Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bash Your Stash; (Animals) Stamps

This whole "Bash Your Stash" is a lot harder than you think! I opened the next drawer of stamps for this series & it's animals. I removed all the stamps from this drawer and separated them by animal type (birds, cats, dogs, farm, zoo, etc.).

Once I did that, I pulled out the stamps that I felt I will not use and moved them into a donate pile. During this process, I realized that I have a lot of dog stamps! My first instinct is to keep them all, but if you are looking for a particular dog breed stamp, leave me a comment. I'd love to gift one or more.

Now, I need to use the stamps that remain in the drawer and make a final decision to keep or donate. Here are some photos of a few projects I've made.
I love punny stamps!

I have a whole set of these birds...

All four were made from the same masterboard.

I filmed the process of making the masterboard for the zoo animal cards and then each card. I love how they turned out! Check out the video on my YouTube channel:

More info on the zoo animal cards:
Stamps: Gifted from Rubber Paws (read about her HERE) & Elements II from Bloom Arts
Paints: Grass Green, White, Granite Grey and Flag Red acrylic paints
Sprays: Lindy Starburst, FSJ Sour Lemon, Heidi Swapp gold Color Shine and handmade white
Crayons: Vicky Boutin
Stencils:  Dollar Store and handmade
Ink: Licorice Black and Deep Roast from FSJ
Markers: Tombow #026 and Dk. Brown watercolor marker
Twine: FSJ
Sentiment Stickers: Tim Holtz Chit Chat and Small Talk

Things to note:
  • My big jar of Modge Podge was almost empty so I pour the small amount in the travel size bottle.
  • All the extra ink, paint, etc., gets placed on random paper scraps that I use for my Junk Journal and other projects.
  • My water jar is a souvenir shot glass when my friend visited Puerto Rico. It's the perfect size for these little projects.
  • Dry each layer before adding more medium. 
  • I also ironed the completed piece to flatten it. I used parchment paper to protect the iron & paper.
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  1. That master board turned out to be a gem, those cards are FAB!

  2. Hi, Dorlene! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I love all the cards you've made. My fave is that zebra! You should keep that one for sure, they are hard to find good images of. XOXOX


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