-Any Stamp Positioner or Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
-Watercolor Paper/Good quality Cardstock
-Rubber Stamp with Wood/Acrylic mount
-Watercolors of choice
Step 1. I find stampers either love stamp positioners or hate them. I am kind of in between. I will tell you to have one that is heavy enough to help keep it in place. The first one on the far left above, with the ruler and rubber bottom, stays in place, but it allows the cardstock to move under it. See the purple Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on the far right. It doesn't work for me either. I had 2 and gave them both away.
The one is the middle is my favorite. Its heavy enough to help me keep it in place and it doesn't allow the cardstock to move underneath it. So place your cardstock in the bottom corner of the Positioner. It will always be here throughout your painting. you can trim it down before or after. I usually find it easier to do it after.
If you use an image mounted to an acrylic block, then make really sure it is mounted snugly. If it moves off the block then the whole image will be wrong and you will find out quickly.
Step 2. Select the watercolors you are going to use. Mine for the stamp shown are listed below. I use a Niji waterbrush because I don't have to mess with the water wells. I paint only one or two colors at a time. An example would be the Lemon Yellow and I never paint two colors next to each other unless I want them to bleed into each other. If I remember right, I painted the leaves of this first and then the flowers I clean the stamp after each color (s).
So for this image I loaded the end of my brush and painted the colors. If I need to wet the paint on the rubber before stamping, I might mist it very very lightly.
Another thing I don't do is spray or 'mist' the pot of paint. If I am going to need more paint I squeeze a drop or two in one corner of the pot. I like to control the consistency with the brush. If I want a wash I swipe the color slightly and twist the brush around on the edge of the pot, so the color spreads in the brush and the color isn't as intense. If I want a more intense color, I pick up the color by rolling my brush length wise on the color and watch to see the depth of the color and saturation.
The rest of the card was done and assembled as listed below.
This card reminds me of Bohemian Rhapsody. Well, maybe not!!! Ha! The background was cuttled, painted, then trimmed and mounted at an angle on the shown lavender paper.
The flowers image was painted and then put through the Cuttlebug using a Spellbinders die. The stack was:
1. B Plate on bottom (The B plate that gets torn up with the dies)The edge across the top was done with a punch. The scalloped BG paper was then put though the Cuttlebug with the next size up or largest die. The image was mounted on the larger BG paper. A slot punch was used on both sides of the the image as shown. ATG tape was used to mount the image at the angle shown. (This completes the cardfront with the exception of the word and ribbon.)
2. The image facing up
3. The die facing down (So it cuts into the B plate)
4. The C Plate (for the right pressure).
The ribbon was mounted upper left first and then put through the slot and threaded through to the other slot. The ribbon actually changes color depending on how the light hits it, as you can see in the photo. (A crochet hook was used though the right side to lift the image a little and make it easier for the ribbon to come through. It was taped to the back of the lower right-hand side as shown. A Martha Stewart Bow was tied and mounted to the ribbon in place with a large glue dot.
The lavender paper was put thought the Cuttlebug using the smallest of the rectangle dies. Then the center of the die was used to trace the white CS needed and then cut out by hand. The words were stamped, mounted to the BG paper and then to the cardfront as shown. The gold thread, bling, and glitter glue were added for sparkle.
The supplies are listed below:
Bazzill Bling Serendipity 4.25"X5.5"
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock -4.25X5.5" (trimmed to 4.0X5.25
Twinkling H2O's Lemon Drop, Sweet Alfalfa, and Kiwi
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb cover cardstock
Just For Stamps - Queen Anne's Lace
Twinkling H2O's Lemon Drop, Kiwi, French Lilac, Dutch Iris, Sweet Alfalfa, Garnet
Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles Large (The largest and next to largest)
Stampin' Up Spiral Punch
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Lavender 3mm and 5mm
Stickles Diamonds Glitter Glue
Gold Embroidery Thread unknown source
May Arts Ribbon Iridescent Green/Blue Look at the picture and see how this ribbon changes colors, almost like a Chameleon. I have 4 colors of this type of ribbon and I love it.
If you haven't guessed, more people wanted the supplies at the end. I am going to try and do that from now on, unless it makes more sense for some reason to change it now and then.....And by the way, 'Easy Peasy' is a Deb thing and I love it! Check her out!
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