Friday, 12 September 2014

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge Reminder - September - Tissue Stamping.

Hi everyone,

It's reminder time over on the Craft Stamper Challenge blog, and this month's theme is Tissue paper stamping.

I didn't realise there was so much you could do with this technique, but the Design Team have certainly opened my eyes, I'm blown away!

We would love to see your take on the technique too, hop across and join us, you still have plenty of time.

My DT piece is a canvas that I made at a day with Hels Sheridan.  I put my own twist on the piece, although it is definitely inspired by Hels.  I used my own stamp in the centre panel, the Hero Arts bird, forgotten his name though, naughty of me!

If you ever get the chance to go on one of Hels workshops, it's a fab day filled with fun!

The bird, butterfly and other stamping is all done on tissue paper, and beeswax is used to seal it to the canvas, which gives a lovely soft sheen to the piece.  Mica is added at the end and brushed over the wax, it just gives a little shimmer.  I added my own embellishments to this one, as I hadn't been sure what I wanted on it for a while!



All that's left to say is hop over to the Blog challenge and have a go!

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xxx


Friday, 5 September 2014

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge September - Stamping on Tissue

Morning everyone,

Today is the first day of the brand new Craft Stamper Challenge, and what a great challenge it is.  We would like you to have a go at stamping on tissue paper.

It's easy to do, just stamp on a normal household 2ply or 3ply tissue, tear out your image (leaves less lines), and then separate the layers until you just have the stamped first layer.  Use Indigoblu's Slap it on to put a layer onto your object/card first, then lay the tissue over, and use more Slap it on to seal it.

I used 'Under the Sea' stamp set from Indigoblu as well, as it's one of my favourites, and I wanted to create a sea goddess.



I used the grass as her skirt and her wings, using two colours of versafine to stamp them.

She has some real shells added to her base, and some seaweed I picked up and dried out.




She is finished with a top made from the shell stamp, and some pearls, and a little starfish attached to the top.

We would love to see your makes this month, they have to include stamping on tissue, and you need to link back to your post, not just your blog, but that's all we ask - hop across and check out the Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge blog, and see all the amazing DT design's to inspire you.

Have a lovely weekend,

Best Wishes,

Nikki
xx