We are celebrating the
May stamp release with a blog hop on Sunday May 1st. On Sunday,
start on the Design Team blog and follow the hop for inspiration
using the new stamps:
See you at the hop!
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I have been offering the Daisy Tag Make and Take for
the last 15 Rubber Stamp Conventions that I have exhibited at, and
it is VERY popular. I am repeatedly asked for the directions for
the tutorial, too. I am pleased to have finally finished them for
this email. I have gone into considerable detail; I hope this is
helpful to those of you who have done the make and take, and to
those who have not had the chance, but like the look.
The MISTI was used to add the image to the tag to
ensure perfect placement. The Daisy Collage stamp was placed in the
center of the MISTI and inked; I stamped the image on the grid
paper to create a guide for when the image will be on the final
The tag is then placed over the image stamped on the
grid paper, with the two magnets holding the tag down above the
stamped area. Note that there are three sides of the image showing
beyond the edges of the tag; this is to ensure that the tag is
covered with image. Ink the stamp and close the MISTI hinge to
stamp the image.
Since the tags being used are 6" in height, and
the stamp is only 5.25" high, there is an unstamped area at
the top of the tag. To stamp this area, turn the tag around and
place the tag at the top of the image, aligning the top edge of the
image on the grid paper with the line on the tag where the image
starts. Ink the top of the stamp and close the hinge to stamp the
image. Note that there may be a line (or a gap) where the
stamp images overlap; it is fine - there is so much color on the finished
piece, it will not be noticeable when completed.
Start painting the tag by using a small paintbrush.
Paint Vegas Gold Sorbet Paint onto the Daisy Petals and the body of
the bee. There are plenty of petals at the top, bottom and sides of
this piece that need to be painted with the Gold Color.
Use Pumpkin Spice Sorbet to add shading ro the
center of each petal. Kenyon Copper Sorbet should be painted rather
thickly in the center of the three main flowers -- the idea is to
create a plush flower center. The paint dried with dimension and
gloss, so everywhere the paint is added thickly will result in a
Use a clear coat on the bee wings. Clear Coats will
"seal" in whatever color is under them; here we are using
it to make the bee wings look translucent. I am using Dazzle in
this example; the finished piece will have bee wings that are
manila colored, with a hit of gold glitter.
The paint dries very fast, but a heat tool may be
used to dry the paints if they still feel tacky to the touch.
To add color to the background, I used several
colors of Colorations sprays. When you spray, use the cans VERY
close to the paper, and use a sweeping motion to avoid droplets.
For bet results, try spraying as if you are sweeping PAM into a
pan, rather than spritz-spritz-spriting. I started with Timeless
Colorations, spraying it across the middle of the tag.
I continued spraying, adding Grass Colorations below
the Timeless, Waimea Bay above it, and finally, Ink Spot at the
very top and bottom of the tag.
When all the color was added, a paper towel was
placed over the sprayed images to remove the excess color from the
The entire tag was then colored with Gilded Gold
Fairy Dust Spray. The Fairy
Dust Sprays have a fine mist of subtle shimmer that allows
the colors underneath to keep their vibrancy.
Finally, the Lava
Stone Effects Paint was stippled through the Soliloquy
Stencil to add a sentiment; this paint may also be dried with a
All of these use the same colors on the flowers,
with different Coloration Sprays in the background:
These were created using Coral/Just Peachy and Mi
Bella Paints for the flowers:
And Finally, Baby Blue Eyes and Honolulu Blue were
used on the flowers in these examples:
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue.
See you next week!
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