Happy Wednesday, stampers! We have a special mid-week treat for you today, courtesy of our friends at Art ‘n Soul up in Lacey, Washington.
Stamp Your Story goodies on display — so inspiring! Love that vintage typewriter.
Art ‘n Soul is a fine art stamp store that specializes in quality rubber stamps, fine papers and the best of ribbons and embellishments. It has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. The store is noted over a wide region for its frequent and exceptional classes, featuring local artists as well as many nationally recognized teachers. Classes range from traditional card making, to bookmaking, to Zentangling, to small pieces of framable collage, to stenciling, and to the recently popular multimedia art. Customers frequently comment about the many, many samples created by staff, showcasing various techniques and products.
Speaking of samples, today we’re honored to have Dianne Johnson from Art ‘n Soul here to share two Stamp Your Story creations! This pair of cards is a wonderful example of the fun you can have with stamp layering:
Dianne shares: “I love to make cards, and I had so much fun playing with the cling sets and the other Stamp Your Story stamps. I like that the words in the cling sets can be combined in a huge variety to create custom sentiments. These cards were quickly and simply done by inking the K5788 Paint Print stamp with Kaleidacolor inks and Memento inks from Tsukineko. The sentiments were applied with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The rest of the stamping was done using Silks Acrylic Glazes by Luminarte and Splash of Color. I painted them on my stamps in a light coat, and stamped. Since they are acrylic paints, it’s important to clean your stamps off quickly, but the results were gorgeous! It’s hard to tell in the photo, but in real life, the splotches and swooshes are very glimmery; the silks have lots of mica in them, and shiny = good!”
Big thanks to Dianne and Art ‘n Soul for the colorful inspiration today, and to you for stopping by!