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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Stamping, Heat guns, Embossing...

...and toilet rolls.

As I have been working my way through stuff that I have made since Christmas I realised I hadn't posted anything about the fabby Artbase crop back in January.

Margaret came up with a LO idea that used stamping and resist techniques and this is what I finished up with...

This was actually very well timed as I was able to use a 12x12 clear frame and use it as a gift for DHs birthday.

It was great fun stamping and embossing chipboard die-cuts and then using liquid chalk pads to colour the background.

If you are wondering where the toilet rolls come into this...Margaret showed us how you can 'de-boss' into a wad of damp toilet roll (quite a few layers are required) with a stamp, dry it off and then highlight with inks/chalks. I used a script stamp, cut down the finished image and used it as an embelishment on the LO.

Oh and by the way...if you wanted to give this a try you don't have to worry about using up all your posh 'super soft' loo rolls - you will be pleased to note that the cheapy, 100 rolls for 99p (slight exaggeration **rollseye**) work perfectly well LOL.....................

2 comments:

Eleni Gratsia said...

Wonderful, wonderful layout ... and so great that you can do classes and learn new things!!!! :) :)

ffroggie said...

Good to see you back in blogland hun :)

As usual, lovely work and I just have to go and try the loo roll one now :) Can it be dried using a heat gun or is leaving it to dry au naturelle best?