Thursday, 15 November 2012

Christmas Decoration using Decorative Diamond stamp.

I posted photos of this a week or so ago on facebook. I have to admit I am on facebook much more than my blog, how naughty am I. It would seem I am too chatty for twitter and too lazy for blogland. I promised I would write up the directions for this and it has taken me some time to make another and take the photos. I wish you could all just drop down the studio then you could pull up a chair and have a brew whilst I told you all about it. If anyone is in the area I have an open day at the studio on the 25th November 11 til 3pm and will be doing free make and takes.
 Please call in for mince pies and mulled wine.

Stamp and emboss 25 decorative diamonds.
I used versamark and silver detail powder.
You can squeeze them in quite nicely.
Cut out all the diamonds, No extra bits needed with this design.
start by working on sets of 4 pieces.
Fold THREE of the pieces down the centre line with a valley fold.
The fourth piece is left flat.
Apply glue to one half of one diamond.
I have used PVA glue to give me plenty of time to get a good alignment.
Use this to attach the next folded piece.
 Then add the third folded piece in the same way.
One all three folded pieces are glued together, glue the flat piece across the back
Take time get this set of four lined up as carefully as possible.
Repeat until you have 5 sets of 4 . You should have 5 bit left over.
Now use a spare piece of paper as a base to glue these all together.
I have used a 2inch circle punch but it will be hidden so that is not essential
 and I probably wouldn't have bothered it I wasn't taking photos for you guys.
Glue your first set with the broadest point as close to the centre of the circle as you can.
Gradually add all 5 sets you have made to create a circle.
I have used the final 5 diamonds to cleverly cover the back
 and somehow can't find the photos of that bit so part two will be tomorrow 


Elaine said...

Looks stunning and so easy to do. Thanks for the tutorial..... off to make a star!!

Zoe said...

Fab tutorial, great project xxx

Barb King said...

That is really pretty, and the metallic is striking with the blue.

Hazel said...

i love this stamp their is so much that can be made with it.