Tuesday, 8 March 2011
WOYWW #92 - Yay playing with stamps
that's the bit I like about having a new stamp release, forget all the work etc., focus on the playing with rubber bit when you are done ........
I've just mounted a few of the set up on UMOUNT (I hate that job, and so am just doing the bits I need as a new scroll saw should be coming my way any time soon)......and then stamping out the images on tissue paper.
Following my Artsy Crafty weekend I am also fired up about metal, and so you can see the metal umbrella that is going on the same piece - see where I am going with the "Rain, rain go away" image? Thought it would be nice to use gel bead medium as well for puddles.
I though I would do a little canvas, and I thought that I had some stored away, but can't find them ..... so tomorrow after my duty as best friend is carried out I will go to Hobby Craft and get some more, I was thinking a 4x4 probably no bigger than 6x6, if all else fails I will fall back on a piece of Buck Naked Chipboard.
In answer to the Fair Queen Julia's question, a matrix board is made from the original artwork plate, where there are lines on the artwork they become valleys on the matrix board. That matrix board then has the rubber placed over it and is compressed under lots of pressure and heat. The rubber in effect melts and flows into all the valleys, and when it is "cooked/pressed" and you take the rubber off the board they appear as ridges, which we then ink and stamp.......... simples!
Talking of our Fair Queen grab a coffee and head off over to her domain and check out all the other peeplets desk ..... I will play catch up some time later on this week when I get back from my best friend duties.
Hugs, keep it real.