Thursday, March 18, 2010

still kissing rubber...

Here's part B of this post...



Still kissing rubber...
but a different lighter style...




This is the fern stamp,
inked with the olive archival pad...
To achieve the look below, ink the houndstooth background stamp with olive archival...
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then press the UN-INKED fern stamp onto the inked background...
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then stamp on a tag...
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it will look like this...



another version...
press the UN-INKED fern onto the screen background, which has been inked with olive archival...
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for this look...



here's something to keep in mind...
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for the next sample, I pressed the UN-INKED fern onto the numbers background, which was again inked with olive.
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the numbers are reversed...
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but because the image is very light...it makes a great subtle "filler" stamp for collages.
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More layers make art more interesting...

These kissing techniques work best with solid images...like this scallop stamp.

We better catch up on some Q & A's today...
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1. I wonder if anyone else has this problem? My little foam pieces are not sticking to the blending tool! What am I doing wrong?
Check to make sure the velcro is still attached to the wood blending tool.
One gal in a class was missing hers...
I think it accidently got pulled off & was still attached to a foam pad.
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2. What do you do with all your tags once they are created?
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I put them on a one of tim's D rings and have them available on my demo table @ conventions or for store customers to flip thru...
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BUT...if you like to make tags, they make great gift tags (instead of a card)...
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chop off the top & it's a great card front when layered to cardstock...
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I also use them (background samples) with dies...
*it's a great way to make custom embellishments...
you'll never run out of the color you need...
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3. WHERE can I get Stampers Sampler?
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I've gotten lots of emails from people who have subscriptions & have received their copy...
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THANK YOU for the kind words!!!
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I know it's also sold @ JoAnn's, Michael's, Barnes & Noble...
but I'm not sure if the stores have received them yet...
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4. is there just one project, the birdcage, or are there others inside???
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There are 6 pages filled with projects...
and LOTS of close up detail shots...
YIPPEE!
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5. I have a couple of Tim's pens, but I am not sure how to use them.
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The alcohol ink refillable pens are amazing.
It's a very quick & easy way to color bling (clear rhinestones).
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You have perfect control to color just one or lots of bling.
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You can also color on the back of transparencies...
you can alter metal or plastic embellishments easily...
They are AWESOME on Maya Road trinket pins! It's simple to make coordinating pins in any color.
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And the cool thing...
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if you change your mind...don't like the color of alcohol ink you chose...
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it's simple to remove with Alcohol Blending Solution.
Have one pen filled with it...works like a charm!
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6. I have a canvas apron I would like to add some decorative touches to just by using your stamps (no sewing). Can I stamp on them with Ranger archival inks?
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YES...just heat set by ironing or just blast it with the heat-it tool...
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then you can wash it with no worry that the image will bleed.
Stamping on fabric is FUN!
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7. What die cut machine do you use? Thinking I "need" to get one, not sure which one to buy. Suggestions?
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I use the Big Shot Express (electric) which is made by Sizzix.
I LOVE IT!
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We LOVE that it's electric...saves time when cutting MILLIONS of art parts for class kits...
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I also have the regular BIG SHOT (non electric) & I LOVE that too.
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They get a workout here...they are a GREAT quality product.
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That's it for today...
I started working on NEW STAMPS for release this summer...
might do more today...
yippee!
Have some fun...
ink...
kiss...
stamp and then...
make art!
wendy

32 comments:

Helen said...

Oh my God, new stamps already!! I am sooo in love with the latest release AND your book is fab. How soon can you show us what you're planning?!!!

jan said...

You are wonderful to answer all the questions that arrive! I so can't wait to recieve my copy of Stampington Sampler.....my mail arrives 3 days later than the people across the street ;(

Nancy said...

This is a great technique, Wendy - thank you for sharing it!

MMMmmm... more stamps??? Yea!!

Donna said...

Great Q & A today! Love the kisses. I need that stamp set. Must mean I need to do a little shopping! Yip-pee!

Shirley said...

Thanks for all the great techniques you share. I enjoy visiting your blog and reading all your posts.

