Today's post will be the second in a series featuring the talented artists and products I discovered recently at the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival.
To read the first post in this series about Totally Tiffany CLICK HERE.
If Mr. Super Stamp Girl should wonder why we have no money for groceries this month, I'm not gonna lie. Well, maybe just a little. . .
I will just have to tell him that I made a contribution to Lisa.
I won't mention how significant of a contribution it was, or, that
Lisa Yang is the owner of Local King Rubber Stamp!
She's probably on vacation in Tahiti right now sipping mai tai's on MY dime. . .
Each year at the stamp show I seem to find one new company that really WOW's me and this year it was Local King Rubber Stamp.
Perhaps it was Lisa's "Look! Pretty! No skill required! You try!" schpiel that lured me in. . .
There are only two tricks to these stamps:
1. Light, medium and dark waterbased markers
2. Semi-gloss paper
First you color the entire stamp in a light waterbased marker. It has to be waterbased - this will not work with alcohol ink markers such as Copics or Spectrum Noir. I used my Stampin' UP! markers, but you can use Marvy, Crayola, etc. Then, randomly add splashes of color with your medium colored marker and then the dark marker. For extra effect, add a few random dots of black marker prior to stamping. Then stamp!
So then I meandered over to the make-n-take table to see if I could do this "no skill required" coloring and stamping for myself.
How are these stamps different than stamps you already own? These stamps have no outline and in fact, you are coloring in the negative of each stamp.
Notice the white lines between the turtle shell in the photo below?
Soooo. . . the bad news?
These stamps are specific to their technique and you will find that you will not get the same effect from stamps you already own.
The good news? Yay! More beautiful stuff!
I loved them! And, from there it all went downhill faster than you can say Visa!
I'm living proof that there really IS no skill required with these stamps to produce beautifully colored glossy images in little time. Look! No skill! You try!
Here are all the stamps (and coordinating dies) that I purchased that day:
Great news for those of you that live close by!
I will be offering a techniques in September using these beautiful stamps.
See my class schedule for upcoming events!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!