Hey crafters! I’m back with another project for Purple Onion Designs, who are still having their sale with 20% off all stamps. Today I want to introduce you to some brand new stamps from the “’twas the night before christmas” collection. Everyone, meet Nora & Butter 🙂
The great thing about the Purple Onion Designs stamps is that you can buy them all separately. You grab only the designs you like (but honestly, what’s not to like about any of them!), and you can combine them in a myriad o ways. Especially the stamps designed by Stacey Yakula go together well – that means you can reuse the stamps you’ve bought in the past years and pair them up with the new ones.
As for the background: I stumbled across the Tim Holz Spritzer tool when I was cleaning my craft space, and realized I hadn’t used it in ages, but it used to be all the rage. Now, I feel this tool gives you so much bang for your buck: you can use it with your Distress/Tombow Markers, with your Copics and probably many other wet medium pens. With some experimenting, it’s very easy to figure out just how to hold it and how to create spritz-patterns that you like. For a very subtle, soft background it’s the perfect tool.
Because I also get asked a lot about how the red rubber stamps stick to an acrylic block: if you don’t want to mount them on foam (I don’t anymore because it just makes the stamps thick and harder to store), you’ll need some Tack n Peel. This is thick, adhesive sheet that you permanently attach to an acrylic block. I personally have two dedicated acrylic blocks in different sizes which I’ve covered with Tack n Peel on one side. When you use it, you peel of the plastic sheet that covers the Tack n Peel, attach your stamp, and when you’re done you cover the Tack n Peel again with the plastic sheet to keep it clean. When it gets messy (which will happen over time) just rinse it under warm water, and you can gently rub dirt off it with some regular soap. Let it dry, and it’s as sticky as it ever was. Magical stuff, I’m telling you!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!