Blade Rubber Blog, Tips and Techniques

  • How to use Punches

    Punches are a great way to add interest to any style of artwork: cards, scrapbook pages, deco books, ATCs...
  • Monoprint Backgrounds

    This is an easy but tricky technique; with a little practice and creativity the results are stunning - even spectacular. There are several methods but one with re-inkers and dye inks and another using dye ink pads are the easiest and best.
  • Using Chalk Inkpads

    So many inkpads already, do we really need more? Well try a couple of 'cat's eye' chalk pads and you will soon want more.
  • Using Stewart Gill Alchemy and Byzantia Paints, Embossing Powders, Flakes and Chips

    These beautiful, duel tone metallic effect paints are especially made for fabric painting. However they also suitable for use on most surfaces and you can achieve lovely effects on paper and card. There are 20 alchemy colours in four ranges - earth, fire, water and air. The 20 embossing powders include interference colour, metallic and crystal effects, which can be used directly onto the wet paint or with, pigment inkpads.
  • Parchment and Vellum Craft for Stampers

    With so much beautiful parchment and vellum on offer it can be a problem deciding how to use these lovely products to enhance and compliment stamping crafts. Having learnt the techniques for cards you will soon adapt these for making ornaments, party favours, lampshades and luminaries for the home.
  • METAL TOOLING - Foiling and Gilding

    At one time Metal, foil and gold leaf were easily defined. Metal was the thick stuff in sheets, foil was wrapped around sweets and gold leaf was the mysterious shiny finish on some antique frames and mirrors! Simplistic but not far from the truth. Things are different now with an increasing range of easy-to-use materials available for crafters as well as the traditional (sometimes better) products.
  • Water Colouring and Twinkler's backgrounds

    Water colouring is a very versatile way of colouring stamped images. Most inkpads, pens and aquarelle pencils, dyes etc associated with stamping are water soluble.
  • Bleaching and Varnishing for Stampers and Crafters

    It's hard to believe that ordinary household bleach applied to plain card can produce such a wonderful rainbow of colours. Not all card bleaches to reveal layers of unexpected hues depending on how much bleach is used. Teamed with varnish, tea dye varnish in particular, plus a few other colouring materials outstanding effects and hues can be achieved with just a few simple techniques.
  • Serendipity

    This technique for making cards is easy, fascinating and a great stress reliever. The results are truly stunning and each one a surprise!
  • Making Backgrounds using Marvy Metallic pens

    Marvy Metallic Pens are perfect for rubber stamping. They are high quality water-based pigment ink pens with a chisel tip. Fade proof and waterproof they cover most surfaces - glass, wood, porcelain, clay, leather, cement, plastic, tiles, and more. Always shake the pen well before use to mix metallic and colour elements.

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