here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Friday, January 27, 2017

one stamp 2 ways...


rubber stamps offer 
endless creative opportunities...
they never need to be used the same way... 

here's the new rose
done as a single layer, on a simple card...

it's stamped on heavystock & colored with distress markers...
I know I used abandoned coral, 
festive berries & I forgot the other colors...
for the leaves peeled paint, mowed lawn & I think scattered straw?

I painted over the flower with 
I didn't get a good photo of the bling, 
but it looks really nice...

I made several CHA samples using 
here, I used the leftovers 
to make a simple layered frame for the card...

the dots?
YES...
in the background & 
leaf green enamel accents dots accent the leaves...
they're a perfect fit for my Ranger product line...

don't toss any small lids in the trash...
they make great stamps for enamel accents!

I'll be talking lots more about them & showing more ways to use them...


I kept this card simple & added a mat mini heart & tiny butterfly...

so, here is the clean & simple 
one layer version of the rose...



the next sample shows the same rose, but with multiple layers...
it's stamped on clearly for art, that was covered with my newsprint paper...
it's lightly inked with sunflower & orange blossom, then stamped over with 
using orange blossom for a tone on tone effect...

agree?

you'll spot the new rectangle grate stencil in the background...
instead of adding color thru the stencil, I lightened/removed color...
I used rubbing alcohol, since my background was 
created with sky blue & orange blossom archival inks...

now about that frame...

this "THING"
took on a mind of it's own & I doubt I'll ever recreate another exactly like this...

it's a cheapo $1.00 bare wood frame...
I was going to use the faux graniteware technique, but that didn't seem to fit the style of my rose...

ok...

PLAN B...
I warmed the embossing powder & added foil...
then I got carried away & had way TOO much foil...
stick to warm embossing powder...
FUN FUN FUN...
but I used 10 times too much...
YIKES!

ok...

PLAN C...
I inked over the foil with cornflower blue & added more cornflower embossing powder...

when I melted the embossing powder, I think the oil based archival ink (sitting over the foil) 
created bubbles...
holy cow!
flipping cool...
love the texture!

the areas that had more ink, bubbled more...
the embossing powder even make cracks in a few spots...
to continue on with the cracks, I used the 
and it turned out looking like this...
the frame is about 5 x 5 inches...



here's a closer look at both 
the layered rose & the frame...


one stamp...
2 different ways...
this is why I LOVE rubber stamps so much...

and 
a lesson learned...
keep going even if it's UGLY...
and believe me it was!

you just may end up with something cool...

NEW Stampers Anonymous products 
start shipping TODAY...
YIPPEE!
be watching for them to start arriving next week!

I scored some GOOD stuff at CHA...

I demoed & came home with 
 it's perfect...

I like the size...
we can easily stamp on the center of a 12x12...

I like the rulers on the side & at the top...

I like the sturdy cover/lid because it doesn't cave in when you stamp...
seriously strong!

I like the convenient tab for opening the lid...
that is super convenient...

I like the full magnetic base with no extra pieces to keep track of...

I like that the lid/cover can be flipped, so that it accommodates both red rubber cling stamps & clear stamps...

I like that it's VERY easy to clean...
and I think the price is GREAT!

I'll just say that
I REALLY do love it!
you can hint to your Valentine,
get the stamp platform &
 skip the candy calories!

I'm LOVING it for adding multiple colors to stamps...
add a little ink, stamp...
add more color in another section & stamp...
keep going for perfect placement every time!

I think this is a great tool for large background stamps too...
those aren't always the easiest to get a perfect image every time...




showing my 3 designer bags...
these are really nice & so is the price...

speaking of the bags...

I like my stampers anonymous stencil binder for all my stencils, 
are too large for the art parts stencil binder...
the rotating window makes them larger too...
BUT they fit into the medium bag...
perfectly!
now they're nice & safe & easily stored & protected for transport...

that's it from me for now...

I hope your weekend will include some time to...

make art!
wendy
ps...
if you're in the Texas area, 
stop & visit Ted
in Plano...


9 comments:

Dorothy said...

It's all fantastic!!!!

Jean said...

Love that rose!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love that CAS card. Totally un-Wendy but a terrific example of what can be done with your stamps. And wow, is that embossed frame ever cool! It is definitely a one-of-a-kind. Love the bubbles and the bits of gold foil peeking through are such a fantastic touch. Great post to show us your products can be a fit for any style. Can't wait to get them into our shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

Hugs,
Linda

Vic said...

Fabulous!

Kaye said...

Love the new enamel dots in Wendy colors! Just watched the video of you at Creativate tonight with the great ideas for using them! It was fabulous.

Wanda Hentges said...

That frame is amazing!!!!!! Oh, yes, you need to do it again!!!!!!! LOL Great post!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Redanne said...

Your CAS card is just stunning but that frame - holy moly what an absolutely fantastic technique!! LOVE it! Definitely need to try that one...

It is so great to get another viewpoint on Tim's new stamp board, mine is on pre-order now. Anne xx

Anita Houston said...

I hope everyone one reads this through thoroughly...you learn so much! You are a plethora of information! I LOVE that rose stamp. The frame too I first thought embossed with a folder, love that it's powder. LOVE your bags too...can't wait to get them, and love all the new stencils.

Alyce said...

Love the rose stamp ~ it's really nice to see an image used in different ways. The frame is fantastic.
I'm going to have to watch a video on Tim's stamp platform. I already have one of the other ones and have to see if I "need" this one.