So I got inspired to make this pendant because today I went to walmart and bought a few flower pots and a package of seeds to grow sunflowers! I thought they looked so pretty on the little packet especially because the colors of the flowers were yellow, reds and oranges! So I thought lets make a smiley sunflower and I will use the face of the Cowboy Kid Rubber Stamp, the face looked like it did smear a little bit, probably cause I should have waited to gloss it, but I couldn't resist!
So I finished glossing this pendant today and I think it came out great! This is on a bigger wood square so I was able to fit more of the image on it. You can really see the sparkle at this angle.
So I am 1 sale away from 50 sales on Etsy! I am so excited, so I have decided the next person who makes a purchase on Etsy making 50 sales will get a FREE stamp of their choice! Just put in the comments which FREE stamp you would like!
Oh I just finished 2 more 2 Cute Pendants! can't wait to post and share I love making them! I think I am going to be making pendants for my mom, sister, grandma and my boyfriend's mom and grandma for mother's day! :)
So I was thinking of a fun way to use 2 Cute Rubber Stamps and I came up with creating pendants. I had some wooden squares I had from a previous project so I thought why not stamp and paint them. I ran into a few problems:
1.When I painted the wood and then stamped on top and then added a layer of gloss the "ink" smeared.
2. I tried first stamping on the wood then let dry, then painted with some translucent glass paint but that semi smeared the ink and then once again smeared when I put the gloss on top
3. So then I bought a different ink pad, but I bought the wrong one I need to buy the starz on brand because that won't smear.
So after all the different testings I ended up just stamping with my original ink pad and using colored pencils to color the image instead of paint. I used crayola on the turtle pendant and I used prisma colors on the owl. I let the turtle ink dry over night and then I glossed where I just stamped the owl and let it dry for like and hour and then glossed. The owl seemed to bleed just a little when I glossed where the turtle seemed to be ok. I did also put some pearl x powder ontop to give it some sparkle but it didn't show up as much as I wanted though you can see it better if you look really close. I did find out I need to mix the pearl x powder with a certain medium so it will sparkle better. I am going to buy the starz on ink pad soon and do a test with that. I really like how these came out and can't wait to put bails on them and string and wear! Who knows I may start a 2 Cute Jewelry line. I also have some other ideas where I continue to crop the stamps in a unique way and also maybe even doing some hand drawn one of a kind pendants, perhaps even some abstract ones too!!!
So the past few days I have been searching for some consignment shops here in Southern IL, though most of the shops in Marion are clothing consignment shops. I did find a place in Murphysboro that I need to call tomorrow and find out what types of things they sell and see if my stamps would fit in. I also remembered Long Grove up where I use to live has little boutique and consignment shops, but after reading through the shops online, I didn't come across a place where I could sell my stamps. So right now I am stumped and not sure where else I can get my stamps seen!
Here is a sketch I came up with right around the time I came up with Cat-Knit. I really liked the cat so I decided to make the cat by the Eiffel Tower, at the time my co-worker loved France and Paris so she inspired me to create this design. I was thinking I may do a series with this cute cat. Let me know what you think of this sketch on the Rate My Sketches Page.
So I have this great idea to try out with all my stamps but I am using ink that smears when you paint over top of it! So I found this great article online that tells about all the different types of ink pads and what they are best for and so on. I loved it so much I thought I would share it with everyone! Here is the link http://www.monkeyhousehobby.com/guides/inkguide/
I just wanted to repost that the winner was picked on Sunday for the 2nd Challenge and posted on the Design Team blog! "Emma" was chosen at random by random.org! So congrats to Emma and if you could please send me your contact information so I can send you your FREE stamp! Here is Emma's card she made using Loli Hop!
I just wanted to let everyone know you can now purchase the "All About Friends" Cling Cushion rubber stamps on my Etsy Shop. So come and see Mermaid and Friends, Stingray Kids, Bear Cubs Friends, Arctic Friends and Manatee Friends.
I was just doing something thinking this morning before I woke up and I came up with a couple of questions to post for the week! So Today I am asking where does everyone purchase the majority of there rubber stamps from? Actual Store, Online- Etsy, Websites, Ebay, through Catalogs, Craft Shows. Maybe a bit of both?