Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Teresa Collins Stampmaker

This is my very first stamp I've made using the stampmaker. The image I've used is a dingbat-Laurie's Country by House of Lime and is available as a free download for personal use from You will find this image in Dingbats-Kids. To create the image size I wanted I used Adobe Photoshop. I used a mat 2 x 2 inches. File-New-Blank File-Width 2 inches Height 2 inches. Using the Text I placed the image onto the virtual mat @ 150pt. Then I clicked onto Filter-Sketch and selected stamp. Here adjust the Light/Dark balance if needed. Once this was done I saved the image as a jpg file in my Pictures file onto my computer.

I followed the instructions that came with the stampmaker computer programme and printed out a negative print using the HP Deskjet 1000. For this printer select Preferences-Paper Quality-Speciality Paper-Advanced-Resolution-plain mode-Black and white automatic. Megan from put a video on You Tube and that is where I got the settings from for this printer. Once the negative was printed I followed the instructions and made this stamp.

I used Copic markers to colour the image. For the dress I used RV 21 Light Pink & RV 06 Cerise, for the wings B 00 Frost Blue & B 02 Robin's Egg Blue. Skin tone I used E 02 Fruit Pink, E 01 Pink Flamingo & E 000 Pale Fruit Pink. I shaded around the stamp with C 0 Cool Gray. I used a mask over the image and airbrushed Y 21 Buttercup Yellow.

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