Dina Kowal is a talented and gifted stamper and designer and we sat down (in cyber space, of course!) to chat with this Bread Basket member about a few things:
How long have you been stamping, and how did you start? I
remember stamping with a friend back in junior high - she was sort of a
surrogate "mom"...so that's about 20 years ago (*gasp*!). I had a few
stamps in college, but really got into stamping as an art and creative
outlet after I got married in 2000.
What was the first stamp you ever bought?
Describe the "weirdest" stamp you have.
What is your favorite medium to work with?
I work mostly with Prismacolor pencils and Derwent watercolor pencils,
but occasionally throw in a little sparkle with Shimmerz or Twinkling
What is your favorite technique?
What is your favorite or most used tool? (Other than the basics: adhesive, scissors, etc.)
Scor-Pal...and also...I have a pair of reverse tweezers that close flat
and tight - those are great for holding on a bow or button while the
What inspires you in your stamping?
Everything - oddly I've often been inspired by laundry, like a color combination thrown together in the basket. Nature, too.
What is one of the top items on your stamping wish list?
love to have a diecut machine, even though it's not very practical
spacewise and with us living overseas. I'd use it, though, and it would
be so helpful at the missions school too...it just killed me at Christmas to see people cutting out 300 circles for candle holders, stars, etc. by hand.
What is one food you couldn't live without?
Is there a song title that reflects your personality?
Break my Stride!
Do you have any friends that understand your addiction? (Other than your stamping friends that live in the computer)