Easter Egg Garland – Kids Craft. With Easter just days away, Molly and I cooked up a quick and easy garland to dress up the mantel and make our house look festive. This worked well with our St. Patty's DayShamrock garland, …Read More
A lot of you talented crafters are using stamps in the handmade artwork you sell… Did you know that when you use stamps in your designs for resale, you should credit the artist who created the stamp as well? Different companies have different rules around using stamp art work for items you plan to sell, but a great rule of thumb is to always be sure your credit the artist whose copyright is usually on…Read More
I LOVE this project — so many possibilities and who doesn’t need something fancy schmancy for guests to set drinks on? The Lazy Cowgirl shows us a fun stamping and embossing project (inspired by this also awesome tutorial from Muses and Dreams) that will make a fun addition to any coffee table. All you will need is a blank tile, your favorite stamps and alcohol inks (or alcohol ink pens) and your embossing supplies (embossing glue, powder…Read More
First make a line drawing. If this is your first ever stamp-making project you might want to keep details to a minimum and stick with thick, wide lines. This will make it easier when it’s time to carve. You can either color in the areas you plan to carve with your drawing (this will be the space that doesn’t get inked) or the areas that will print so it will look more like your final piece as your carving it – just decide ahead of time and stick with it.
Ok, so I thought it was insanely cool when I found this out – The Speedball material will actually pick up the outline of your drawing…no tedious tracing needed! Put your drawing face down on the material and rubbing the back with something smooth. Martha would surely use a boning tool here…but if you don’t have one, the back of your lino cutting tool works too – just make sure you don’t have the sharp attachments on yet! Also take care not to move the drawing once you have started transferring the image.