Saturday, May 31, 2008

Funny looking stamp

Hey everybody,

I have a new stamp for sale and it looks a little funny for a reason. It's the Cloisonne Square. If you notice, it's pretty densely packed with design elements. You'll also notice that there are a lot of connecting lines. This is because this stamp is intended to be used with my toilet paper lace technique. Yes, you read that right, toilet paper, classy huh? Here's how it works. Ink the stamp with versamark pigment ink or a white pigment ink pad. Stamp onto a single ply of toilet paper. Sprinkle on some white embossing powder and shake off the extra. Heat until the powder is melted and shiny. Be carful not to burn the TP! Place the embossed paper into warm water. After a while (time varies) the only thing left will be the embossed portion. All the "in between" areas will desolve away. Carefully lift the paper out of the water with a spatula and flip it onto a paper towel to dry. Let it air dry, do not reheat with your heat tool. You may blot with a paper towel to speed up the drying process. So, you probably figured out that all the funny looking connectors function as stablizers to hold the "lace" together. I like to glue the "lace" over a square hole in a card. It looks very pretty and nobody need to know about it's lowly origin. Have fun!


Nessie said...

What a fantastic technique Michael. Thank you so much for sharing it!


Crafting Queen said...

What a fantastic technique, will have to try it. Great episode on TV weekly!!!