Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stamping in the 3rd Dimension

Okay - maybe it's not as dramatic as it sounds... I wanted you to imagine some Star Trekkie stamping fusion that altered the space-time continuum.

BUT - it's cool.

I love doing altered items, but I don't enjoy:
  • Trying to line things up straight, as that is not one of my spiritual gifts
  • Wrapping paper around round tins because it always gets a little off and then the adhesive is already eternal and you rip it off, cuss, throw everything away and decide that people don't really need presents anyway
So, imagine how thrilled I was to successfully master the stamp-space continuum with the help of a Fiskars Easy stamp press and some so-much-easier-than-paper Sticky Back Canvas!

Now if you're like me, you sometimes buy new toys and neglect them, which is what I did with all these things. But then, when I found them all in a little pile together - VOILA - a stampy epiphany occurs! In this case, I altered a tea can and filled it with crafty goodies.
Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Provence alphabet and Fall on me) Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Brown Paper: Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas Accessories: Golden Fluid Acrylics (Pthalo Blue, Green Gold), Fiskars Easy Stamp Press, blank tea can

It was so cool I had to get it on film. I know - two tutorials in a row - pigs are probably flying around outside right now. Don't get used to it!! :)

But here's the video PROOF that I have actually played with some of the things I've bought. Click here if you don't see the player. And after you watch it - create art! :)


  1. OMHeck! I didn't have ANY interest in a stamp press- & now I MUST have one!!! I am always off, as you said, about 2 degrees too!

    & now I am in love with the sticky back canvas too!

    You are so creative! I love your humor and your wit. & I really am so grateful for your blog and the inspiration you are to folks like me. Thx for sharing your talent and taking time to post pics & video tutorials. You really do make it easy to understand.

    This was SO cool!

  2. THAT is brilliant to wrap around that tin. Love THAT Sticky Back Canvas!

  3. This is SO SO SO gorgeous, Lydia! Love the project idea, love the sentiment even more! Mwah!

  4. Love it! Gorgeous colors and finished project. Can't wait to find some of this canvas to play with!

  5. I love it!! What a wonderful idea and it's beautiful!!

  6. another fantastic video! i love the grid on this product. it begs the question: why in the world did SU! NOT put ANY lines on ANY of its acrylic blocks?!?

    btw, i am in awe of your nails. they wouldn't last the day at sbux, but still...

  7. (ditto, those nails!)
    I now have more things to add to my MUSTIE list.
    Thank you for this fascinating tutorial.

  8. Lydia...Just wanted to say THANKS for the love you left on my blog...I'm just a beginner at stamping and your comment just made my day!! Thank you so much!!


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