…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!
Inked is the first Studio Calico class I’ve ever signed up for. I’ve been very diligent at COLLECTING stamps, but pretty terrible at using them in my projects. When this class came around, I was sold.
The class itself was pretty good. The techniques weren’t entirely new to me but Studio Calico’s design team has such a distinctive style and it was fun seeing the Studio Calico creative process. I also loved the stamp kit.
The class schedule included:
Week 1 | July 1st – 5th
01 | stamping on patterned paper
02| using glitter or glossy accents to accent a stamped image
03 | using stamp markers
04 | colorful stamped accents
05 | tweaking the shape of a stamp
Week 2 | July 8th – 12th
06 | heat embossed stamping
07 | watercolor stamped accents
08 | ombre stamping
09 | chalkboard effect
10 | using a stamp as a template for stitching
Week 3 | July 15th – 19th
11 | resist
12 | watercolored images
13 | text style stamps in journaling
14 | stamping on transparencies and layering over other images
15 | layered stamping
Week 4 | July 22nd – 26th
16 | creating patterns with a small stamp
17 | kissing
18 | digi stamping basics
19 | masking
20 | adding texture with stamps and gesso
The card below follows instructions from the sixth class and literally incorporates every single one of my favorite products from the crafty products I purchased in July. I can’t wait until my mom comes and we can go over some more techniques together.
I love the swoopiness of Ali Edward’s handwriting (spell-check needs to add swoopiness as a word!). I need to learn how to prevent crinkling when using the heat gun to emboss on vellum. Open to any tips!