Monday, June 21, 2010

Masking and stamping with Stazon

just a quick one to share with you - I love stazon ink for lots of reasons and when I bought some of the coloured ones (other than greys, black and brown that is!), I thought I had made a mistake.. I am using them more now than some of the dye inks in my stash since the stazon ones have such vibrant shades (not many shades but the ones they have go well with almost anything).
My fave way to use these inks is to apply more than one pad to the stamp before stamping onto the card - apply light colours first as the inks WILL mix - and for this one I used the Iris and Vibrant Violet shades for the tropical flowers ...

The larger flower was stamped first, then again on scrap piece of paper and cut out for the purposes of masking the first/main image then stamp the smaller flower...
then stamped the stem and lastly the leaves (these were done with various shades of color box chalk inks again applied DTR and then stamped onto the card)
the stamps can be bought here

One little idea that sprung to mind, was to use my seed beads and since I only had a light sandy colour or black (any other ones except the shade I wanted... always a problem!!...), I coloured them with the pebble shade of Tim Holtz alcohol inks, and they same up nice and brown.

The seed beads were stuck on using Art Institute Glitter Glue - my staple craft supply item as it sticks almost everything!!
here is a close up:

PS I will be using seed beads in my July Workshop - we wont be making this same card but will be using seed beads to embellish something along these lines...

Here are a couple of variations on the card above - sometimes when I make one I like to make a couple more if I like the end result on the first one, but instinct is I cant make them the same, I have to try and alter the layouts etc!!


  1. Oh yes ...these are so lovely ...I am great fan of Adirondack dye inks but I have a lot of stazon inks as well... also in the same colours as you I see such pretty results ...they are coming out of the drawer !!! E x

  2. GORGEOUS!!!! Love the stamp and the colours you have used!!! I only have stazon in black but this has inspired me to have a look at some of the other colours :o)