WOAH! Two posts in one day! What's going on at this blog?? Oh, I'll tell you what's going on--fabulous stamping with Sweet Stamp Shop, that's what's going on. You've probably stopped by from the blog, and you know that some great guest designers are featuring some fabulous projects with February's new releases! So, that's why you're finding a lot of action going on at the blog!
Make sure to check out this post for a fun tutorial on how to flip stamp with Sweet Stamp Shop, but without further ado, I am sharing one of my projects that features the new release, Color Wheel. Color wheels are awesome! In fact, my students will be learning about them in a few days, so I am quite familiar with color theory in terms of fine art. But, Sweet Stamp Shop is genius, they made an adorable color wheel set! Ummm.... you're probably thinking, "that's great, Emily-but, where's your color wheel project?" You would be right? In true Emily fashion, I took an element of the set, and made something completely out-of-the-box (which, I tell my students at least 50 times a day to do), using the value scale that's also in the set. VOILA! I bring you----a pencil gift holder!
Can you spot the pencil holder made out of the trimmed stamp? Look closely--it's right in the center near the "for you" tag-it's actually the floral paper holding the pencils together!
I got the pencils at Christmas. They have adorable little crystals on the ends, but they were striped like a candy cane-no good! So, I painted them with acrylic paint, and since I am totally impatient, I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. Want to learn how to basics of stamp trimming? Here ya go.
materials: Color Wheel set | kraft knife | dye ink | patterned paper | ruler
|1| Stamp value scale on the side of paper that you don't want to show in the final project.
|2| Trim the two center squares out of the value scale image, using the ruler to guide you in trimming a straight edge.
|3| Notch the edges of the pencil holder.
|4| Lightly fold the notched pencil holder in half, and adhere to patterned paper strip. By folding the pencil holder in half, the pencils can slide through the holder more easily.