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.