Saturday, September 1, 2007
Cameron goes back to school on Wednesday. So, I need to make a few cards to put in his lunches. He's a bit nervous about starting first grade because he didn't get to meet the teacher and other students in his class before the first day, like they did in Kindergarten. He's especially concerned because in his own words, "I'm not ready for second grade. I don't even know how to spell crocodile yet!" Well I laughed and explained that he was going to be OK because he was only going to first grade and most adults don't know how to spell crocodile. He continued to explain how I was wrong because this was the second grade that he was going to because he went to his first grade last year. Oh well, go figure!!
This is made using the following two techniques: Basic directions for the two techniques:
Emboss resist: stamp with versamark on glossy paper. emboss with clear embossing powder. When you apply the ink with a sponge or brayer, the embossed images with resist the ink. You might have to use a tissue to sop up any extra ink that remains on the images.
versamark resist: stamp with versamark on glossy paper. using a sponge or brayer, apply ink to the paper. the versamarked images will resist the ink and leave a faint image. This technique has also been called 'ghosting'.
To combine the two technqiues:
Stamp the images you want to clear emboss and emboss. Don't smear on the ink yet. Stamp the images you want to be 'softer' in versamark. Then smear/brayer on the inks.
And, you MUST do the clear embossed images FIRST. If you try to do the other images first (the ones for versamark resist), when you sprinkle on the EP for the emboss resist images, your EP will stick to ALL the images. The first technique is the blue and the second is the yellow. Anyway these techniques didn't come out to good especially the Versamark resist. I think the stamp may not have been completely clean or something. You can't really see it in the picture. I colored the image with PrismaColor pencils and Gamsol.
I bought these stamps at an Expo a few years ago. You should have seen the things she did with them, awesome. Check out her web site and you'll find some amazing products and samples at Bugawumps. I haven't bought anything from there in a while because I forgot all about this stamp. It got buried in with some of my son's things, but I can't wait to check it out again!
The paper is Stampin' Up: Night of Navy, Real Red, and Yo-Yo Yellow. The bacground stamp is also Stampin' Up (an oldy, but goody called Stars and Swirls). The ribbon is also from Stampin' Up but has been retired, but we have lots of new gorgeous ribbon.