Unlock the full creative potential of your stamps with instructor Carrie Avery. Learn how to use rubber stamps, inks, masking techniques, textured backgrounds and more to create an endless array of eye-catching projects. First, learn how to achieve clear impressions and ensure your stamps last for years to come. Discover a delightful shadow technique, create ornate masking projects, and make multiple stamps "kiss" for elegant or playful patterns. Then, transform textured and colored paper with stamps and create charming accents with vellum or book paper. To make your images pop off the page, explore different types of ink and add vibrancy with alcohol-resist tricks. Finally, create watercolor, chalkboard, colored pencil and foiling effects and use heat tools to enhance the look and feel of your projects.
Meet Carrie Avery, a seasoned stamping instructor and designer. In this opening lesson, Carrie begins by demonstrating a few tips for getting clear impressions. Then, learn how to create unique effects: a shadow technique for depth and delightful frames made with masking. You'll also learn how to care for your stamps!
Discover how to stretch your stamps as Carrie shows you how a single stamp can be used to create a variety of backgrounds. Learn how to "kiss" using multiple stamps to mix patterns. With Carrie's help, you'll soon be creating stunning scenery with key tips on masking.
Let Carrie show you which stamps work best for dark-colored or textured card stock. Get acquainted with vellum and book paper to create memorable accents. Then, for the stamper that doesn't necessarily love to color, learn how to use patterned papers to create the same effect.
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