Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simple Stamping Technique

This is my first play with the new Alice in Wonderland stamp by Mabel Lucie Attwell, and I wanted to stamp on top of this piece, Help, but couldn't find a stamp that said help, or even any letters that I could spell out the word! So I used one of Mr Holtz's sayings which I thought apt. This is an old fashioned piece of stamping using the mask technique, and distress inks. I used only the new colours, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone, Wild Honey.
If you have never masked before, then here's how. Stamp your stamp onto a post-it note, or scrap piece of paper, and cut carefully out. Use a knife to get into those hard to reach places. Stamp your mage on your main piece of card or background, and lay the mask on top of the stamped image. I carefully added a VERY SMALL touch of glue to mine to stop it slipping, while I did the background. I then added distress inks all around it , and across it, making sure I inked right up to the mask.
 Before removing the mask, stamp anything else you want. I used the new Lace background for the table cloth , and stamped it in one of the distress inks. Remove the mask, and you should have one stamp , on a coloured background. Any missing areas, I touched up with a waterbrush and the appropriate colour ink. I coloured in the image by swooshing the distress inks on my non stick mat, and used a wet paintbrush to apply colour to the image. I love distress inks for this purpose, but any ink that is water based will be fine. Finally I added the sentiment in Rusty Hinge.
Don't forget if you comment on this post, you are in with a chance to win this particular stamp! I will draw the winner tomorrow :)
I hope you like, and have a simple Creative Day
Hugs

29 comments:

Christine said...

Love this! And I love those new AIW stamps!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Lynn Stevens said...

It really is a fun stamp and thanks for all your "HELP" teeheehee, sorry couldnt resist!

Helen said...

Great stamping! I am loving all these Alice stamps! You could "help" me by 'letting' me win some, lol. Wish I could have a Creative Day but work is getting in the way again!!

Glennis said...

Thanks for the instructions - I often wondered how that was done

Aisling said...

Lovely! I just adore the colours crushed olive and rusty hinge! By the way, the lace and other stamps I ordered arrived safely in Belgium on monday. Thanks a lot!

flutterbycrafter said...

Ooooo this is so lovely, the colours are beautiful, gorgeous.

Julia Dunnit said...

nNice Jen, never a bad time to re-explain such a useful technique, specially when it's done so blimmin well!

Sarah Anderson said...

aren't those colours just sooooooooo yummy; love this, really liking these alice stamps :)

stamping sue said...

Your card is great! Hey, I just went to see Alice in 3D yesterday at the movies. The things that come out of the mind of Tim Burton!!!
stamping sue

Shar said...

What a great piece! Love how you used the lace as a tablecloth!

jacquiscards said...

be fantastic in a frame all altered with some teacups lololol


boy i meed this stamp

Suzy said...

Very nice. And this stamp is so sweet.

Janeyc49 said...

Love those new colours ! and the stamp is fabby. :)

Janet x

Janet said...

love the card & the colours.saw the film last nite BRILLANT.
i would just love to win the stamp
Thanks for the fantastic ideas you give, always clearly expained with every detail covered

patcrafts said...

Loving these stamps, gorgeous. Thank you for the tutorial and reminder of how to mask.
Thank you also for the opportunity to win the stamp.
Pat xx

Jan said...

Lovin' these stamps and the way you've used the lace for the tablecloth. On my wish list!

Kaz said...

That looks fab, those new colours are lovely aren't they?x

Kaz said...

That looks fab, those new colours are lovely aren't they?x

Hels Sheridan said...

Loving that lacey tablecloth :))

Hazel said...

I love this - such good fun x

Sid said...

Lovely work Jennie, the stamp is great !

The Inky Minx said...

Simply fab, love the lace tabelcloth, very clever.

Oh and Thank you very much for my stamperonnies and the mag, that made my day xx

Gez said...

Great tutorial. :) Lurve how you have stamped the tablecloth. Brilliant.xx

Victoria said...

Love what you did and I love that stamp. I seem to be Alice obssessed lately!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous stamping Jennie - those AIW stamps are just fabby & the lace tablecloth is just genius :D
Hugs, Ann xx

Toucan Scraps said...

Amazing inkwork, I'll have to try masking like that one day

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

LOve this! How big is the caard! the stamp is briliant!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Another great project idea!

Teri said...

Excellent tutorial! I'm looking forward to trying this technique; I especially want to "paint" my stamped image with the ink from the non-stick mat :D
Thank you for your Blog; I check back often to see what you've created.
Sincerely, Teri "Terrific"