Direct to stamp technique with markers

Direct to stamp technique for zig clean color markers creates beautiful watercolor effect.  Scroll down for video tutorial.

Happy Tuesday to everyone!  I hope your week is off to a great start.

I’m not quite ready to embrace the impending doom of the winter season yet or the mad rush that comes with Christmas, so I’m sticking with the Autumn theme as long as possible…probably at least until next week!

direct to stamp technique

I’ve used one of the brand spankin new cling stamps from Memory Box called Drifting Oak Leaves and some of my Clean Color II markers.  The video below is showing how to use Distress Inks and Clean Color markers direct to stamp to create first and second generation stamping.  I promise this technique is easy peasy and you don’t have to be a master colorist to get some awesome results.

direct to stamp technique

The sentiment and leaves are from the Autumn Birdie set and embossed with Gold Pearl embossing powder onto vellum.  The final touch is gold thread behind the vellum.  The easiest way to do this, at least for me, was to wrap the thread around 3 fingers (or 2 fingers for smaller circle or 4 for larger), remove and lay thread on craft mat.  I adjusted the thread on the craft mat and put the vellum tape on the back of the vellum and put then placed the sticky vellum on top of the thread.  I then trimmed away the “tails” and the last step was to place it on the card.

Clean Color II and Memory Box stamp from Shelby Thomas on Vimeo.

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