Make Your Own Supplies and How to Use Them
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Sometimes you'd like to try out a papercrafts technique but don't have 'just' the right supplies? Someone else has already been there and come up with a way to MakeYourOwn! On the site for the Rubber Stamps Club (http://www.rubberstampsclub.com/tips/make-your-own.html) contributors have given recipes for: colorwash, rub-and-buff, mock mulberry paper, dye inks, embossible inks, shadow stamps, magic mesh, no-wax seals, puffy paint, shimmer spray, envelope glue, stamp cleaner, blender pen refill, and embossing fluid.
You'll also find instructions for gift bags, handmade paper, tissue paper envelopes, a tye-dye stamped t-shirt, antiqued paper, and MORE.
When you get done scooping up all these ideas, scroll back up to the top of their list and click on 'tips and techniques home'. BINGO! A list of over 140 (and growing) categories for stamping tips and techniques! Delving into any one of these brings up multiple examples with complete instructions.
Need MORE inspiration? Scroll back up the page to the main index and click on 'Rubber Stamp Art Gallery'. You can then click on the calendar for any month back to 2001 and view the work of their artist of the month contest winner and several others. Their work all includes complete instructions and, when appropriate, links back to the tips and techniques pages. You can get LOST in here!
If you become a member ($6 per year) they will let you play along with them in the contests and view other areas of the site. Go enjoy!
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