…shine a bright light close to the machine!
I’ve print and cut successfully on vellum many times in the past but last night was the first time I tried to do it late at night. I don’t understand the mechanics in any real technical way, but looking at the machine try and fail to recognize the registration marks multiple times, I wondered if the machine’s optical reader had a hard time “finding” the black registration marks because the light in my craft room is not very bright at night. One bright light and voila, problem solved!
I finally got the Studio Calico Disney-themed Smalls castle stamp and have been playing with it non-stop. The Disney-love is intense in my circle so this set is going to get a ton of use. Two small experiments below with a Hero arts’ ombré ink pad and some foiling.
… Also known as, do I really need the new Minc foiling machine? I love the idea of foiling my stamped images and can’t wait for the fine emboss powder to arrive today. Thank you Amazon!
When I first saw this flower stamp months ago, I couldn’t justify spending 25+ dollars for a kit when I only liked the stamp. When Studio Calico recently released a similar stamp set, I got it straight away.
I embossed the stamp on watercolor paper and outlinesd the image in various Tim Holtz distress markers. Instead of using a water color brush, I blended the colors using a Wink of Stella brush pen. The end result was amazing and really brought out the delicacy of the various colors.