Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lynne Perrella Heart's Desire stamps

Stampington & Company is known for its vast array of periodicals and publications, but did you know they also have an extensive line of rubberstamps?

The two rubberstamps I received for this review were designed by artist Lynne Perrella. Each of the images are deeply etched with great detail into red rubber and mounted onto wood blocks.

While the two images I received were not something I would have picked for myself, I must say that they piqued my interest and got my creative juices flowing.

Of the two images, the Sweetbriar image was my favorite. I stamped and embossed the image on matte kote paper then colored in the image with Copic markers. I really like how all of the detail showed up in this image even after embossing. The image was then mounted on cardstock and placed on my background papers with a bow tied in the middle. I love the Victorian look of this card and was very pleased with the results.

Victorian Card
Title: Victorian card
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
White cardstock (Matte Kote)
Sweetbriar rubberstamp (Stampington & Company)
Embossing Ink (Inksenssials)
Black Embossing Powder(PK Glitz)
Markers (Copic)
Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Black Staz-on ink (Tsukineko)
Alcohol Inks (Ranger)
Aluminum Foil
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

This Temptress image proved to be a bit more challenging. The ladies hair, neck, and bodice is made up of clock faces. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this image, but I felt like it would be perfect to place onto a notepad. I began by embossing the image using embossing glitters in several different gold tones. Then I decided to add some Flower Soft to the hair and neck area to replace the clock faces. I colored in the face, cheek, eye, and one of the partial clock faces on the forehead. I then added a rhinestone jewel to the clock face found on the bodice and placed it on the notepad cover.

Title: Notepad
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
White cardstock (Matte Kote)
Patterned Paper (Inque Boutique)
Temptress rubberstamp (Stampington & Company)
Doily Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Spring Flower Soft (mfg)
Rhinestone Jewel (Prima)
Embossing Ink (Inksenssials)
Twilight Embossing Glitter (PK Glitz)
Ribbon (Michaels)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

While the images were not what I would have picked out for myself, I found that I loved the quality of the rubber; the deeply etched and detailed images; and the images themselves! It is surprising how you can overlook many artistic opportunities because an image doesn’t fit into what you perceive is “your style”. Both the Temptress and Sweetbriar rubberstamps from Stampington & Company will sit in the forefront of my stamp collection!

Check out Stampington & Company when you want quality rubberstamps from a company that is a leader in the rubberstamping industry!

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