
Burnish the gold, rubbing the flakes into the image.
Remove the pod stencil,
and then add the framer stencil, and
Burnish the second colour
Remove the stencil so that the adhesive panel is exposed,
and then coat with the plain gold again.
Burnish once more, the the job is pretty much done. But here’s the rub – if you’ll pardon the pun.
When I turned the artwork over, I wasn’t as in love with the front
as I was with the back!
And since there are no rules, I decided to go with my preference, and use the back at the front!
Mounted it on white using another piece of adhesive sheet,
Stamped TRUST from the wordchains on a card blank. Second generation Plum works well. Ink, blot, plot!
Yep. I definitely like the back on the front. It looks much classier than the acetate, don’t you think?
All done for now. I hope you got something out of this little step by step.
All the ingredients are available on our website, so go investigate!
Love & Hugs,
PS And as anticipated, sales of the new blending pens, nibs and improved no-cracky Pergamano tool caps have gone through the roof!
I love it when you say you want something and you really, really mean it !!!