This is way easier than it looks! As demonstrators we get a quarterly magazine with tons of ideas and this was in the last issue.
Use either Black Archival or Stazon ink (start with Archival) and rub your stamp on the ink pad without a block. (and yes your fingers get a bit inky)
Press the stamp to the glass. If your image smudges, just wipe off with a paper towel and try again. No stress... try it, don't like it? wipe off, start again. It's a bit hard to see but the tall round vase has the greeting Merriest Christmas Wishes; the middle round has Oh Joy and the square has season of cheer.
The stamps are part of our Oct 14 event fee, Watercolor Christmas
It’s much easier to start by stamping on glass that has a flat (vs rounded) surface. It took me about 5-6 times on the rounded surface and about 1-2 attempts on the flat surface to get this right.
When you are happy with the stamped image, seal with the heat tool – heat the glass for about 2-3 minutes and then leave it alone for an hour and it will set.
Now decorate the glass – with ribbon or a candle inside or the sprigs of pine (above). I also put in some foil shred. Some have tea lights and others candles.
There will be lots of choices for your ribbon for the vase.
To the right is the idea from our magazine. Cute right?
Super easy and a fun gift!
We are making this project at our Oct 14 event in Pittsfield – let me know if you are in by Oct 5 for the $30 price for 5 projects, and the Christmas Watercolor set. If I get an RSVP after the 5th you’ll have to pay extra to cover expedited shipping.
Happy stamping - MaryKate