Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Stamping Using Basic School Supplies

Today I am the Featured Designer over on the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog and have been asked to create a tutorial for the week.  So I decided to pull out some the extra school supplies I happen to have around the house and had some fun.

Stamping Using Basic School Supplies


Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company Lesson Learned
Rose Art Colored Pencils
Mini Composition Books
Mini Note Books
Bookmarks & Bookmark Inserts
Die Cuts With a View Designer Paper
Mono Adhesive
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Brushed Corduroy
White Gel Pen

Why should the kids get all of the new stuff during the Back To School sales?  Every year, while buying for my two kids, I always try to make sure "mom" gets something new too - especially new colored pencils.  So pull up a chair, or a desk, and let's see how some basic back to school supplies can make great gifts.  Let's get started.

Start by stamping your selected images in memento black.

Using the Rose Art Colored Pencils, color stamped images; adding additional "coats", or layers, of color as needed.

Once you are finished with your coloring, lightly stipple Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink around the edges of the bookmark until you are satisfied with the color layer.  Lightly stipple Wild Honey ink over the top of entire stamped bookmark to "age" a bit.
Slide completed bookmarks into plastic inserts and trim before adding a small amount of ribbon at the top making sure to tie the ribbon off into a knot.

Take mini composition books and lay them out on the backside of the DCWV designer paper, trace and cut to size before adhering to the outsides of the books using scor-tape.

Take some of the colored images, cut them out and adhere using mono adhesive to the outsides of the covered composition books.  Using a white gel pen, write "passwords" onto the chalkboard images.

Next, take one of the mini notebooks, lay out onto the remaining designer paper and adhere using the scor-tape.

Take a strip of ribbon and staple to both sides of your notebook.

Once stapled, tie ribbon ends into a bow and trim.

Take remaining colored images, cut them out and adhere using mono adhesive.

Using a white gel pen, write "notes" just above the ribbon.

Here's all of the completed projects together.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and received some inspiration.  So hit those sale and clearance aisles, or the dollar stores, to pick up your own set of back to school stamping supplies.  Why should the kids have all of the fun? ;)

No comments:

Post a Comment