Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Your Stamping Notebook: page 11 of 14

Ombre effect
Over Stamping

The links will take you to more CTMH technique videos detailing how its done and showcasing pretty examples.

This page is all done with the water based blender pen and a bit of stamping .  Scribble off the colour from your blender pen to get Ombre or transitional colour effects.  This is how you clear the ink from your pen to switch colours.  The nibs will stain, but its no big deal.  If they get dry, I learned from "The Frugal Crafter" they can be re-hydrated with a mixture of 50/50 water and glycerine.  I always use distilled water for crafting because tap water gets funky as it ages.  I tried it, and IT DOES WORK!  That's a cool bonus tip.  I keep a container premixed and set aside, and pour a little into an old vitamin bottle lid.  That way if there is ink residue on the blender pen, it won't contaminate my main container.  The blender pen nibs will eventually wear out, but this really extends the life of a blender pen.  They're such a cheap tool to have, definitely a good idea to keep a few on hand.  What to do with the scribbles/doodles?  Overstamping!  Stamp over them with the same colour ink or any colours.  Now you have fun custom backdrop for cards, scrapbook embellishments, Picture my Life pocket scrapbooking (Project life)...

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