Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge

This is my piece for the Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations that is ongoing until Dec.5th where the theme is "notions" I stamped onto muslin using black paint and 8 different stamps of notions combined into a collage. I also stamped onto buttons with StazOn and added an Oxford Impressions photostamp on glossy paper from the Dressmaker plate. Why is it when you think of sewing, grandmother images come to mind? I suppose that's why I chose this vintage image to add to my fabric collage and maybe because my grandmother is a fantastic quilter my piece has a quilt-like appearance. After backing the muslin with thin batting, I machine-sewed it to the blue ticking fabric - yes my stitching is quite wonky - good thing this is a stamping piece and not a sewing piece lol! I wanted to pass along a tip I learned from an online class with Claudine Hellmuth for stamping with paint. A product that she has called Extra Time makes all the difference in the world when stamping with paint. For this entire piece I used a dime-sized bit of black paint with three times the amount of Extra Time mixed together then brayered out very thin onto a piece of waxed paper. Tap your stamp into the brayered paint just like you would tap it onto an ink pad and stamp. It's just that simple. The great thing about it is that the paint will dry slowly giving you plenty of time to stamp. In my piece I used 8 different stamps, even heat dried and masked one section, and didn't have to add any additional paint. If you've ever tried paint stamping before, you'll remember how fast it dries, how quickly you have to stamp, and how quickly you have to clean your stamp to be sure to get all the paint off. Adding in a little bit of Extra Time changes all of that.

Stamp credits: Oxford Impressions, Hero Arts, Prima, Paperbag Studios, Hot Off the Press, Stampendous, Studio G


Anonymous said...

I love it! I am going to have to try stamping buttons, thanks for sharing! What a great way to use all those plain buttons.

Shar said...

Sew pretty, Penny! Beautiful hanging!

Debbie K. said...

Simply delightful, Penny. Thanks for the tip about the painting. I'll have to try that:)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous art work. Its been so long since i did anything as creative as this but seeing your work has inspired me. I am going to add to follow.
I have two prize challenges posted today - one is this weeks spot prize challenge - mother& child theme and the other one is a papercrafts only challenge where EVERY entry wins with free images to use.I would love to see more entries so if you get chance please pop by and visit.
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Hugs June x

Anonymous said...

Ohhh it wont let me follow. i shall have to come back x

stampdiva said...

Hi Penny. Lost for words. You create the most amazing art, time after time. I'm a big fan of stamping with paint,I use acrylic extender which I suppose is the same type of product.
Evertyhing works so beautifully. Lynne x