June Knaack of the 1870 Shoppe "Stamp Pad"


1) Stamp image with Versamark on dark smooth navy blue paper. Emboss with clear...Heat.

2) Use Ice Blue Brilliance pad and "swipe". Hold the pad "tilted" with the short end of pad down, then lightly swipe across the paper with the edge of the pad to create lighter color and or motion lines.

3) Heat set......Use a thin haired wedge brush to add Brilliance white to highlight areas. Dab the brush onto the white pad by laying the side of the brush down into the pad to load. Don't press the edge into the pad or it will bend and fray the hairs. Take a kleenix after each application and wipe the excess white off the higher embossed areas.

4) HEAT SET when finished.

Mt. and cracked ground stamp work the best! Thin- lined open images are easier work with.

Heavier scenes and clouds are ok but more difficult to highlight than the simple open images because so much is embossed.

This technique that takes a bit to master but once you get the "knaack" they are fun to see what you can come up with.

* Brayered backgd. Example is India Ink on shiny paper--brayer on soft sea shell adirondack for color.
***I cut the moon apart and re glued it down on the one just for fun.
**** The one above it is stamped on a photo (use a real photo, not a computer generated one) Stamp image with black marvy pad.....let dry about 1/2 hour. Color in with light colored tombows or use the wedge brushes and dab on brilliance colors. The photo solution seems to absorb the ink and it actually becomes a part of the photo.