Hi house guests, Cheri here with a new Project of the Week for you. This is more like a two-fer….two projects showing ways to use those individual solid stamps that often times sit in our stamp collection waiting for some love.
The first is a technique using Distress Oxide Inks and direct to stamp layering and the second is an older technique called “faux artisan tile” showcasing those inked stamps.
Disclaimer: I don’t have a lot of photos….my process photos somehow got deleted in the transfer from camera to computer. It’s a new camera and I’m still getting used to it. I think I hit the wrong button.
Here at the supplies you’ll need: Distress Oxide Inks (colors of your choice), solid stamp, VersaMark Ink, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy and a MISTI or other stamp positioner tool, card stock.
Layer Inking process: Swipe the card stock panel with the anti-static tool. Adjust your card stock panel and stamp on your MISTI. Arrange your stamp in the center of the cs panel.
I used 3 different colors for each stamp in my example. Take your lightest ink and begin stamping, either selective areas or over the whole stamp. I did both in my projects. Stamp the inked stamp to the cs panel. Take the next lightest color and do the same, repeat with the darkest color.
Faux Artisan Tile process: Leave your stamp in the MISTI and clean the ink off.
- Once you’re happy with your image, remove it from the MISTI. Before proceeding to the next step, your image must be completely dry. This is very important. You can use your heat tool (not in photo) to speed this up.
- Use the anti-static pad and swipe it over the dry image. Place the cs panel back in the MISTI and Ink the stamp again, this time with VersaMark Ink.
- Stamp the image again with the VersaMark, then taking the image out of the MISTI cover it with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
- Repeat steps 2-3 multiple times – at least 3 or 4 times.
- Cover the entire card stock panel well with VersaMark ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Here are my completed projects.
There you have it… two ways to show those solid stamps some love. I hope you found some inspiration and fun here today and give these projects a try.