Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ray


I carved this layered stamp just for fun. I think I got some of that bad PZ, though, because I couldn't get a good stamping. I even recarved a time or two. In the end, I kind of like the "staticy" look that Ray has. It's kind of like seeing him on an old T.V.

I knew I wanted Ray to have a black and white background, and I initially planned on using a napkin for the background. Yiker told me about this neat technique, and I wanted to give it a try. First, I stripped the napkins down to just one layer. Then I laid out my 2.5" x 3.5" pieces of cardstock on a large piece of paper. Saran wrap formed the next layer. This is the glue that holds the napkin to the cards. Finally, I put the napkin on top, completely covering the saran wrap, covered it all with another sheet of paper, and ironed the napkin onto the cards. I checked periodically to make sure the saran wrap melted. Finally, I let everything cool down, and then I cut my cards out. I've posted a picture below.

Although I haven't used these cards yet, I think they're really neat. If anyone wants them, let me know.

2 comments:

Nitrocat said...

Love it! The napkin technique will have to go on my "must try" list.
Glad to see you posting again!
S

Anonymous said...

Wow! Ray is wonderful!
The instructions for those cards sound interesting, going to try that. I remember doing something similar long ago with napkins on objects, so should be a snap, right? ha. Will see.
Thanks,
OD