As stampers and paper crafters, we all know that the stamping world is filled with terms and techniques that might sound a little strange to a non-stamper. Ask a non-stamper to define some of these common terms and techniques and it might go something like this…
Q: What is masking?
A: Something we do at a Halloween party.
Q: Define misting.
A: Raining. Lightly. (according to my 10-year-old son)
Q: Do you know how to color with markers?
A: Um…didn’t we learn that in preschool?
Hey, let’s admit it…sometimes all of the intricacies of stamping can be a bit overwhelming! Masking, misting and markers are just three of the six trendy techniques covered in the new special issue called Stamp It! Techniques.
This issue will guide you step-by-step, demonstrating each technique in its most basic form. But, there are also projects that kick it up a notch and challenge you to think outside the box. With tons of projects and step-out photos, it’s perfect for beginners and advanced stampers alike.
For example, let’s take the Sensational Shimmer Sprays section. My Cherish Card from (p. 72) is an example of a basic technique. I simply used Tattered Angels’ Glimmer Mist to spray over my stamped background. I also used it to add color to my tissue paper flowers. Pretty easy-peasy.
My Celebrate Today Card (p. 66) used a slightly more creative approach to misting. I stamped flourish images onto my background and then used a die that coordinated with my stamp as a mask for misting. The result is a pretty background that resembles pre-printed patterned paper.
In keeping with the spirit of this special technique-based issue, I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you using yet another technique that incorporates shimmer sprays. I combined heat embossing (another technique featured in this issue!) with Glimmer Mist to create a unique background design!
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P.S. Would you like to see more videos here on the Paper Crafts Connection blog? If so, what topics would you like to see covered? Leave a comment and we’ll pick one random winner to receive a copy of Stamp It! Techniques and a collection of 10 shimmer sprays. All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Thursday, Feb. 17.
P.P.S. Stamp It! Techniques Week continues on the Moxie Fab World! If you’re intrigued by Betsy’s post today, Cath introduced a shimmer spray challenge yesterday. And make sure to check out today’s moxie fab challenge – paper piecing!