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!