Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Mirror Stamping

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Have you tried mirror stamping? I have tried this before but never got to doing it again. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire. Her cards and techniques truly inspires me. She explains mirror stamping in detail in the video in her blog post. 

I created a paper by spritzing mica spray on a craft mat, then spritz water to it. I picked this pigment with a watercolor paper. I dried the paper with a heat tool in between ink smooshing. I flicked paint over the panel and also heat set it to dry.

I stamped the hummingbird on this panel including the mirrored bird. The stamp I am using is the Blank Page Muse You Make Me Happy Hummingbird Clouds Flower Clear stamp set.

The combo of tools I used in mirror stamping are: 
  1. A clear stamp that is larger than the image that will be mirror stamped. 
  2. A stamp positioner like the Misti Stamping Tool.
  3. A pigment ink. I used Versafine Onyx black ink.
  4. A brayer. I used this to transfer the image to the paper instead of rubbing my fingers on the paper.
I fussy cut the hummingbirds, cutting it on the line. I ran a black marker on the edges to hide the white core of the paper.

Working on the card panel, I added stitching holes on a white cardstock using Concord & 9th dies. I added stitching to the holes using DMC floss. 

I stamped a small star image on the background using a cream colored dye ink. I used the second generation ink to make this image really subtle in appearance.

I trimmed this panel into 5 1/4" x 4". I adhered this to a light pink cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I adhered the hummingbirds. I added black enamel dots to the birds for their eyes. I added a yellow gem to the largest flower. 

I adhered this to a top folding, portrait A2 note card.

I hope you give mirror stamping a try and stretch those stamps. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful technique and gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in at The Paper Funday Challenge. We appreciate your support.
    Donna xx
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