Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! With Tuesday comes another Time With post, and today we are spending time with our uber talented and sweet Challenge Team Coordinator, Chris Olsen! Chris has a really special project to share with us today... so enjoy! Here's Chris!
Hi Everyone!! Have you ever thought that stamps are just for paper projects or cards or gotten in a rut of doing just that. Well today I want to share a creation I made for home decorating. I had an old lamp which looked like this when I began. I love all things victorion or antique. I decided to give it a truly victorion flair and add some embellishing and stamping to it with the gorgeous Randi's Song stamp set from ODBD.
I would like to share how I worked step by step to give you my end product.
First after cleaning off the top of the lamp I added some bead trim I found at JoAnn's putting velcro on the back to attach it around the shade.
Since the edging was not very decorative on the top I decided to cover it with some elegant cream and gold trim I had in my stash.
(Tip* the best embossing powder to use for this project is either Ranger Gold or Stampendous Gold Embossing powder. I first began with Inkadinkadoo and I found it would not stick.*)
Cling stamps that are unmounted are flexible so I was able to stamp my image without a mounting block on a versamark pad and then stamp on the globe of my lamp. It is best to use two hand holding the stamp with one hand and pressing on all the edges to make sure your entire leaf is on your glass.
After applying the gold powder and before using my heat tool, my leaf looked like this.
Do you notice all the dots around the leaf of embossing powder...take a dry cloth and carefully remove the powder on spots that you do not want it to be gold. Then emboss...
Here is what the leaf looks like on the glass after it is heat embossed.
Continue to scatter leaves around the globe going in different directions without having a specific pattern.
I continued to stamp and emboss until my lamp looked like this:
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and project today. For more creative uses of stamps other than paper projects or cards, you can stop by my blog. I have created another item for my fall decorating...here is a sneak....
Thanks so much Chris! Everything you make blows me away and this one is over the top! Please drop by Chris' blog to see more great inspiration!
Be sure to be back on Nov. 1 for another FANTASTIC Release Blog Hop!!!