Wednesday, 17 October 2007
Well, I hadn't cleaned the stamps that were used this morning - they've just been left with the rubber side facing upwards. I wondered whether it would still be possible to spritz them and get a result and this is what I got:
The first one can now be used just as it is - I'll just add a bit of Stickles glitter glue in the centre, and the second one is what the others looked like before I then shaded them using the H2O and a waterbrush.
I decided to get out my H2Os this morning and use them to paint directly on to the stamp.
For the first two cards I used one of my favourite Magenta stamps, and sprayed with a fine water spray to refresh once I painted with the H20s. I added a few spots of Stickles glitter glue in the centres of the flowers:
For the following cards, I painted H2Os on to the rose stamp and used it over and over again, lightly spritzing the stamp to refresh. To be honest, some of the images I nearly threw away because they weren't perfectly stamped, but by the time I'd used a waterbrush with them, I couldn't tell.
After the first rose was stamped I went over parts of the rose with the H2O and gradually used less paint and more water to blend to achieve the variation in colour:
The next three were done in the same way, but with a bit of Stickles glitter glue added:
The next one had glossy accents added along some of the lines of the rose and leaves:
And the last one had a combination of glossy accents and glitter sprinkled on to it in places:
They honestly looked better irl than on the photos - you can't see the sheen and the gloss.
I have to confess that there was another one, but I was too impatient and started to handle it before the glossy accents had set - it ended up in the bin!
The rose was stamped using H2Os direct to the pad and them using a waterbrush to blend in afterwards (more to come in a while for another forum challenge).
Btw the 'congratulations' paper isn't actually crooked at the top (just my photography!)
This morning I've been stamping - evidence on here a bit later on - and so I thought of ink pads - this is my collection of yellow (not a colour that is often used for stamping):