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooh, I love a good snog LOL Loving your stamp kissing .. looks FAB! I squinted...and got right up close to the screen...and I read...you are making more stamps...*does a happy dance* Wendy..bless ya, you are a STAR! Oh, and THANK YOU...I loved the tag you did on Sunday for me...and Sherry took the piccie of it...have showed it off to everyone ROFL Have just blogged a piece using new 490 stamps and new Maya Road...now all i need is new Idea-ology and I will be complete again :O)) Have a great day xx

SusanK said...

Eagerly awaiting the stores to get the mag in...patience isn't something I'm strong in - lol! New stamp release - oh boy! Having fun with the latest release but I can't imagine what's next. Hmmm. Love the rubber kisses!

Sandra said...

wow! more stamps already! really falling behind here!
can not wait to see what new you dream up.
Sandra

Julie said...

I am having a hard time keeping up with all your techniques!! I love the rubber stamp kissing technique. It is a clever way to get more mileage out of your stamps and it makes me think of other possibilities as well. I haven't sprung for a die cut machine yet. Love those die cuts but still can't get past the price. Maybe some day...

Chirpin Is Fun said...

I love it when you do Q&A...I always learn something new! This kissing technique is so cool .... can't wait to try it. Something new to explore. Still waitng for LSS to get your stamps and Tim's in stock. I really should just "click" and have it delivered! lol

Anonymous said...

Great Q & A section today. Thanks for sharing so many techniques for us! I am looking forward to new stamps!
Hugs,
Pat

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing the techniques. They are cool. Looking forward to getting the magazine. Hope my local Borders carries it. New stamps??? Wow.

Anita said...

Awesome technique. Great tips!

kkaisu said...

I would love to hear about your creative process for new stamps? Do you keep a journal or notebook and jot down ideas as you think of them or when its time to create do you just go at it? If you have already addressed this I can look through older posts. Thanks for sharing the kissing!

paperqueen said...

Thanks for taking the time to answer all our burning questions.
I do love that kissing technique!
Eileen

michelle said...

Loving that . . .thanks so much for the lesson and for asking all those questions!


I have been looking and waiting for that magazine to hit the stands but so far I have not found it. . . it is all about the hunt!

Dawn said...

Working on new stamps already??? Most of us havent even seen your stamps released in January.... Gosh Wendy that is exciting!
Hugs from the beach!
Dawn in Sc

Lauraline said...

I too was wondering what to do with the tags... They are really fun to do, but then what? I like the "D" ring idea.

Kathy said...

Wahoo more stamps! I'm still trying out the ones for Winter CHA.

Lori said...

Love the kissing technique, will definitely put that in the repertoire. Thanks for sharing!

denise said...

Love kissing!

Love the Q & A too.... I learn so much!

Anonymous said...

New stamps? I CAN'T WAIT! Your stamps are the most versatile, most used stamps in my "stash". This month I had birthdays for two of my adult children. I made the most awesome memory mini-albums for them (one boy & one girl - totally different albums). I used your stamps exclusively, and Maya Road products - along with the techniques you have been sharing with us. They were amazing and I am sure will be remembered for years to come. I am so grateful for your inspiration. Thank you Wendy! Marijane

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, boy! More new stamps! Love your kissing, too!

benedick4 said...

I have done the kiss the stamp before, but forgot it. Thankys for the refresher. I have to get out my fern and play.
Sue

Wanda H said...

Wonderful kissing... it's fun with 2 colors also!!

WheatLDee said...

Thanks for sharing the kissing technique- can't wait to try it!

Kathy said...

Thank you for reminding us about the kissing technique. It is a wonder method I had forgotten. I am having so much fun with your books thank you for sharing all those tips for success.

Tona said...

looking forward to tracking down that magazine. Thanks for sharing more kisses ;)

lesleyworth said...

love the idea of the houndstooth leaf stamp! thanks for sharing it with us!

i'm soooo excited...i hit up the eclectic paperie sale...and several of your new stamp sets and ALL the new distress inks arrived on my doorstep yesterday!

i'm soooooooo looking forward to just getting inky this weekend!

susan said...

Thanks so much for all the helpful hints/ideas. I've been motivated to play with my new stamp sets this weekend and reminded to get my copy of Stampers Sampler on the way home from work today!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Thanks for taking the time to answer so many questions Wendy :) and thanks for the 'kissing' technique, I have seen it before but it's good to be reminded.
Anne xx

Erin Glee said...

Kissing is so fun! So is stamping : )