I dislike throwing anything away that 'might come in handy one day' so I have a corner of my art room filled with bits and bobs to be recycled. For this weeks challenge I'm inviting you to recycle something.My markers have been stored in a drawer that I cannot remove and bring to my art table--which means they are never convenient when I want to use them. This is about to be my new portable storage compartment:
I am going to use Gibi (one of my favorite Stampotique stamps!), because she looks like an artsy person to me! I have mentioned this once before, but it bears repeating because there are new followers among us, and that is when using stamps with intricate details, it is a good technique to stamp your image directly onto your project, then stamp it a second time on paper. You will color and cut out your second image (omitting some of the small details (in this case some of the hair strands and the small hoop earrings, then adhere that exactly on top of the original stamped image. The details on the first stamp will appear behind your trimmed image. See below:
|Ready to adhere: note the earrings are missing in the image on the right.|
|Note the earrings now appear (from behind) on the adhered image!|
I have to give credit to my friend France Papillon (one of the Stampotique Design Team members) for this valuable technique!
Here's my Pringles can, nicely decorated with a Gelli Art Plate print I created myself and Stampotique stamps (which can be purchased here). Now, my markers are in front of me when I am using them, and neatly tucked away when I am not!!
A hearty welcome to the newest followers of this blog. I appreciate each and every one of you! My blog followers inspire me on a daily basis!