Thanks for popping in.
Thank you so much for watching and supporting Paul and myself on telly yesterday and today. We do love a sellout! And thank you for buying the 2019 Clarity calendar
– we still have them on our website, so treat yourself. When they’re gone, they’re gone. It’s a limited edition this year. No reprints as we have in past years.
I ran out of time yesterday too; wanted to show you how the 3-way overlay stamps work with Distress Oxide ink pads, but decided to show you here….
So here are the 3 Acorn tile stamps. 1 (lineart), 2 (infill) and 3 (background fill).
Let’s have a play….
The tile here is simple, No. 1 Stamp (lineart) first, with a permanent Archival Sepia ink pad.
No. 3 Stamp (background fill) next , using the Distress oxide, Carved Pumpkin.
Nice, bright, crisp print.
Let’s try something else.
Same line art stamp first, but ink BLOT plot. Use the second generation ink, so it is more faded.
Same background fill stamp next, but again, second generation – so more faded. DON’T CLEAN THE STAMP!
Smear and dab a little Ripe Persimmon over the same No. 3 stamp, blot lightly and then stamp in over the top. DON’T CLEAN THE STAMP!
Dab a little more Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon on the No. 3 stamp, and lightly blot. Dab a little Peeled Paint (green) around the base and lightly blot. Dab a little Barn Door (re) down the middle and lightly blot the stamp.
So now you have layers of Distress Oxide ink on your No. 3 stamp. Hold the stamp at arm’s length and lightly spritz with water.
The Distress Oxide ink turns into a delightful little water colour! Really superb. See?
Here’s another little sample, but NOT spritzed with water. Also lovely, but now you can see the difference up close.
So there you have it. A simple little lesson in how to use our 3-way overlay stamps in combination with Distress Oxides.
Let’s finish up one of them. Chisel end of a pink Promarker around the edge.
Mounted on a 5x5in. cardblank. Done. Happy Autumn.
There are 7 of the latest 3-way overlay stamps. illustrated by Mel, very arty, superb to use, mix and match.
Available individually – or as a big family set.
Got to go. More calendars to sign…..
Love & Hugs,