Friday, June 25, 2010

C067 Dry Reverse Stamping

This is continued from my last post.

Prepare card by cutting black cardstock 4 x 7”. Randomly stamp with the feather stamp 23.098.I page 162 using Versamark. Set aside.

Cut terra Cotta cardstock 51/4” wide by 7” long. Draw a pencil line at ¼” x 7”. Cut on the pencil line with fancy scissors. Score with a stylus at 11/4” x 7”. Fold on score line. Center and punch 1/8” holes, 3” from the top and 3” from the bottom of the card on the 1” folded piece only. Inset the pre-stamped black cardstock under the fold and trace the punched holes. Remove and punch the traced holes. Line the holes up again with the terra cotta cardstock. Tie together with ¼” black ribbon. Trim edges of cardstock if necessary. Set aside.

Working on a piece of wax paper, arrange a bouquet of feathers for your prepared pot 21.063.I page 86 from the last post then glue in place. Gently remove wax paper. Using mounts, apply to center of card.

First taught this class on March 12, 2003.  Thanks again to Amy Sample back in the early 2000’s for the lesson.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

C067a Dry Reverse Technique

Select a stamp with bolder lines – a highly detailed stamp will not give you very good results. It is better to work with a smaller area as the paint dries rapidly. For this technique, you are picking up paint not putting it down as you usually do in stamping.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 3” square. Paint the square with Terra Cotta acrylic paint by Prism using a paintbrush. Set aside to dry.

Once it is completely dry, lightly paint over the terra cotta with black Glaze paint by Plaid. Immediately press the unlinked, dry pot 21.063.I page 86 into the wet paint and lift straight up – you have lifted the wet paint off with the stamp and the terra cotta is now showing through your image.

If you are stamping more than one image of the same stamp, you will need to clean and dry the stamp between each impression so that the stamp can continue to lift the wet paint off.

When the painted pot is completely dry, cut out the image with plain scissors.

I’ll finish the card in the next post.

This technique was taught to me via the internet by Amy Sample back in the early 2000’s.

First taught this class on March 12, 2003.

Friday, June 18, 2010

C084 Father's Jacket

This has nothing to do with Magenta stamps but thought it was too cute not to share.

Prepare card by folding 81/2 x 51/2” black cardstock in half. Crease fold with a bone folder. Set aside.

Computer generate the Happy Fathers Day phrase on white cardstock. Cut to 4 x 51/4”. Glue to card front and set aside.

Cut jacket and lapels from blue cardstock. Glue lapels to jacket – pay attention to what is the top. Trim the lapels to match the jacket if necessary. Glue to white jacket square – again, pay attention to what is the top. Trim if necessary.

Using a black pen, outline all the pieces to give them definition. Cut neck tie and knot from suitable wallpaper. Glue tie in place. Trim if necessary and set aside.

Outline the shirt collar pieces with a black pen and glue on to the tie. Add the knot.

Mount on to black cardstock and trim close. Glue to the card in a pleasing manner.

Found this pattern in the June 2004 Scrapbooks Etc. magazine page 131.

First taught on May 4, 2004.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

C026a Matchbook Covers

Measure and cut gray cardstock 81/2” x 31/4”.

NOTE: all inks are from the Tuscany Color Box Petal Point.

Apply Pewter ink directly from the pad to the cardstock.

Stamp fern 09.068.F page 32 using Ms green ink, dandelion fluff E.0362 page 293 using cocoa ink and the dragonfly 23.266.F page 224 using chianti ink. Cover entire piece with clear embossing powder and heat.

Score cardstock at 1” across one short end. Fold into matchbox and staple the small flap down. Butt about 1/8” thick stack of Post-It notes up to the staple.

Close matchbox and lightly press with your hand.

As you can see by the first photo, you can put anything in your matchbox. It doesn’t have to be Post-It notes. If you use a tea bag, here is a poem you can hand write on the inside just below the tea bag:

I wish we could get together
And drink a cup of tea;
But since that is impossible,
Just have this one on me.

NOTE; the candy Matchbook Covers are 51/2 x 21/2”, scored at ½”.

This pattern is in the Stamp It May 2001 magazine page 74.

First taught this class on November 21, 2001.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

C083 Crackling Technique

Navy cardstock is cut at 10 x 61/2”, scored at 5”. Set aside.

Cut gold cardstock 41/2” square. Thinly apply weathered wood by DecoArt or any crackle medium to cardstock using a paintbrush. Short lengthwise strokes seem to work best. Let completely dry – about 30 minutes. Clean your brush.

Apply a very thin coat of almond acrylic paint over the crackled cardstock in short, quick strokes. If the paint is applied thickly, you get large, sparse cracks. If you apply a lighter coat of paint, the cracks will be much finer and closer together. DO NOT OVER STROKE – it will lift and you will have a difficult time covering that area with paint again. You will find that the crackling starts almost immediately; however , it will take approximately eight hours for the process to complete and for your project to be dry enough to work with.

Stamp the ship 14.096.P page 39 on the crackled acrylic paint using black Memories ink. Let dry. Color with chalks. Trim close to border and mount on to light blue cardstock. Adhere to top of card.

Apply three postage stamps in a pleasing manner at the bottom of the image. Set aside.

Stamp world 18.008.I page 88 on light blue cardstock using black Memories ink. Cut out and nestle between the postage stamps.


The formation of the cracks is also dictated by what you use to apply the crackle medium. A large brush will give wider, longer cracks than a small brush. Using a sponge or piece of cloth to apply the crackle will be different again.

You can also watercolor the image using markers. A very light wash of color is suitable for this style of stamping.

Inspired from an article in the Paperkuts February 2004, page 24.

First taught this class on April 27, 2004.

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