in honor of all of the stdio G goodies i FINALLY finished shipping out (with the exception of a few) i decided to do a Studio G project using Jen's SFYTT (before the new one hits tomorrow - sheesh i feel like i have been under a rock). So instead of a card i used the sketch to make two gift bags for our neighborhood "BOO" games. each year our neighborhood does a little game where you get a surprise goody bag on your dorrstep and you have to make two goody bags and secretly pass them on to two other neighbors without getting caught. once you have been boo-ed you hang a sign in your window so you don't get boo-ed twice. and so here are my two bags:
This one has a piece of paper from the DCWV halloween glitter stack. the black piece is stamped with a spider from Inkadinkado All Hallow's Eve set using winter rust and golden mist opalite ink - i wish i could have gotten a better pic of the shimmer......the three squares are stamped using studio G stamps from various series and they are stamped using the studio G inks which work wonderfully! i edged each square with orange ink using a foam blender. the pumpkin cut out is done with cricut paper dolls cartridge and then covered in studio G halloween glitter - i did the black and green details first, let dry and then filled in with the orange.
next up - background is also from the DCWV stack. the next layer was done by little miss pezzy herself - yep that's right - not even two yet and already crafting (OK with a BIT of help from mom....see below). Again the stamps are various Studio G stamped using studio G inks. I highlighted a bit on the hat and the "poof" with my spics pens. potion jar is cut from the cricut paper dolls cartridge and covered in studio G halloween glitter glue.
for the background i took a piece of black cardstock and cut it in half. i helped Pezzy squeeze winter rust, emerald and orchid opalite reinker randomly around one side. layed the other side on top and then let her smoosh it with her hands and roll it with my brayer. then pulled them apart. the shimmer is much better in person.
Now that the market has been flooded with studio G stamps i have seen a lot of posts about being unable to get a clear image with these. yes they are only a buck but i have ALWAYS gotten crisp clear images by using the following tips:
- sand your stamp LIGHTLY with fine sandpaper before initial use (some people use emery boards, others use erasers but that has not worked for me consistently.
- USE PIGMENT inks - the best i have found are versamagic, brilliance and versafine as well as the studio G inks. DYE inks do not work as well on alot of acrylics and i have noticed SU inks are especially bad with studio Gs.
- Place a piece of foam/cusion under your paper - i use the piece that comes in the CTMH sets.
- PRESS LIGHTLY - these stamps are soft - acrylics generally need a lighter touch than traditional red or gray rubber.
i hope you all are having fun with your studio Gs as well - and for those who have not received theirs yet i hope they arrive SOON!!!!