It is a fun size, not too big, not too small. Remember to use at least one rubber stamp. Click the link above to go to the site and see the challenge and all the other entries. I used SIX stamps on this little 2×4….very fun to do something different! Then I get it done and think, why in the world did I use such a bold red?! Every once in awhile I do that! A soft color might have been really nice…oh well!
Wednesday Stamper this week is asking, how do you like to do transfers? I have tried a few ways with Golden brand, matte gel medium and pretty happy w/the results each time. Since I had company this past weekend, I am posting an ATC I have made. This is a version of the transfer technique in the book, Artist Trading Card Workshop.
I use an Epson inkjet printer w/DuraBrite ink and Epson Bright white inkjet 24# computer paper. I only had good luck w/transferring from this weight of paper…
I tried my Epson heavyweight premium matte paper that is a 44# weight and the image would NOT transfer.
I use Golden Matte Gel Medium…for this ATC I painted the gel onto a piece of watercolor paper, it’s not a real heavy piece, not sure if they weight matters for the watercolor paper.
Then placed the printed image on top of the gelled watercolor paper, image down and brayered over it for some seconds…kinda lifted to see if it was working…. half of the transfers worked and the other half I threw away!
Then you pull the printed image paper off the top very carefully, slowly….and throw that away….
The image that transferred is going to have a lot of paper fibers on top of it…so VERY CAREFULLY, SOFTLY, GENTLY rub the fibers off w/your fingers….if it dries on you…you can try spritzing from very far back…barely misting to moisten it again…if you spritz too much, you’ll remove too much and have a mess. Be prepared to try and try again and more than likely you will fill up your trash can BUT, you will get some really nice transfers too! Every one will be different! Thanks for coming by my blog and looking!
Wednesday Stamper Challenge this week is to “play” with the color Green. So, I played w/green, stamps and punches! Stampendous, Hero Arts and Technique Tuesday stamps. Martha Stewart fence and butterfly punches, the leaves in the fence are from an old big flower punch set by Family Treasures, the kind that came in the wooden box w/the acrylic lid. The paper is from the Basic Grey O Baby set and the ink is Clearsnap Vivid Olive dye ink. The gold adhesive rhinestones are from Hero Arts.
using hearts in a different way….maybe this card works?!
Last year, I saw this technique somewhere…I used one of the small flower embossing folders on the edge of the heart and then a little bit of a larger A2 size embossing folder for the words on the heart.