To use up odd rub-ons here's a quick way of dressing up bare chipboard letters. Adhere your raw plain chipboard letters to your layout and then add the rub-ons directly onto the letters running across the entire length. You can combine different rub-ons of left-over sheets -
the things that normally are not used and then find their way to file 13.
So here's what you will need:
Alcohol inks, glass frame, rubber stamp, black dye ink, white card stock.
step 1: Undo the clips from the frame and separate all the parts.
step 2: cut a piece of white card stock the same size as your frame. Stamp your image in black ink on the white card stock and set aside. Combine two or three images together to form a collage effect if you like.
step 3: turn your glass over so that the side that was facing the paper inner is now on top. This side is generally free from any greasy marks. Use your alcohol inks and create a coloured area on your glass. Do not mix too many colours or else it will turn to mud.
step 4: once you are happy with the result leave the glass to dry. Turn over the glass and make your sandwich with the hardboard, then your stamped image, and then the glass and clip them together. Remember at this point you should turn over the glass so that the alcohol ink is on the inside facing your stamped image.
tips and tricks
- to create the blobs on the alcohol ink, drip small drops of blending solution on top of your ink and let it bleed to form interesting effects.
- if you hate the look, clean off the alcohol ink with the blending solution and start again.
- use a single colour or combine 2-3 colours together.
- these make really cute little gifts to hang in your guest loo, a babies nursery or the kitchen.
supplies: Alcohol ink Ranger Industries. Stamp PSX (discontinued). Ink Archival Black. Ribbon in photo Hanna Silk. Other Memory frame.
**PS this morning, while still on a cleaning spree that has lasted about 2 weeks now I found some pretty dotty serviettes (i think they were intended for an ATC swap) i had some inspiration. So watch out for some frosty covered notebooks as a result of this cleaning spree.
Here's wishing you a crafty week of getting ready for Easter celebrations! And in the case of my friend Natalie...go and buy some more Easter eggs because the box is empty!!
step 1: ink your stamp using a clear ink pad. I use Versamark for this. Lightly pat the ink pad onto the stamp. This ensures you have control of the ink and get an even layer of ink onto the rubber.
step 2: stamp the image onto your chosen cardstock. I used Arches Aquarelle from my local art supply store. **my favourite paper with a deckle edge!