We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Clubbing & Stamping!

On Wednesday I will be demo-ing stamping in layers at the Ashtead Craft Club.

This involves stamping the same image 2 or 3 times, cutting down the top layers, putting a thin edge mat behind each layer, and then aligning each piece with the previous one to show the whole stamped image, broken up by the mats.  Really, it is a different take on decoupage. It can look very effective with the right stamp.

An alternative method is to pre-cut the white card layers, lay them on top of one another in the correct position, and carefully stamp all the layers at the same time.  Any slight loss of the image on the card edges is covered by the mats.

When stamping several images, make sure the card is the same size, and stamp in the same position, thus avoiding a slightly wonky top image when lining up the smaller top layer, as I've done here!  It is not too bad, but I can see that it is not completely straight!

This one is better, stamped 3 times and the top 2 layers cut smaller.

The butterflies were added after the card had been assembled, but it worked out OK!

I do like the black and white look, but any colour will work.

Using a large background stamp works too.

With this card the 2 layers were stamped at the same time.

Happy stamping!

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