Merry Christmas – Reverse Stamping And Decoupage Techniques

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Reverse Stamping &Decoupage Workshop

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Umount – Holly A5 Stamp Plate : UMHOLLY

Umount Repositional Foam Sheet : UMREPOST

Fancy Pants 12″ x12″ Paper – Various Codes Available

Acrylic Block – Various Codes Available

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK

Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder : Bright Gold – CSEPBRGOLD

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

 Shabby Shutters : DPSHABBYSHUTT, Fired Brick :DPFIREDRED  

Walnut Stain : DPWALNUT , Vintage Photo : DPVINTAGEPHO

 & Peeled Paint  DPPEELEDPAINT

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler : TH92481  

Paint Brush : BRUSHFINE

Stickles: Patina : STKPAT

Ranger Black Perfect Pen :PERPENBLK

Foam Pads :FP400 X 5

 Ribbon – Various Codes Available

White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001

Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT

3D Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Select a piece of the white uncoated 220gsm card. Find and mark half way down the card. Take a piece of U-Mount repositional foam sheet and cut a piece to fit the size of an acrylic block. Now remove the backing and attach it to the block.

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 2 Ink up your stamp using the Archival ink pad or a different ink. The reverse image will be faded but the trick is to not re ink the main stamp when using that again. Mark the acrylic block where the point of the stamp is and either side of the top part the stamp – this will act as a guide later.

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3 Stamp the image onto the prepared block.

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4 Now stamp the new reverse stamp on the top left hand side of the card. Use the centre pencil marked as a guide.

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5 Take the original stamp and stamp in the bottom left hand corner.

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Now you have the reverse stamped image. A great technique for adding a different look to your work but by only using the one stamp. Why not try trees and reverse stamp for a reflection, building water in with inks.

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7 Repeat the process and this time use the reverse stamp in the bottom right hand corner and the main stamp in the top right. Use the piece for your project.

8 Or for a different look without the reverse stamping. Ink the stamp and stamp at random down the left hand edge of the card to create a bold border. Fill in any gaps by stamping off the page.

9 Take the Ranger perfect pen and draw a straight line down the right hand side of the card.

10 Sprinkle the gold embossing powder over the inked line and emboss with a heat gun.

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11 Now to add a distress look to the page, take the Tim Holtz vintage photo ink pad and a small piece of cut`n`dry foam and work the colour in from the edge. Then use the shabby shutters ink using the same technique to colour the centre of the page. Build the colours until you are happy with the results.

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12 Stamp 3 of the poinsettias using the archival ink and dry with a heat gun. Swipe the fired brick ink pad over the image and blend using the cut`n`dry foam to build different tones. Cut out just the 3 flowers leaving out the leaves.

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13 Stamp the main large poinsettia directly onto worked piece. Stick the coloured flower over the stamped ink. Stamp the TH peeled paint ink onto the craft sheet and take a small wet paint brush and pick up the colour. Now paint the green leaves of the image, shading as you build the colour.

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14 Stamp the main large poinsettia directly onto worked piece. Stick the coloured flower over the stamped ink. Stamp the TH peeled paint ink onto the craft sheet and take a small wet paint brush and pick up the colour. Now paint the green leaves of the image, shading as you build the colour.

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15 Cut and curve 2 of the flowers heads using your scissors, then add them over the base flower using a 3d glue to add depth. Cut 1 flower out and snip into the leaves towards the centre. Work around the flower doing this but leaving the centre all in tack.

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16 Now curve the flower petals by holding the flower in one hand and the scissors underneath, and then pull the scissors away from the card curving as you go. This will add shape and extra dimension to the flower. As the petals are cut in, curve down the edges of each petal too.

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17 Add the flower over the other 2 flower heads using 3d glue, the flower doesn`t have to go over original flower as this will add depth too. Finish the centres of each flower by adding the patina stickles to embellish the flower. Allow to dry.

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18 Stamp the different size pine cones onto card using the black archival ink and swipe over with walnut stain. Cut out the cones and set aside to embellish the card at the end.

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19 Cut a piece of toning paper larger than the stamped panel. A pink piece tones well with the colours and is something a bit different. Then enhance the stamped side by stamping over the black and emboss with gold to make the gold theme run throughout the project.

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20 Mat the stamped panel onto the pink paper and then onto the base white card. Stamp and distress a sentiment and add using foam pads. Add the pine cones and a festive ribbon bow to complete the project.

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21 Just a close up of the decoupaged flowers 

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One Response to Merry Christmas – Reverse Stamping And Decoupage Techniques

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    And a very Merry Christmas to you Suzanne and I hope you have a Happy New Year.
    This is by far the prettiest card I have received this Christmas! I haven’t got the stamps but I think I may just have to get them to make cards for next year.
    Thank you for bringing us some wonderful projects and techniques during this year and I hope you will continue to delight us with more inspiration in 2011.
    All good wishes to you and your family.
    Much love
    Susan

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