January 26, 2014
Stacey Dunning from Block Head Stampers,
wrote this amazingly helpful post
comparing various specialist** stamp pads.
I came across it on the Jellybeans FB page
I then created a printable Table
so as to keep handy when I ordered any stamp pads
when I did a particular project
that required a special ink.
I’ve already found it so helpful.
** not relevant
for general craft use
July 29, 2013
As I already had the clay laying around
– ’cause I needed an excuse –
I decided to make a just few more
stamped polymer clay images.
I even used some un-stamped ‘scraps’ to finish of a drop pendant design.
You like ?
So tell me . . . have you made anything like this.
I’d love you to share.
Put a link in the comments
so that we can all see your imagination at work.
July 27, 2013
Polymer clay keyrings
This is such a cute and simple idea from Ashley at the blog “Make It-Love It”.
She has simple & terrific ideas and I have ‘pinned‘ a LOT of her tutorials.
Here is my attempt at this great little craft idea.
1. I usually use Sculpey, as it is a great quality product and yet is probably the most affordable.
2. Break off a piece of polymer clay and then ‘work’ it. The warmer you get it, the more pliable it becomes.
3. Flatten polymer clay between two equal-height sticks.
4. Using a waterproof ink pad, ink up a stamp.
Choose a stamp image that offers a strong silhouette.
5. Gently pull the polymer clay away from the stamp
6. Try stopping at one – impossible !!
I’d love to see if you make one.
Add a link in the comments, or send me a photo :)
November 20, 2012
Well it would seem that I have been incredible lazy and unproductive. Not True!!!
I have suffered the ultimate bloggers nightmare – no computer. My new iMac blew it’s LCD screen and the company that I purchased it through was very unhelpful (“Not happy Jan”). Apple themselves were unimpressed that my new iMac was stuffed but that unfortunately has not speeded up the process of getting it fixed.
It’s so depressing not being able to ‘do’ my normal online stuff.
I have been using my old iMac (7 y.o.) and believe when I say, it’s not coping too well. The internet drops out all the time. I can’t load photos. I quite often can’t access online sites like FB or JBS. Boo Hoo.
So I am being super optimistic and trying to upload a post today.
Wish me luck peeps!!!
July 26, 2012
Here at the Purple Paper House, we’re always looking for ways to avoid the boring and unnecessary parts of life;
Which is why this week, when I saw this totally wicked tutorial via Jellybean Scrappers, I joust had to have a go.
I enjoyed it SO much, I have now made four of them. I wonder how many I will make by the end of the week.
Cute aren’t they?
And here’s how I did it . . .
Stamp an image onto plain paper ready to adhere it to a roll of any description (I used the internal roll from my cash register docket) . . .
Stamp, then glue
Continue adhering paper
Apply glue to end of roll
Sand off the overhang
Neat edges – beautiful
Circles glued together
Apply glue to ends
Attach circles to the ends
And you’re done!
July 2, 2012
I just wanted to put up some photos of the classes I am running in the holidays.
The following pictures
are examples of the techniques we will use
in the Cardmaking Class.
Remember – each pupil chooses their own colours, stamps and theme for their work.
Blend & Flick Techniques
Blend & Stamp Techniques.jpg
Wrinkle Distress Technique.jpg