Thanks for popping in. It was good to hang out in the SHAC with like-minded people this morning. The artwork we are doing together at the moment is right up my street too, so that’s a bonus ! In case you are new to this ere blog, and not familiar with the SHAC SHAC (Safe happy And Creative), there are about 200 of us who meet every Monday and Thursday morning at 10am on Facebook Live – find us on the Claritystamp Page LIVE. It’s a very cool group. We get creative and MAKE ART.
Today, I was saying that I had my Make Art Not War T-Shirt on underneath my shirt (way too cold in the studio to go short-sleeved!)
But I remembered that one of the Sticker stamps also reads MAKE ART NOT WAR. So here’s a little step by step, using that little stamp with the strong message, and some fabulous little 2-way overlay stamps that sit on top of each other just perfectly…
Superb images, original artwork by Mel Turner.
- Stamp the outline stamp first, using black Archival on white stencil card. We sell the card already chopped up into quartered for you. EASY! HERE. I stamped the little outline stamp up a little on the card, to leave room for the Make Art Not War sentiment.
- Ink up the No.2 stamp, the infill stamp, with a colour ink you like. I went for Speckled Egg. See how it stamps beautifully and stands alone too?
- Then I added another new Oxide ink on the stamp, using our Spot-on sponges to blend. Lovely.
The magic happens whe you overlay the second stamp on the first stamp. They lock in perfectly. Look! If you have a stamp positioner, then this is über-easy. I like lining them up myself. I like the optical effect, when you get close enough to see right through to perfect placement.
Before adding the ifill, add a little more ink and spritz with water. This will give you a lovely mottled effect.
Doesn’t get much easier than that. In fact, let’s just show you the other double stamp in the same set – the Chinese lantern. Also illustrated by our friend Mel.
To do the overlay this time, I didn’t add any ink or water. I just planted the stamp again, but this time on top of the outline. Got a brilliant pastel background:
Here are those stamps I’m talking about. Very very classy. You can buy the double sets individually, or at a greatly reduced price in a pack of all 8 pairs.
Special Price – 4 for 3 £44.96 Saving £15 available HERE
Hope you like them . Perfect for so many occasions.