Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Technique Tuesday: Thumping Tutorial

Here is a fun technique to add some color.  Thumping is a technique that involves "tapping" a darker color ink over a stamp.

Start by inking the stamp with a light color such as Crumb Cake (I stamped off to lighten the color).  You will then start with the lightest color and moved to the darkest markers.  Holding the marker at the far end you allow the brush end to "tap" or "bounce" along the stamp.  The light colors are hard to see, so you will want to be sure to thump the entire stamp.

You can see in this close up that the marker leaves small dashes on the surface.  You will want to tap using the side of the marker so you don't ruin the tip.  For this stamp, I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red markers.

You will want to huff on the stamp to moisten it and then stamp it onto your cardstock.  The great thing about this technique is that you will get a different result every time.

Here you can see the stamped image mounted on a mat.  I chose one of the lighter colors for the mat to help bring the color out of the stamped image.  There are so many great techniques that work beautifully with this stamp, I absolutely love it.

Here is the final card again.  The sentiment is from a brand new stamp set that will be available on Friday when the new catalog goes live.

Papers: Whisper White (#100730), Pumpkin Pie (#105117)
Inks: Crumb Cake (#126975), Real Red (#100052), Daffodil Delight (#119677), Pumpkin Pie (#105115)
Stamps: Swallowtail (#129216), Happy Day (#130297)
Other Supplies: Rhinestones (#119246)

Only 3 days to go.  Check back on May 31st to see the updated link to the new catalog.  Want to see the real thing?  Let me know and I will send you a catalog of your very own.

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea...will have to try! Thanks for sharing!