Stampscapes Combo

Monday,April 19, 2010


As most of you probably know, I teach some classes on Stampscapes. After you teach the basics, it's hard to come up with different classes to show what Stampscapes can be used for.
So, I try to come up with different ways that you can uses the Stampscapes. We stamp on Glossy cardstock,regular cardstock,tumbled tiles,candles, and do polished stone techniques for a break in the standard methods.

Today I'm posting two samples. One is a standard glossy cardstock, and the second is a Stampscapes scenario done on a candle.

Here are the samples;

"Stampscapes on Glossy Cardstock"



The card was color using the standard Stampscapes coloring method. Dye inks,makeup sponges and some markers.

The second image is the same, but applied to a pillar candle.


"Stampscapes on Candle"



Both scenes are very pleasant, and would make a great all occassion card plus a gift for some one special.

The candle is easy to do, but one thing to remember, is to buy the cheap candles. I get them from the "Dollar Tree" for about a $1.00 each. The expensive candles have a plastic coating on them which does not let the picture adhere. Un-scented white candles work the best.

The image is stamped on white tissue paper and colored. The image is than placed on the candle and trimmed to fit. A piece of wax paper is wrapped around the image and the candle and pulled tight. Now this is the tricky part. With you heat gun heat the edges of the image, just until the tissue seems to disappear. Do not over do it with the heat gun. The heat from the heat gun can be pretty hot so use an oven mitt to hold it. Remove the wax paper and use it to rub down and smooth out the image on the candle.

Walla, you now have a very nice card and a matching candle to give as a gift.

If you have any questions, leave me your email in your comments and I will reply.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

19 Response to "Stampscapes Combo"

  1. Anary says:
    April 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Stunning work BOB! I feel like rushing into that place to have a sabbatical with my copics! Oh I would take the candle too!
    XO
    Anary

  2. Mickie says:
    April 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Those are absolutely gorgeous. I have one of their stamps but it is so intimidating! You do beautiful work.

  3. KymKreates says:
    April 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    Oh my gosh, that is truly beautiful. I need to make more with my stampscapes, I think I even have a few of these. I adore both. Would have a hard time picking one over the other!!!
    Kym

  4. KymKreates says:
    April 19, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    PS Thanks for all your kind comments they are much appreciated!

  5. Cher says:
    April 19, 2010 at 11:10 AM

    both are lovely,nicely done...

  6. Penny Duncan Creations says:
    April 19, 2010 at 11:23 AM

    OMG Bob......Such a BREATHTAKING creation!!!! The coloring of this is EXQUISITE!!!!!

  7. Billie's Scrappetique says:
    April 19, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    GREAT set, Bob! I love them both!

    I have used the candles at Michaels (got them 1/2 off) and they worked GREAT for this. I did them and posted details on my blog in December...Christmas gifts. ;o)

    Beautiful job, you did!

  8. Paola Levi says:
    April 19, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Do you think i could use a light weight trace instead of the tissue paper? and how do our copics fare on this type of technique?Any help would be much appreciated
    smiles
    Paola
    P.S: you did an absolute fabulous job on these, have inspired me to try

  9. Kathy Billings says:
    April 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Someday I would love to try this technique, it is like a painting.

  10. Aletha J. Williams says:
    April 19, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Bob, this is gorgeous! Your coloring is perfect. How many stamps did you use to create the scene?
    Aletha

  11. Chrystal S says:
    April 20, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous! :)

  12. Crafting with Sue says:
    April 20, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Wow! This is totally AWESOME!!! Love the card and the candle!

  13. Crazystamper says:
    April 21, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    These are beautiful as always Bob! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake www.crazystamper.typepad.com

  14. Peggie says:
    April 21, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Wow! This is great. Love the look.

  15. Christina C. says:
    April 21, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Hi Bob! I started out with Stampscapes too....took classes with Pat Anderson of Green Bay for a couple of years. Then I fell in love with the Maggies............
    Love your card.....simply stunning!

  16. Angie Hall Haviland says:
    April 21, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    These are BEAUTIFUL, Bob!!! Love that BLUE!!

  17. Shelly Schmidt says:
    April 23, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    I just purchased my first Stampscape stamps- I never dreamed you could put these stamps on candles! How neat. Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

  18. Sharon Caudle says:
    April 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    WOW!!! Beautiful work, Bob! and thanks so much for the info on how to do the candle! Gorgeous card and candle!!
    hugs!
    Sharon

  19. Scrubbybubbles(sue) says:
    April 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    Just beautiful! looks fabulous!!

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