Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Let Leonie loose - stampbord

Morning crafters

I've been meaning to post on my blog, but time has run away with me as usual!

Last weeks LLL show id picked some cool stamps and stencils to work with the indigo blu - together with stampbord. If you haven't tried stampbord yet, give it a go. It's a cool product. It has a lovely smooth surface, beautiful for stamping on - but there's so many possibilities.

I wanted to run through a simple wall hanging for you.

I started with 3 pieces of the stampbord, distress inks and a pocky tool. I put holes in the stampbord with the tool, but a crop a dile works really well

Using the inks and cut n dry, blend the ink onto the bords


The ink blends easily. Now, using a permanent ink pad, stamp the floral stamp on two of your bords, I wanted the image to sit at the top of one bord, and the bottom of the next


I added some extra texture with a stencil and the distress ink, and popped them into position so I can see how they will sit when complete



I then stamped the sentiment image on the 3rd bord


I wanted the middle section to have a glazed finish, so covered the whole piece with versamark and clear UTEE.



Glue them together, making sure the bord with the holes is at the top. I used cosmic shimmer glue to stick them. To finish I added white highlights with the scraper tool, by simply scratching off the ink and taking it back to the white of the bord. 

I then added a wire handle to hang my piece




Kinda happy with it!!

Okay, let's get cracking on today's show 😀

13 comments:

Jackie Durrant said...

Thanks for the tutorial Leonie makes a very nice project. Best wishes Jackie x

Elaine Phillips said...

Fabulous. Gutted I missed recording the shows as learn so much every week. Can't wait for your launch shows tonight too. You are so at home at Hochanda and has been my channel of choice since they launched.

Sharon Edwards said...

It looks great how big are the stamp boards as I have some from years ago and did not know how to use the. Xxx a mixed pack of small squares and rectangles dominoe size and a bit bigger.

nancyd said...

Hi Leonie, a fab little project have some must get them out.
Nancyd xx

Deborah ShireGardener said...

You are so full of inspirational ideas that are fun to do and develop.
~~~Deborah

hollyberry said...

Thought that this was lovely when you demoed last week. Loving your shows and can't wait for tonights launch.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Leonie, Absolutely gorgeous !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

That is fab Leonie. Loving your show as always. You always make me smile with your giggling wit and you always fill your shows with lots of fab tips & tricks. Thanks so much. Linda

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

That is fab Leonie. Loving your show as always. You always make me smile with your giggling wit and you always fill your shows with lots of fab tips & tricks. Thanks so much. Linda

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Leonie, love the colours and that floral stamp! I do love triple embossing!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jan Sharp said...

Lovely project. I'm going to have a go at something similar. Thank you for all your clever ideas. I'd never heard of stampbord!! I have all your shows recorded so I can go back and have a go at some of the techniques. I'm learning such a lot!! Love Jan x

Elaine said...

I need some stamp board - fabulous x

carol edwards said...

Thanks Leoni for ideas with stamp board. I have some and have a go with it sometimes, it is great to work with. Enjoyed your new stamp range tonight. Very talented drawing all of them x