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|Printed scraps of material, now designer pieces to play with|
|Using two fabric colours with Versa Craft Ink pads you just turn the stamp|
each time you print. You can really relax when you do this as the print is so effective a
5 year old would have so much fun with this.
|I was really pleased to see the end result of the stamping. Luckily with my stamps|
they always stamp first time, so there is no wastage unlike LASER stamps Booo... I would always
recommend handmade for material printing.
That's not to say laser printing has its own qualities too, which I can't wait
to share with you in a later blog.
|To avoid waste the material was measured to fit the stamp.|
|The bunny print came out really well, I was very pleased.|
|You need to iron the ink to heat set it.|
|Time to sew -- this is my Nan's sewing machine, which kinda ended up staying with me... for years! :)|
|I sewed the mini bobble trim first before I sewed the underside on; |
this way I had the sewing line to follow on the outside.
|Turn it outside in the right way.|
|Now it's ready to stuff with tumble dryer fuzz!!! Yep that's right, no cost on stuffing, |
it doesn't blunt your needles like normal cotton stuffing and it's free.,
but it did take a long time to patiently wait for enough ;)
But it's well worth the wait for Free dense stuffing.
|Finished Pin Cushion|
|Using the acorn stamp I created a gorgeous repeat pattern|
|I designed all of the images, I am especially happy with my|
Oak leaf tree.
|I have achieved the gradient colours with separate ink pads not one multiple one.|
There are 3 stamps to the set. 2 bunny ears and one egg with a fresh geometric design to them. All sets are sold with an ink and 20 google eyes. The stamps are also kept in their very own little bag to keep it safe from abrasions.
|My boys are pro's at stamping, they get the placement spot on |
and press just the right amount. George is 4 and Elliott is 6.
|Criss Cross design|
|This stamp was mounted onto a clear acrylic block. This way you can stamp directly onto the first image and see where your placing it for accuracy of print.|
|Two stamps: the background to the tree and the tree. Louise was given two Versa inks to go with her prize. Versa inks are so highly pigmented; just wish you could get pads in A4 size.|
|Printing is great so it's ready for a quick clean and package to be posted out.|
|Here's the baggies that every stamp I make gets sent out in.|
|I started off by doodling with pencil, then when I was happy I made the patterns bold and easy to trace.|
|A simple bobble hat design, so easy to carve for a first time carve 'when you know how'|
|Workshop Ladies get to take their stamp home, mounted on kiln dried oak|
|Using the simple rounded abstract triangle to create a colourful forest of multi coloured trees.|
|Another simple carve to do 'when you know how'. Using cutting tools found lying around the house.|
|A Christmas Bauble, again using tools, utensils around the house to make these simple patterns.|
|And a budding future stamper I think, not bad at all for a first attempt.|