Wednesday, 27 April 2016

TAKE 5 Challenge Creating a gift jar

Not long now to get your challenge entries in. Here is another post from Diane Ingram. I have some great feedback about Diane's post with people asking me to make sure she does more for Oak House Studio.... Well I have always loved her input so will certainly ask her again.

Stamp and Stick

Sometimes a card just doesn’t seem enough, so I love to make little personalised gifts….and I love to incorporate vintage items. I had little piece of vintage braid which I thought would be great for a “Something Blue” project.  Oak House Studio Cobalt and Powder Blue pigment inks were a fantastic match so I decided to try making my own self-adhesive stickers to attach onto a very inexpensive candle. I have done this technique before but with dye inks. I must admit it has been sometime since I used pigment inks and I had forgotten how nice they can look. The opaque effect does have a different quality and works so well with a solid stamp like the elegant Mountain Ash stamp.

This really is a simple and easy project and sticky backed plastic is the only other item needed (the technique also works with clear packing tape or sellotape).
Cut a chunk suitable for the stamp
Crease a fold down the edge

Then peel back to the fold to reveal the sticky side (mostly static will hold the front – non sticky side - of the clear panel to your work surface but if you experience problems lightly dampen the work top with a wet wipe and this should hold it in place while you work).

Stamp the image onto the sticky side….don’t worry the plastic retains its stickiness! I inked my stamp with two blue colours plus white to create an ombrÄ“ effect…

WARNING! If you want to keep your white ink pad clean….ink this first…..if you work dark to light, the white pad will get contaminated…..DOH! guess who didn’t do this….lucky I was using an old pad !!!
Replace the backing over the image and cut round the image. The backing can then be removed and the image attached to your project.

I repeated this step with the fantastic little stitched stamp from Oak House ….I love this stamp it’s one of those useful additions that can add that all important finishing touch….plus its bang on trend at the moment.

As a finishing touch I made a matching tag.
I now have several more projects I want to explore with this technique, if you get time do hop over to my blog to see more “blue” projects. I would love you to leave a message and any helpful hints, tips and suggestions….and I look forward to seeing your “something blue” projects.
Happy Crafting, Love Diane


Elaine said...

Love this project with the Triple Sky Blues. Such a simple idea but so effective and just with an ink pad!

Anonymous said...

What a fab idea and a lovely gift idea too x the inks really show well on something I would never have thought of stamping on before x another play to add to my to do list x

Crafty Humphreys said...

Lovely project. Beautiful colours and great use of the sticky back plastic. Suz (Surrey Crafts).

Tracey said...

Gorgeous project and a wonderful way to use OHS products