Today I would like to share a picture of the stampbord necklace that I made just before Christmas. It features a Holly theme.
Stamps Used: Creative Expressions; Holly
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint, Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold, Irredescent Gold Fine
Ink Used; Tsukeneko Versafine in Onyx Black.
Stampbord in Domino sized Pieces.
These necklaces are such fun to make, the acrylic paints work beautifully on the surface and dry fast too. The Versafine ink dries perfectly over the Fluid Acrylic paint. I use a Crop A Dile to make the hole for the cord. The cord I’m using is 2mm cotton cord, it is made by Impex.
Adding a few layers of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) in clear, over the top of the paint, has given a superb sheen and really made the colours pop.
If you haven’t tried stampbord yet, do give it a try. It is one of those things that people are afraid of trying, but it is super easy to use. I highly recommend using the Versafine ink with it, as it is a really black, black ;) and dries superbly.
My top tip is to ink your stamp then lay the stamp on the desk, and take your piece of stampboard to the stamp. Really go for it, be brave, pounce and then press firmly to ensure the stampboard has full contact with the stamp. Hold the stamp down with one hand, grip the edges of the stampboard with your other hand and pull straight up. This avoids the chance of skidding your stampboard across the stamp and blurring your image.
You can colour stampboard with inks, pens, pencils as well as paints. Adding UTEE as a final layer will help seal in your work to protect it from scratching, but is an optional extra. If you haven’t got a heat tool and UTEE, try just stamping onto it. It’s great fun and a superb surface to ‘play’ on.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon