Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Stamp and mask tutorial

Good morning crafters. Stunning morning walk today, look at this

I adore a misty morning, still water and that big wonderful sun. Add 3 happy dogs to the mix, and we have a very peaceful yet inspirational start to the day. It makes your soul smile.

Now, a massive thank you for everyone who watched, emailed and actually liked my first product launch. I'm both thrilled and utterly relieved. I had no idea how it would be received - so imagine my delight when the stamps sold out twice!! Phew.

I demoed using mdf, but thought I'd pop a tutorial here for you as well.

We begin, with a heart

I used white gesso, and then added ink. I used the crafters companion repositionable adhesive to stick the mask down

I then started pattern building. Allow the stamps to "fall" off the end of the mdf piece

I worked down the left hand side first with the swirls, and then started bringing the design into the centre

I love using the line stamp on the edge of the mask, it looks so effective

I then brought in the open hearts, extending the design to the right of the mdf, and up to the top 

The branch is a great stamp to fill a space, whilst actually allowing lots of the base colour to show 

When the design was complete, I blasted the piece with my heat gun to seal the ink, and then covered with versamark.
I added clear UTEE and melted. I added 3 layers of UTEE.

I completed the piece with a little acrylic paint and a piece of white ribbon at the top.


Anonymous said...

Hi Leonie

Your mdf heart is lovely. Thank you so much for your step by step tutorial, it has given me the confidence to give it a go. Can't waits or my masks and stamps to arrive. It was lovely to meet you at the opening of Phill's shop.

Helen from Chesterfield

hollyberry said...

A really beautiful project that shows off your stamps and masks so well.
Loved all your shows and hope that you managed to enjoy yourself,showing off all your and your design teams hard work.

Littlelamb said...

Love this Leonie. Its beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial.

Linda Simpson said...

Love the photographs, I enjoyed a nice walk this morning but nowhere near as picturesque as yours. Loved the shows yesterday and congratulations again on the sell outs too so well deserved!
Linda xxxx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful. Must have a go at something similar. Looking forward to receiving my stamps. Well done on your launch. We always said you were inspirational! x

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning photos and the heart looks AMAZING! Enjoyed the launch shows and Let Leonie Loose, I'm camping out by the letter box waiting for my order, can't wait to get creating - thanks for the inspiration. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

carol edwards said...

This is lovely Leoni. Thank you for the step by step it is appreciated. X

PamB said...

Lovely Leonie, so pleased to see you selling out and giving inspiration to us all.

Happy Crafting
Pam :-) x

Jeanne said...

I ordered mine at 9.30 yesterday morning and they arrived at 10.30 this morning. Fastest delivery I have ever had from a craft channel. They are fabulous and can't wait to play with them. Xx said...

Hi Leonie.
Everything is just Brilliant Thank you.
Keep having fun and take care Kitty.

Cumbrianlass said...

Fantastic project Leonie, mine all came yesteday and your mdf project is just at the right time as I am making a mdf flower using the Home mask for a friends new house.
Just need to practice first lol