Christmas is coming early this year! We are
releasing the October stamps -- all with a Christmas theme -- on
Monday, September 19.
I just couldn't wait until October 1st! The discount on the
ew stamps will start on Monday, too.
Wait till you see! I am just popping with
Pre-order before a show
If you are coming to a show that is on
my schedule, and you would like me to bring products for you (so
you save shipping!) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will bring and hold it for you.
No need to pay me before
the show (this will allow you to shop in the booth, too). Just let
me know which show and which day you are attending. I will hold
your items until 2:30 pm the day you are scheduled to come in.
Come shop, play and
make some art - we would love to meet you!
I have two separate ideas going on with today's
email, both revolving around one stamp - the Halloween House background.
First, I show you have to make a quick fold-over flap which
highlights the sentiment over the Haunted House. Second I show you
the same stamp, colored with other mediums, showing the differences
between them. Let's get Haunted!
These are the stamps we are using today:
Flapped Halloween House
First and Foremost, the Halloween House image was
stamped onto white card stock with StazOn ink.
Color the image with Distress Markers. Use a Glitter
Pen the trace the spider web.
Cut two pieces of cardstock for the base; one
5-12" x 8-1/2" amd one piece at 1-1/4" x
8-1/2". Crease the base piece in half to 4-1/4". Stamp
the end of the 1-1/4" piece with the Happy Halloween image.
Place the flap piece over the image where desired,
with the long end hanging off the edge of the stamped image. Use a
pencil to mark the area where the piece should be folded. Fold
where marked, then adher the remaining portion to the inside of the
base card. Trim if necessary, to fit inside the card.
To cover the flap area, cut a 4" x 5-1/2" piece and
decorate it before adhering it over the inside flap area.
More of the Halloween House
The piece above was colored with colored pencils.
While the pencils allow to color in quite a bit of the detail, I
think it is difficult to get color intensity with colored pencils
on such a dark image, but overall, I still think it's pretty cute!
Finally, the piece above uses Copic Markers .
This stamp has so many tiny areas to color that I found it hard to
use them on this piece.
Overall, my favorite medium is definitely the
Distress Markers - and, it was also the fastest! Which is your
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue.
See you next week!
Technique Junkies LLC
Technique Junkies LLC,
PO Box 16547, Stamford, CT 06905