Thursday, July 27, 2017

Technique of the Week: "Score" with Solid Stamps by Marj Marion

This technique was shared with me by Sue Moffat, former staff member and a great friend of Art ’n Soul and me!  Thanks, Sue, for letting me share it in our weekly email and on our blog.

Supplies:  Nice, smooth card stock, a Score Board Tool, solid style rubber stamps, Distress Oxide Inks and assorted embossing powders and bling.

by Marj Marion

Step 1.  Place your cardstock in a scoring tool (I like the Martha Stewart ones, either large or small). 

For this first sample, I chose to score every 3/4”……both horizontally and vertically.

Step 2.  Place your scored cardstock in your MISTI with the score lines that are “depressed” facing up. Position your solid stamp in one corner, and ink up with desired Oxide ink. Press somewhat firmly to transfer the ink, but not TOO hard. You want the ink to show in the resulting raised “squares” between your score lines, but if you press too hard, the ink will sink down into the depressed score lines, and you want these score lines to remain un-inked.

Step 3.  Repeat the stamping if you need more ink for a complete image; don’t press harder, just add more ink. Then, clean the stamp, and repeatedly reposition it so you cover the entire scored card stock panel with stamped images. It’s fun to use a wide variety of inks, and use your creativity in selecting your colors.

Step 4.  Trim your panel to fit your desired card size, and stamp a message in coordinating ink if you want a message on your card. Mount your decorated panel to a coordinating colored panel, and then to your card, add your message, and a ribbon if desired. You will love the silk ribbons at Art ’n Soul because you can add a bow without a lot of bulk.

I used Magenta 07.700 G —“Life is Art” and Magenta C 42.111K—Solid Roses in this first card.

Step 5.  You can vary this technique by scoring your paper with different widths……and make even or uneven measurements between your score lines.

by Marj Marion

This card shows uneven scoring, with Magenta CL 0354 I —flower, and Magenta 21.036 B—Bubble for the circle over-stamped in the middle of the flowers. All inks were Distress Oxide. The small pink dots were made by pressing the end of a poker tool in ink, and “stamping” with it. If you ink your stamps well, you can do this technique without a MISTI…..just apply lots of ink from a well inked pad, and press with medium pressure.

by Marj Marion

Step 6. The above example shows a 3/4” even scoring pattern,  Magenta 85.012 K —Solid flower with Abandoned Coral Oxide ink, embossed with clear powder. I added black sparkle sticker paper die cut with Hero Arts DC 151 Stamp and Cut, and stars cut with a hand held punch.  A double bow of twine adds more interest.

by Marj Marion

Step 7. My last sample shows 1”  even scoring, with Magenta 41.073 J—Branch Silhouette.  I used Twisted Citron Oxide ink and embossed with Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder.  The little flower stamp is Magenta C 0616 B, stamped with assorted Oxide inks.

Have fun with this technique, and bring in your creations to show us!

What's New at Art 'n Soul

Pam's mini class is almost here!!

Sunday, July 30th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. "MINI CLASS - CHRISTMAS IN JULY” – Pam Nelson $5 cash or store credit

by Pam Nelson

Do you want to get an early start on your holiday cards? Drop by the store any time between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to make this fun card featuring a new die from Memory Box’s holiday release. Pam will show you how to use two colors of glitter to make a shiny, yet easy, card. Please bring your double sided adhesive and fine tip glue applicator, if you have them.
We will be opening the Memory Box/Poppy catalog in conjunction with this class! The newest collection from Memory Box and Poppy is Holiday and Christmas, and there are some beautiful new dies that you are going to love!

Ranger is finally shipping our first order of the Tim Holtz platforms! They are in New Jersey, so it will be about a week before we receive them, and we are so excited to finally get these into our hands. Unfortunately we have sold all of the initial ones we ordered, but we will be ordering more. If you don't have to have it immediately, please order through us.
We also want to thank all of you who have ordered the platforms and other new items through us. We know that some people may have been able to get them faster from an online company. We can't compete with them, and really appreciate your loyalty and patience more than you know. You keep us going!

Rubber Moon will be here on Monday and Tuesday!

There are still some spots left in Kae Pea's classes. Come by and see the samples in person and sign up, or sign up by phone with your credit card.

Monday, July 31st, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. "STENCIL pARTy!" – Kae Pea of Rubbermoon $50
Photo is not necessarily exact creation you will make, but is representative of techniques you will use.

by Kae Pea

Explore a myriad of stencil, stamp and mixed media techniques to create awesome journal pages and canvas or paper paintings. We will create numerous pages and one 8 x 10 canvas. NEW CLASS! 

Monday, July 31st, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. "ART ON THE BLOCK" – Kae Pea of Rubbermoon $50
Photo is not necessarily exact creation you will make, but is representative of techniques you will use.
by Kae Pea
In this super fun class we will create some wonderful pieces of art using wood blocks as a substrate. Not only will we be using recycled Materials, We will be playing with a variety of Mediums, Including paper collage, acrylic paint, Gesso, inks and Stamps. This class will give you the knowledge and tons of inspiring ideas for future projects too!

Tuesday, August 1st, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. "LET’S PAINT THE TOWN" – Kae Pea of Rubbermoon $65
Photo is not necessarily exact creation you will make, but is representative of techniques you will use.
by Kae Pea

by Kae Pea
In this awesome class we will use stamps, magazine pages and gel prints to create amazing collaged cityscapes full of whimsy and wonder. We will work on flat panel or board to create an 8 x10 piece. NEW CLASS
Student supplies for Rubbermoon classes: Basic kit including scissors and pencil; Paintbrushes (recommend brushes that are good for mixed media #6 or#8 round and #12 or #14 bright); Tim Holtz collage brush 1.25"; Brayer; Black and/or Grey Archival ink pad; a few colors of acrylic paints* (student grade tube acrylics such as Liquitex basics, NOT Fluid or high flow); a few Pan Pastels*; a few colors of radiant watercolor concentrates*; A couple of black Micron Pens (.02 recommended); Black Sharpie fine; paper towels; baby wipes; water spray bottle. *note: Kae Pea will be bringing items to share, but it helps if each student has a few of their own to cut down on sharing time and also so that you have your favorite colors to use.

Don't forget that next weekend, August 5th and August 6th are the next Recycled Rubber weekend! The last day to bring things in for the sale is Wednesday, August 2nd. We have a link at the top of this blog for our Recycled Rubber guidelines if you are interested in bringing things in for the sale, and have not done so before.
We have heard that someone is going to bring in some card racks, and also House Mouse stamps. We are amazed at how much has already been brought in. It's going to be a big one, so don't miss it!

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