Sunday, November 8, 2009


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.


Nitrocat said...

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

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.