Art Gallery stamp set is my chosen set for our hop today.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Cheryll Miller, and today I am hopping with the amazing Creating Kindness Design Team crew. The theme for September is “Stamping Techniques” … we are just a small hop today due to it being a very busy month, but I am sure you will love the techniques chosen.
Our guest designer today is the amazing Colleen Johnson … I am very fortunate to know Colleen personally as a good friend and a part of our Inks and Whimsy Team. You can check out Colleen’s work here.
Don’t stop here, continue on below to the next blog for more great stamping techniques from the Creating Kindness Design Team.
Art Gallery Stamp Set
I haven’t pulled this set out for a while, but it was just the ticket for this simple stamping technique. The solid nature of the images works really well with the messy sort of look created by spritzing your inked stamp prior to stamping.
There are many different variations on this technique …. I have stamped onto a watercolour background, but you can stamp on plain cardstock as well.
Design Tips …
- I have used Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, and spritzed it with plain water before applying ink colour in blotches with a paintbrush. I then used the paintbrush and more water to blend and mix the colours.
- For this card, I used Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point inks in the background.
- Once I dried off the background piece, I inked up the images from Art Gallery with Pacific Point ink, and then sponged some Shaded Spruce onto the stamp with a sponge dauber. Then I spritzed the stamp with water until it was wet but not drippy, and stamped onto the background. The liquid will start to bleed into the background, but because I have dried the piece beforehand, the bleeding will be limited. Rubber stamps seem to work better with this technique.
- If you want a more “bleedy” image, spritz the background before stamping, but be warned, the image can bleed quite extensively.
- Before stamping the sentiment, I splattered the piece with Shaded Spruce Ink, Whisper White craft ink (both mixed with water) and also with plain water.
- A tip before stamping the sentiment … run the (dried) piece through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine regular sandwich with no dies, which will flatten out the piece somewhat and make it easier to stamp the sentiment (especially one with a fine font like the one I have used).
I wonder what is happening on the other Design Team’s craft tables this month?
You had better hop around and take a look … next up is the fabulous Liz Yuille you will love what she has created.
Blog Hop Participants
- Colleen Johnson – Special Guest – Australia
- Jay Soriano – UK
- Cheryll Miller – Australia
- Liz Yuille – UK
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