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Friday, September 04, 2015

I will give you an inch

… you show me some art! It's been awhile since 100 Proof Press has held a stamping contest - so I started back in with a small one.  Enter to win rubber stamps by stamping up a square inch and sharing it with us.  You can share on Facebook or Instagram.  It has to be an inch, and it has to have at least one tiny piece of a 100 Proof Press image.  DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15th!   Click here for more details!   Here are some of our entries so far…  Once you start, you might not be able to stop!  

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Rubber Stamped 4 by 4 Square

Stamping fun - by the inch.  I got a pack of 4 by 4 mat boards from Inchies Arts, and it sat on my craft table for some time.  And one day I finally got the courage to paint and stamp all over them.  And I LOVE IT!  Inchies Arts produces a very high quality artist surface mat board- so each piece is like a mini-piece of art.  I got so excited about Inchie Arts I decided I would carry them in my online store.  My favorite sizes are the 4 by 4 and the ATC. I've put together a quick tutorial about how I stamped up some 4 by 4 inchies.  Enjoy!

(my mess VERY typical)

1. Paint the 4 by 4 inchie square with distress paint, here I used tumbled glass

2.  Add some more distress paint around the edge to create a frame, this green color is mowed lawn

3. I used three stamps for on the blue background, using tumbled glass distress ink the stamps I used are: verbena flower head, letter, and number set

4. Then I stamped the honeycomb stamp with evergreen bough distress ink around the edge

5. I used the text loops with a dark green archival ink across the top

6. This is just a photo of how I created the background for several 4 by 4 inchies

7.  I stamped the paint brush with black Archival Ink

8.  I used a fun art stencil (Red Lead) with ripe persimmon distress ink

9. I chose several other stamps to feature with black ink (see below).  I also used a wee bit of watercolor to color in some of the stamps.

(grouchy owl, large winged bug, small dragon fly, Frida face, a little bird)

As I mentioned I just started carrying Inchie Arts products in the 100 Proof Press online shop.  I'm also running a fun Facebook contest - all you have to do is stamp an inch and share it on the 100 Proof Press Facebook page!  You can check out the details on our "contest page."

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