Wednesday, April 28, 2010
1) Stamp and heat emboss your image. Allow image to cool.
2) Apply ink directly to the paper (over and around the embossed image) using a sponge or brayer.
3) Wipe the embossed image with a tissue to remove the excess ink.
Variation: watercolor resist
1) Once you've embossed an image, scribble around and over the image using a Watercolor Wonder Crayon, and blend using an Aqua Painter. Wipe the color from the embossed image, and allow to dry completely.
Cricut Fans - this is a great way to create your own images with some of your favorite shapes and cartridge images. Please email me photos of your creations and I will be glad to post them!
Monday, April 26, 2010
You may have seen this technique before, but I really liked these colors and cards, so I thought I would post the instructions as well. I hope you come back and post your creations using the two-step stamping!
Technique A: Two-Step Stampin'
1] Stamp the base image.
2] Position and stamp the overlay or adjoining image.
Technique B: Repetition (Stamping Off)
1] Ink a stamp.
2] Stamp the image.
3] Restamp the image one or more times without re-inking it. This technique is a great way to get several shades of color from a single ink pad.
Use lighter ink for the base image and darker ink for the overlying image.
For more ideas just visit often! This was designed by Stampin'Up! and is just one of their many techniques I have learned! Happy Crafting!