It's a double happy Wednesday today, as i get to host this week's Stampotique Designer challenge! I hope you're ready to join the fun :)))Not sure that I found this process "relaxing," France, but I did find it fun! I created this project in my 6"x9" art journal. I began by selecting a background paper and adhering it directly to my journal. The main image that I wanted to use is called "The Crafter." What I did will sound a bit complicated, but it was actually quite simple when taken one step at a time. I think if you look at the end result, you will be able to follow along more easily, so here she is:
Don't you just love all the details on Stampotique stamps? The best way to realize just how detailed they are is... by trimming them! And that's our challenge this week: i'd like you to use (at least) 3 trimmed stamped images!
Up to you to use 3 times the same image or 3 different ones, to use them on a tag, a card, an altered object, ... I hope you find this as relaxing as i do!
- Stamp on cardstock and cut off the head and upper torso of The Crafter (now referred to as "main image") to use as a mask.
- Place the mask on your page where your final image will rest.
- Use the "heart" stamp and stamp (red StazOn ink) over the mask.
- Place a bit of tape over the scissors (in her right hand on the actual stamp) and ink up The Crafter.
- Remove the tape and stamp (black StazOn ink) onto your journal page.
- Ink up the full image on cardstock; cut out, omitting arms at the elbows.
- Adhere this image over the main image already stamped on your page (arms from the first image will show behind this new one).
- Using the "pen" stamp, tape off the long "squiggle" and ink up (black StazOn ink) the stamp.
- Remove tape and stamp the pen image near the right hand of the main image and, using a thin Sharpie pen, draw her fingers to reach the pen.
- Stamp the pen image again on cardstock, cut out the pen omitting the clip (it will show through from the one you already stamped); adhere over the pen image on your page.
- Stamp (red StazOn ink) the "heart" stamp again on cardstock, then cut out one heart and adhere over the black heart in her left hand. Draw in her thumb and fingers to grasp the red heart.
- Stamp the sentiment under your main image.
- Stamp the small journal above it.
- Stamp the small journal image on cardstock, cut it out and place it on "pop dots" over the stamped image on your page.
- Date your work!
I agree, it sounds complicated now that I look at it, but, believe me, it took much longer to write this than to actually create my journal page! The point to this challenge is so you know how to "fussy cut" an image omitting intricate parts like the pen clip. Stamping first on your main page and then placing your cut-out image over it (either directly on the paper or on pop dots) allows the tiniest detail to show through from below. A great technique to learn!! Thanks, France!
Stampotique stamps used (find them here):
- The Crafter (designers Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney)
- Daniel's Hearts (designer Daniel Torrente)
- When Heart Speaks (designer France Papillon)
- Writing Pen (designer Daniel Torrente)
- Tools Cube for journal stamp (designer Daniel Torrente)
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Joy to you!