Oct 26, 2010

Projects from Halloween past - #2

I really should have titled this one "Kissing" it probably would have peaked more interest.  Do y'all know what kissing is?  No, not the lip-locking kind, silly!  I'm talking about the stamping term kissing.

Kissing is a really interesting technique that you can use to add a little more interest to your stamping designs.  Now, before I go any further I need to let you know I'm not a big stamper.  I have stamps and ink but I really don't do much with them.  However, I have found a few tricks that I really like and one of them is kissing.  On the layout below you can see a little bit of what I'm talking about in the "U.R." and in the pumpkins.  See the circle designs?  Those were "kissed" onto another stamp.

Here's what you do:

1- Select two stamps that you like.  It is best if one is a details stamp and the other has larger, solid surfaces.

2- Take the stamp that has the larger solid surface and apply ink to it.

3- Before you stamp the larger stamp to paper, take the detailed stamp and stamp it - or kiss it - to the inked stamp.  What this does is it removes the ink in the form of a pattern from the other stamps which in turn leaves a new design.

4- Now take the large, solid surface stamp and stamp it to paper. 

The end result will produce a cool design without having to buy more stamps.

Groovy, right?!