I just love using the Thomas Kinkade rubber stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. They can be challenging to say the least. Especially for someone like me who doesn’t have the best eyesight. Through trial an error I found a way to color the scenes in, yet keep all the brilliance that Thomas Kinkade is known for.
I made 2 videos to show you how. The first video is how to stamp them. The second video is how I color them.
Here are a few samples.
Thomas Kinkade Card Delft Blue
Thomas Kinkade Card with Verse
Thomas Kinkade Card, Cornish Heritage Farm stamp
If you have these stamps I hope you try this technique. I would love for you to email me or tweet me a link to your card.
Well I’ve done it again, I don’t know why I am obsessed with Easter Eggs but I am. Perhaps it’s the challenge of the surface not being flat or that its fragile nature can, shall we say, make or break the project. By the way, I could really use some more recipes for all the scrambled eggs I’ve got!
Maybe these first projects of Spring are so cherished, not only for the blessed Easter holiday they represent but the celebration of natures beauty coming alive again after such a cold dark Winter. It probably won’t be long before we start taking all the warm weather and scenic glory for granted!
How to Make Easter Eggs
As always, you want to start with hollowed eggs, you don’t want to use boiled eggs you will be eating. After they are hollowed and dry, you want to spray them with clear sealer. Begin making a design. I usually use Starform stickers. The butterfly used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love these type of stickers because there are so many things you can do with them.Not only are they versatile but the designs are wonderful.
Using the applicator tool and felt, begin applying the colored inks of your choice, dabbing gently around the egg in a random fashion. These inks do dry quickly. I would avoid using the Blending Solution for this technique as I think it will have an effect on the clear sealer underneath. Simply remove the stickers and spray again with clear sealer. The sticker shapes have both an outline and the inside portion of the image and the Alcohol Inks do a great job of coloring the stickers as well.
On the blue egg, you will see the colored outline of the butterfly which was used as a mask for the egg to the right. I placed the butterfly outline on to the egg and added the gold inside portion from the sticker as well.
You can also refer to more detailed directions in the Instruction Sheet for Easter Eggs that I had done previously.
Make the most of these days!
All the best,