I promised some samples with the Andy Skinner stamps... I found an interesting effect today. This is glossy card, with Distress Stains wiped over then spritzed with teal wash mister and a water spray then dried. Then I built up the stamped images with a mixture of Archival ink and Versafine. I felt it didin't have enough punch to the colours so I got my 3 colours of stains back out and started dabbing so there was lots of pools of ink and then dried with the heat gun. The ink pools away from the stamped image - resisting the ink which gives you extra bobbles of colour. A final fine spritz of water again gave it a few more interesting bobbles. Finally I added a few accents with a white gel pen. The bradded on piece is done with alcohol inks onto frosted shrink plastic.
Simple and quick this one - alcohol ink dropped on and blown across the page before topping with stamps
Alcohol ink background all swirled over rather than dabbed. Then simple stamps over the top.
We have had a delivery of the fabulous new Andy Skinner Stamps from Personal Impressions. If you like the artsy style you'll love these designs. We'll be rustling up some samples with them shortly - but meanwhile you can get inspiration directly from Andy's blog. The stamps have a good size of designs and the sets approx A5 in size for just £9.99 so excellent value. click here to see the full range. We've also stocked up on shrink plastic, memory glass and introduced some of the colours to our range of Archival ink pads.
We've had a busy weekend and loaded up over 200 different Scrapbooking 12x12 papers onto the website. This includes our stock of Bazzill Classic, Bling and Embossed card and also the versatile Cordinations Core colour card packs too! We've still a few more to photograph and add to make the stock online complete.. but almost there!... enjoy your browsing!
Sometimes you've just got to believe it'll work. I'm busy creating samples for my demonstration at Sincerely Yours at Thetford next weekend (hope to see lots of you there!)... and I'm going to be doing some interesting things with Alcohol Inks. So I'm experimenting. Seeing what works, what doesn't work so I can share my experiences with you all. And I created this background.... .... and I didn't like it one bit! Too blotchy, too bright, what on earth can I do with this!!... well I thought I'd set myself a challenge to make something nice out of it. So I grabbed a few stamps - some Dog Inchie stamps from Inkadinkado and some odd words I have here and there... and played.... .... sort of there - but still quite dark.... so of course... out comes the silver and white gel pens to add some accents (Yes Sarah H of Attleborough, I can hear you smirking at me from here).... I can't emphasise enough how much these little accents can make such a difference to your creations!... there I said it... again :-)
And here is my final piece... and I LOVE it!!. So Believe that you can create someting beautiful out of something you don't quite like at first.... and for all those other owners of crazy dogs... I thought believe was quite appropriate wording to go with my dogs - especially when you've spent as much time at dog training as we have :-)
Attention Bargain Hunters!.... We've set up a Sales section in the shop - lots of stamps particularly that have been priced to clear... we want to make some room for new exciting things.... so grab a coffee and go bargain hunt!
Keep em peeled - I may just give you some more sneeky peeks of my samples in advance a little later this week if I get time!