My first attempt.........

Caught up with a family friend on Wednesday who also happens to own 'Little Bits' in Keysborough. A little shop full to the brim of all stamping and scrapbooking supplies. As I normally do neither of these crafts, it was all very new to me and each item Leslie introduced me to was met with lots of Oooh's & Aaahhh's. I could of (1) spent an fortune and (2) wasted many hours checking out every nook and cranny of this delightful little shop. So these were my purchases.........

Leslie didn't have any carving tools in stock (they are on order) so I just purchased ready made stamps to have a play with. The ink I am trying firstly is Versacraft, a fabric ink which needs to be heat set to cure.

Here are the first samples of my stamping on twill.....

I think the main thing to do is practice lots before using for good fabric or twill. I found it hard to get the same result with each stamp. Still trying to work out the correct pressure to apply. Also you need to get spacing etc spot on.

I did prefer using the clear photopolymer stamps that you mount on a clear block to the traditional rubber stamp. They were much easy to see placement on the tape and also that you have even coverage of ink on the stamp.

I can't wait till I get the tools to have a go at carving my own stamps. Will keep you informed! A more detailed post will be available soon in the newsletter including links to suppliers and tutorials. I will also be giving away a Two Cheese Please stamping kit. In the meantime if you are looking for a fantastic supplier of all things stamping try Leslie at "Little Bits"

6 comments:

Rie said...

Are you going to carve your own stamps - Brilliant - I'm trying to do the same myself, I'm just having trouble finding a blank stamp rubber block. Can you recommend anywhere to buy one?

jane l said...

hi there,ive seen stamped twill...your owls are cute...however i have never seen a finished product using the twill, whats the most popular project its used with?

Jodie said...

Rie,
Yes, the blocks are hard to find try these couple of links:

http://twocheeseplease.livejournal.com/20497.html - this link lists suppliers of stamping supplies & also check out her etsy store for the stamping kits.

http://www.littlebits.com.au/ - I know Leslie is getting them in stock as she is also getting them for me. I will be listing some blocks and tools on the Haby G site but if you are looking for kits & Instructions - best try two cheese please.

Jane,
Twill can be used for anything - I have purchased this twill & plan to stamp it for Poss Bloss on Aprons instead of Bias. Use it on bags, as a trim on kids clothes and I love stamped twill on softies.

Rie said...

Thanks Jodie, I might sit on my hands for a couple of weeks and see what you list in your store! I love peruse 2cheese for fun in the meanwhile!

hannah said...

ooh that little owl is cute as can be!

Mee a Bee said...

Hi ! I found some good tips on Moonstitches blog, especially about ironing to make the stamped images wash-fast. I have washed one of mine (inside a bag) three times and it still looks great. I can't find the exact link: http://moonstitches.typepad.com/moonstitches/