Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Smackdown - A Blast From the Past

I'm doing the tutorial today over at Splitcoast with a trip through the wayback machine!

I was surprised we didn't have a tutorial on it already, because I learned this simple technique two decades ago.

It's just a simple, repetitive stamping technique to create the illusion of movement.

You can see my video on the technique below, but I'll walk you through these cards first.

I have fun new fineline marker I'm sneak peeking on the first card. I inked the butterfly from this set in Morning Mist (I highly recommend Versafine Clair for this technique, because you're using a block, not a MISTI, so you need that first image to have great coverage on the first image.)

The sentiments in the other set I used below are builders, which gives you a lot more flexibility.

After stamping the first generation, you just tap off the rest of the ink in a line to create movement.

I added my fave sunshine sequins for a clean, bright card.

Another way to use this technique is to stamp the main image with a fully inked stamp - again Morning Mist here - and then stamp around that image in a circle to repeat the patterns. I thought that fall leaves were the perfect subject for this type of technique. The leaves I used were from this stamp set. When I had filled in the background, I stamped another leaf on watercolor paper in Nocturne, watercolored it with Daniel Smith, and cut it with the matching dies, and placed it on top of the leaf I stamped first. Then I used this thankful layering die and copper glitter paper on top of grey paper to finish it off. I love the little ghost images of the leaves. I brushed more Morning Mist around the edge with a Life Changing Blender Brush.
You can also do a brighter, cleaner version with Electro Pop Inks to give the illusion of falling leaves.

This time I used the stamp that matches the dies I used above and sprinkled iridescent sequins all about! Love that ink. 

So here's the video, with all the supplies listed below. For the step by step written instructions, please see today's tutorial!

Clear Stamps- Boho Flowers - Gina K...
[ GNK ]
Boho Flowers Die Set - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
Clear Stamps- Stitched Leaves - Gina...
[ GNK ]
Stitched Leaves Die Set - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne -...
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair MORNING...
[ SSS ]
Electro Pop Ink Pads- Set of 8 - Gina...
[ GNK ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Brushes, Travel Round...
[ UTR | BLIC | INK ]
Life Changing Blender Brush 2-Pack -...
[ PFS | SSS ]
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Ombré Sunshine Sequins - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | MFT ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]



  1. I've never seen this technique before, it's fantastic!! Plus, it kinda cleans your stamps, lol

  2. I love this technique! I have a lot a lot of learning to do stamp and papercraft wise and I love learning about "oldie but goody" techniques. Thanks for sharing!


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