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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Woodware Challenge - Masking

Using this set of stamps, JGS426 walking boots, I have stamped the boots
with black ink onto white card and stamped again onto a small piece of the
Mask-It sheet but only using the top area of the boot.
Cut out the mask on the stamped outline and position it over the image on the white card.

You can then start drawing, painting or stamping the stems for the flowers.
The mask will stop any of the stem images from going onto the boot.
This will make the stems look like they are coming out to the top of the boot.

Stamp the flowers which also come on the same set.
I've used a Kaleidacolor ink pad in autumn leaves.
I have then coloured in the boots to match the flower colours.

The Mask-It piece can be used again and again and I keep mine stuck
to the backing of the stamp for safe keeping.


Packaging for the Mask-It sheets
Showing the mask area on the stamp with the
Mask-It piece in position.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Woodware challenge - wearable art

Each February the Woodware team go to a trade show in Birmingham.

I like to make a little something for us to wear and for this year
I made some cute shrink plastic robot badges.
I've placed a 20p piece near the image so you can see its size.

The stamp is JGS452 and called Roger robot.
Stamp all the images on white shrink plastic with black StazOn ink, cut each shape out and punch a ¼" hole as shown here. Add some shading/colouring if you want with crayons.

Before you shrink with a heat tool, dust each piece with an anti static bag, this helps to stop the shrink plastic from sticking to itself in the heating process.

Assemble all the body parts with jump rings. When using as a card embellishment stick the head and body only to the card so the legs and arms move about.


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Woodware challenge - Inspired by the countryside

I know the countryside will be starting to burst with colour at this time of year but my card is grey!

The stamp set is a new one for this year, code JGS438 and is called into the woods.

I've distressed all the card and paper edges with a little nifty tool from Woodware called a paper distresser. Its small, red and round, an essential gadget for your craft box.


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Woodware sketch challenge - no 51

This week we have a sketch on the Woodware Blog
 This card is 7" x 5" and I've used JGS443 large fennel.
I have shaped the grey background card with JGS439 small fennel using a grey ink pad.

A close up of the images on the background card.



On the allotment

On the allotment
Another stamp inspiration?