Stamp It Out!

There are many different techniques in stamping, and here we have given you links to 7 videos from Docrafts which will introduce you to some basics and show you some great tips to try!

We start with a Beginners Guide to Stamping, which shows you the basic steps in stamping and tips and techniques to get your first stamping image.

An Introduction to Stamping with Clear Stamps goes into a bit more detail on using these easy to use and easy to store fun stamps!

With so many inks available, The Right Inkpad for the Job gives you a guide to the different types and what they are suitable for.

Stamps and Pressure shows the different results you can get by applying different pressures.

If you want to combine two stamps to appear as one image, Rubber Stamp Masking shows you how easy it is!

Have you ever had alignment issues? Lettering Placement gives you great tips to make sure you never run out of space on your card again!

And finally, From Stamp to Decoupage turns a stamped image into a 3D decoupage work of art!

We have a wide range of stamps and inks in store, so why not put your own personal stamp on your Christmas cards and decorations this year?! Call us on 00 353 49 9527424, or message on Facebook if you want to check our stock.

 

 

 

 

 

Decoupage Made Easy!

No Measuring, No Glueing, No Fuss!

Here is a really easy and mess free option if you want to decoupage heavy paper onto MDF letters. Aileen, from our craft shop, has been a clever little thing (as usual!) and took some step by step pictures to show us how to create delightful decoupage without adhesive.

Step 1. Wrap cling film loosely around the letter, so that it does not slip off. Don’t worry about it being smooth.

Step 1. Wrap cling film loosely around the letter, so that it does not slip off. Don’t worry about it being smooth.

Step 2. Place paper on top of cling film and iron on using a hot iron for about 10 seconds.

Step 2. Place paper on top of cling film and iron on using a hot iron for about 10 seconds.

Step 3. Roughly trim off the excess paper.

Step 3. Roughly trim off the excess paper.

Step 4. Smooth off the edges using sandpaper or emery board.

Step 4. Smooth off the edges using sandpaper or emery board.

Step 5. Distress the edges with the medium of your choice. We used Gentle Blends from Pinflair.

Step 5. Distress the edges with the medium of your choice. We used Gentle Blends from Pinflair.

That’s it! Have a go and see what you can create, and let us know how you get on!

Decoupage made easy