Highlander Celtic Stamps is one of the featured companies in this month’s issue of RubberStampMadness – look for a copy in your local book or craft store or subscribe via our web site on the Special Offers page. RubberStampMadness is always filled with wonderful examples, tips and techniques and is exclusively devoted to stamping.
Our new Faerie Village rubber stamps are designed in scale with each other so that you can create scenes. The artist, Amaji Fox, and I are already planning another group of images that will also work with these new stamps giving stampers even more options. Look for the next Faerie Village group in the fall, 2012.
When creating scenes it is often necessary to mask some images. The current issue of RubberStampMadness magazine has an article on masking as well, with very detailed, delightful scenes depicted.
Here is a masking technique using Highlander Celtic Stamps
Masking is quite easy and allows you to make much more complex images. All you need are some Post-It™ Notes or repositionable glue stick, scrap paper and small, detail scissors. A stamp positioner is a nice addition to your tool kit, too.
First create test stampings on scrap paper so you can get an idea of the scene you want to create. I always have some precut scrap paper ready for this purpose which helps me plan the image for the final size I want it to be. Here you can see my test with no masking used.
Now that you know what image will be in front, stamp that image on a Post-It™ or scrap paper and carefully cut it out with the detail scissors. Using your test scene as a guide stamp the front image and stick the cut out mask on top of it.
Put a piece of scrap paper in the stamp positioner and stamp the Corgi. Use this paper to align the dog to the desired position beneath the faerie.
(The stamp postioner is really handy for wood mounted stamps, yet often not needed when using unmmounted stamps with the clear acrylic block system)
Mask the Corgi and continue adding images, if you like. Remove the masks, color and assemble card.
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