Well I just finished posting a project on my card blog and thought I would go and have a cuppa before I started on this post. Husband appears to have ripped off the skirting boards in the kitchen…..oh what fun!! LOL! Looks like I will be starting the decorating earlier than I thought! 😉 Mind you at least I have the paint now. Six months it has taken me to choose what I wanted. When did buying emulsion paint get so complicated. The best of it is, would you believe it, I have chosen cream for the walls and white for the woodwork!!!! LOL!
Back to crafting. It’s more important than home decor. My lovely blogging friend and fellow CI teamie Sandma has created some fabulous new reassembled designed stamps for Crafty Individuals. These stamps were released on Hochanda TV on Friday the 9th October. Full details of the shows can be seen on this post here. I absolutely love the new stamps. If you get chance do go and check out the shows on the rewind facility on the Hochanda Website. Jean Hardy did some super demos.
The sizing of the stamps makes them perfect for stamping onto wooden coasters….which I love doing.
Normally I would drill holes in the tops of the coasters and join them with string but as I couldn’t find my drill bits so I attached some brass hinges at the top using some gel medium. It worked ok.
The background was painted with acrylic paint. The images were stamped with Black Staz-on and the Kingfisher is coloured with felt pen ink. I sprayed the coasters with a fixative to seal the ink and add a protective layer. Oh, Just an add on, the little white dots were added using some acrylic ink and a sewing needle.
Just to share. Sandra does know I have done this and I mean no disrespect to the designs because I do absolutely love them. I cut the center rubber out of the stamps. Purely for my own ease of use. I am heavy handed when inking up stamps. As the stamp has no image in the center, when I inked it up I kept getting ink in the center and I was getting a bit of transferal when stamping. If, you look down the sides of the image there is a gap in the foliage, I cut, squarely and cleanly there, on each side and then cut out the center. If you cut the sides cleanly it doesn’t spoil the integrity of the stamp because you can line it back up perfectly on your blocks or platform. This is only my own personal view and what I did.
Thank you for looking.