Wednesday, July 6, 2011

52 Weeks of Wonder

Shadows in the Summertime

"Summer is finally in full swing in my neck of the woods. The days are longer, the weather is warm, the sun is shining and enjoying the outdoors is a way of life. In Utah the evenings cool down and it’s fun to just sit outside and watch the sun go down. The shadows grow longer until they disappear. Summer is the inspiration for the technique we will explore today: shadow stamping. Shadow stamping is the technique of creating a shadow behind the main stamp image. This can add a feeling of dimension and/or movement to stamped images.

On the “You’re a star” box, a combination of selective inking together with first and second generation inking were used to make the sentiment stand out. To get this look, start by stamping the sentiment in first generation ink. Selectively ink only the portions of the stamp that will be stamped in each color. “you’re a” was stamped in Desert Sand, “star” in Barn Red.

Shift the image slightly and immediately stamp it again without reinking in second generation to create a shadow.  This technique was used for the firework as well. The first image was stamped in Desert Sand.  The image was then rotated lightly and immediately stamped again."

Jeanette Lynton

Jeanette has graciously posted detailed instructions for creating her adorable candy box.  Her blog post has a list of supplies needed, cutting dimensions and instructions for assembling the box.  Her creativity seems endless!

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