Hello, my dear stamping friends! Today is Friday and starting today, I am going to show you my Visible Imageprojects on every Friday.
As I am a very versatile crafter, I can promise you all possible kind of projects here: from scrapbooking, to altered items, recycling, wearable art, Mixed Media projects and some cards too. Less cards and more of everything else.
I just got my stamps 3 days ago, so as my first project I decided to make a tag(Mixed Media small altered piece, but I had to stay with a small project as I only had 3 days to brainstorm, craft and to make my post). So here is my project for today.
I love background stamps a lot, but if as just got a few, one has to be creative. So I used this Men's collage stamp, but just a part of it with a script to make the big tag background with black Memento ink. Then I used Clear embossing ink and Cotton Candy Wow Embossing Powder to emboss the edges. and my outer tag was done.
The central part was made with Bo Bunny paper piece, that had this "In the moment" print on it (sorry, dear Bo Bunny. My stamping changed it so much that you can't even recognize your own paper). I stamped the same script part of Men's Collage with Frosty White ink and White Wow Embossing Powder a few times .
Then I stamped some dots around the paper edge with Grunge Polka Dot Background stamp and heat embossed with the same blue powder. Then the Grunge Flourish was stamped around with black Memento and I added the inned tag over the outer one with 3d foam glue.
The best ever stamp LIVE YOUR DREAMS was stamped over some paper leftovers, heat embossed with Gold Glitter powder and cut into 3 pieces. This stamp is just perfect as is, not cuts, but I had to cut to fit the tag this time.
The tag was half empty in my own opinion , so I went to my chipboard box and here it was, this vintage candles piece from A2Z Scraplets. Some clear ink, some gold glitter powder and it was almost done. Wait, not yet. Now for more embellishments: colored lace under the inner tag, own brass charm for the wisdom of life, metal brass and paper charm (it's not a stamped image, just a piece of fancy paper handmade in Handmade Halo shop.) Small key to open the dream box on the corner. One huge fancy bow and some pins. This was a moment I decided to stop. I want to showcase the stamps, not my continuous embellishing addiction. And then I felt that this piece is too monochromatic. Kind of I have " ton of one color, kilo of second color and no gram of the third color..." A few red paint (blood?) drops and it's all done. And I like it a lot. I feel a real connection to this art piece.
Tips on Friday
Here is one of my best tips for your all: when you want to heat emboss your stamped image with white powder, don't use clear ink. Use white pigmented ink only: it gives best results. And after years of buying white inks: Clearsnap Frosty White is the best for embossing , also not the best to use "as is" : it never dries-LOL. And for all of you who ask now: I am not designing for this ink company, never did and most probably never will as they don't want out of North America designers. So this promo is just as this is the best white ink for embossing from my own point of view. If you know about another great white ink, please tell me too.
And 2 more small tips (you most probably know all of them, but if not...). Use the small leftovers to stamp on them if your stamps are almost solid, as I did with my title stamp. Nobody sees the paper after all and you already have it on your table. Save the Earth- use it!
The last tip for today: to make paint drops you can use a long thin piece of the leftover cardstock that is already on your crafting table. Just dip it into the pain jar and wave around the finished art piece. Don't afraid about drops covering some embellishments. Random is random is random.
Hope you got some inspiration from this piece and now jump to Visible Image shop to get you some great and non expensive stamps. New releases are just around the corner! See you next Friday with more Visible Image inspiration!
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Heat embossing for One stop craft
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