Wednesday, 26 March 2014

This is what awesome looks like by Petra

I just love this word scraplet, how could you not?
I combined it with one of the cute parrot that I embossed in different colors. Easy peasy. Hope you like it.

I stamped all over the page with my camera icon circle stamp and some on another piece of paper too which I then cut out and mounted on 3D foam.

I used this stamp negative with my Stampmaker:

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Mr & Mrs - The perfect wedding gift. Make these fabulous letters using your stamp maker kit

This weekend i got crafting and made these lovely black and white letters for my friends wedding.  These are unique in every way because the printed design was designed by me and then made in to a stamp using the Photocentric Stampmaker kit.

Materials i used
1.Cardboard letters from Hobby Craft
2. Black and white ribbon set
3. Black acrylic paint
4. White acrylic paint
5. embellishments -pink and blue felt butterflies from hobby craft
6. White & black embossing powders - WOW embossing.
7. Heat Gun
8. Clear Versamark ink pad

How to Make
  • Design your pattern on the PC. I used corel draw and watched alot of you tube videos to teach myself how to design.
  • When ready print your design using the inkjet film that comes in the kit. Here is what my negative looked like.

  •  I then made the stamp following the instructions in my kit. For a brief idea of how this is done -Position the negative in the clamp with the imagepac sachets. Expose under the UV light for 6 secs on one side and then flip it over and expose for a furher 1.40. Cut around the edges and peel of the backing. Wsh remaining liquid in sink using warm soapy water. Put in water tray back under the light for a further 3 mins to harden and then let dry. Here is what my stamps looked like.

  • Paint your cardboard letters using the acrylic paints. You can of course choose different colours
  •  Whilst they are drying get your other materials ready, embossing powders, versa mark, heat gun. 
  • Stamp your design over your letters using the versa mark ink pad and then cover with embossing powder. Heat the embossing powder using your heat gun and watch it change in to crisp white. Or if using different colours watch them change under the heat. Be careful not to over heat and always do a practice run to test what look it will achieve.
  • Finally after you have finished stamping decorate the remaining letters with embellishments of your choice.  
srand back and admire your work. 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Photograph Stamp

Hun fun and create some wonderful personalised kits for your friends and family. Using the Photocentric Imagepac Stampmaker kit i got creative making a photo in to a stamp. 

First choose your photo. For my little tester project i used a black and white picture of my friends little girl called BROOKE. Isn't she a cutie :-)

I then converted the image in to a negative and printed it out on to my inkjet film that comes in the kit. I used Corel Photo Paint to do this. If your not familar with any designing programme then the best way to learn is to watch you tube videos or read the internet. There is so many help guides out there. This is how i learnt. It takes time but very rewarding when you do finally get to know it.  For a video on how to print a negative please visit Here's what it came out like

Using the stampmaker kit i made an A7 stamp from the negative. Picture below.. The kit is extremely easy to use and comes with full instructions. You can make a stamp in just 5 mins......WOW amazing.

And here is the final touches and by far the best and stamp. I stamped just on to white cotton fabric for a test but i plan to make a little keepsake cushion as a gift for my friend. The ink i used was stazon because this stamps best on to fabric.  Now it's over to you.........come on guys lets see what photos you can stamp with.

                                                       X CHARLENE SLAVEN X