Hey there, Crafty Friends... IT's that time again!! It's time for the Die-Namites' Monthly Techniques and Inspiration Blog Hop!! WOOHOO!!
Today, I decided to do something a little different with my dies. Instead of using them in a traditional manner (cutting paper and creating die-cuts), I am using them to create a stamp. Then using that stamp to create a card.
And creating stamps with your dies is so super easy!
Fun Foam or Craft Foam Sheet
Other Supplies Used
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads (Ranger)
Spectrum Noir Markers- GB1, GB3
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)
Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger)
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This is so easy, you're gonna wonder why you didn't make your own stamps sooner...
First, use you die to die-cut your foam sheet. You made need to pass it through your die-cut machine a few times, depending on the thickness an density of your foam.
Then apply a layer of 2way glue onto your foam die-cut and set aside to dry. It is now a repositionable / removable stamp.
Once dry, adhere to acrylic stamp block and ink up with your favorite ink. Lightly mist with water and stamp image onto paper.
I used a very thick mixed media paper. This paper is specially formulated to uphold liquid applications with little to NO WARPING.
If you read my blog regularly, you'll know that I love to airbrush almost everything. And in this case I airbrushed a sun-setting horizon behind my trees. First, I airbrushed the golds. I used Spectrum Noirs GB1 and GB3. And for my blue skies, I used a periwinkle colored sharpie.
You don't have to use an airbrush... you can get very similar results by using ink pads and a sponge blending tool. Use what makes you comfortable.
Then I traced around the perimeter of my stamped image with a PITT Artist Pen in XS. This helped define the stamped images.
And lastly, I splattered/ splashed Alcohol blending solution onto my card front and then stamped my sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
And here is my finished card...
I hope you enjoyed my Tip & Technique project ...
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