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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Techique school at stamps and stencils

Hello there! Well I hope you're sitting tight for a technique post today - the new challenge at stamps and stencils is Technique School! Here's what Autumn has to say...

 Technique School - This month we want you to play teacher and share a favorite process or new experiment.  Document your findings with at least one process photo.  We can't wait to see your technique tutorials and new ideas!  Remember to use stamps or stencils or both! 



Well I can't wait to see what my teamies have done! You can check it out here.  They are super talented ladies  - I for my part have gone for an oldie but a goodie - using fusible film and fibre. I used it to make the flowers in this project....


Here's what I did .... first I gathered my supplies ....


Stamps - this time from paperartsy - any rubber stamps are suitable for this technique and some clear stamps too - Clarity for sure - I have also used imagination crafts stamps with this technique but I would be cautious with other clear stamp varieties!  I also have here fusible film, angelina fibres and a bag where I collect cut off waste that can be used in the 'sandwich'. More of that soon. I also have a craft iron which I switch on to heat up.


If you overlay your film on the stamp you want to use and make sure you cut it twice the length of the stamp. You can then fold it over to make the bread of the sandwich.


In between the sandwich add some angelina fibres - not too much but enough to make a filling.


With your stamps lying down on a heat proof mat ink them up with archival ink.


Add the sandwich over the inked stamp .....


Overlay with baking parchment and run over with the craft iron....


On removal of the paper the stamps with film and fibre should look like this.


and peeled off the film and fibre should look like this.


Having fussy cut my flowers I then went on to make my card...


The background is made using distress oxides - a nice contrast to the shimmer of the flowers. I also used a TH stencil in the background too.


A final view!

I hope you have enjoyed my lesson! Can't wait to see what my teamies have been up to!


Hugs

Rachel x

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely effect the angelina fibres give to the flowers....they look amazing against your lovely oxide background.....xxxx

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  2. This is fabulous, not used my angelina fibres for a while and just adore how yours look.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. This is such a great reminder of all the film and fibres I have had stashed away for years now - I love how the flowers turned out, they are beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. How cool! great technique Rachel! And a gorgeous card design. Hugs, Autumn

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  5. A gorgeous card Rachel.xxx

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  6. This is gorgeous Rachel, your flowers are beautiful - I've never used fusible film, it looks fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  7. This is fabulous Rachel, a great tutorial too.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  8. My goodness Rachel what an amazing tutorial, thanks for it. A wonderful card with a fabulous image and colours, I've never seen this technique before, brilliant design, Kate x

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  9. Oh I remember something similar from many, many years ago, great to revisit it again! The effect you achieved looks amazing, a gorgeous card!!!

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  10. An amazing tutorial, thank you for that, I'll have to try it sometime. Gorgeous makes, love them all. Big Hugs Marlene.

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  11. Great turorial and love the resulting card -pity I didn't wait to blog my junk journal!
    Carol x

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  12. Well, you say it's an oldie, but I've certainly never done it (but then I still consider myself a bit of a newbie at this stuff, so maybe I missed it the first time around!)... The foxgloves look fabulous - what a glorious card!
    Alison x

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  13. Beautiful card Rachel, the foxgloves look stunning ! I remember using this technique and not quite grasping that clear stamps melt when heat is spplied to them..lol...Sue C x

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  14. That's a fabulous technique and your resulting flowers are gorgeous. I do have a few red rubber stamps so I'm adding this to my try it out list. Thank you for your step by step tutorial. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Is that ever cool. I found some iridescent fusible film at the quilting store and bought it but really did not know what I could use it for - thanks to you, now I know.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  16. What an interesting technique with beautiful results!

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