Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Layered Stamping with the MISTI
There are a lot of videos out there that will show you how these beautiful flowers were made. I'll suggest Jennifer Mcguire's video as it is what I used. The other trick I'd give you is to download the tip sheet offered by Altenew. I Google'd the stamp set name (Vintage Flowers is what I used, though the Vintage Roses is similar) and the tip sheet came up as a image. I printed the image and it helped to orient the layers.
I did spend a little while trying to figure out the layering process. There are some messed up flowers in my work. However, the great thing about these stamps. They are forgiving and even those "mess ups" are pretty and useable.
Caution : this stamp set could make you an ink hoarder. I'm resisting the urge. I will say that other than a strong urge to own every single craft supply on the planet I was able to make a wide variety of beautiful flowers without buying a thing. Resist the urge people!
I found it helpful during my color experimenting to write the color name on the sheet. It helped me to creatively combine colors.
I ultimately die cut all of these flowers and plan to create some card sets to be used for Christmas gifts. If/when that happens I'll take some photos and share with you. Hope you have a crafty day.