Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Blog Hoppin'!

Look who's hopping around today on the CHF blog hop!
Yes, that awesome vintage "Easter Basket" image from Saturday Evening Post.
I wanted you to see a nice close shot of this image done in Claudine Hellmuth's acrylic paint.

Looking for paint application techniques and tips?
1. The higher the viscosity (thicker the paint) the more evenly it will cover your stamp. Claudine's studio line is perfect for this.
2. I use Tim Holtz's application tool with the dry cut foam on the bottom to apply the paint to my stamp.
3. Take a piece of plastic and scoop out your paint, lay your rubber stamp facing up on your table. Pounce your application tool in the paint and get your sponge good and saturated. (Notice on the pink bag my image isn't quite as clear, well that was my "first" attempt and I realized I wasn't using enough paint).
Dab the paint with the sponge on your stamp, get it good and gooey, stamp immediately.

Note: This technique works best if you are using DEEPLY etched rubber because when applying your paint...the paint will find it's way into the creases and your rubber. The creases need to be deep enough that it won't stamp out onto your project. I couldn't believe the detail I could achieve with paint on this stamp...look at that basket, you can even make out the chicks! kids aren't getting "baskets" this year....they get bags. This was a simple strip of 6.5"(the width of my cutting ruler)by 30" strip of fabric sewn in half and tied up with a ribbon and tag......easy peasy!
The fabric you ask?.....Yummy stuff from Michael Miller, it is the "Flights of Fancy" line by Paula Prass.
There you have it, my quick and easy easter packaging!
Now you want to see more easter eye candy?
Start at the source (THE CHF BLOG) and of course the other CHF chicks that played along:
Julia,Kristine,Lisa,Joanne and Becky!


Angelnorth said...

Lovely stuff - the kids can keep them to use for storing little treasures!

leenda said...

ADORABLE! Thanks for the tips on application!

Diana said...

Wonderful idea. I need to make something for my kiddos... they might get something like this :D

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Super cool idea!!!

Becky said...

I LOVE this project, and the paint is so perfect for that surface, looks amazing!


Julia Stainton said...

What a fabulous project Sherrie! I just love all your stamped and stitched creativity!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful idea for Easter! super cute and colorful! :)

Holly said...

Keeeeeeee-UUUUUUUUUte! What a great idea for using that bunny stamp on an Easter Bag!

Cathy said...

WHat a cute idea instead of Easter Baskets!


Silvergirl said...

Oh how darling!!! And I love the technique of stamping this with the Studio paints. I haven't ventured that far... but you know I'm goin' there!

Love them! Seriously... I'd be broke if you had an etsy shop. :)