Friday, August 24, 2012

Getting Crafty with the Kids

We decided to take a break from carrying things up from the basement to my new room for a little bit of creative relaxation.  So I invited the kids in to do some stamping.

My mom picked up these Local King Rubber Stamp sets at the Heirloom Stamp show in Novi, Michigan.  Madison has been bugging to use them ever since we borrowed them but finding table space has been pretty hard with the craft room move going on. 

These stamps are very interesting because they focus on the negative space so that you can color the images with water based markers and ink to get a marbled look.  Oh and it works best on glossy paper to help blend the colors.

 It is so much fun to play with different colors and get different effects every time.  It's hard to pick favorites but I really love the turtles.  We also have matching dies to cut out the turtles and emboss the shell.  Awesome!!

Jonathan loves to color and loves to stamp so he had a lot of fun.  We even found a Micheals $1.50 stamp that was a solid monster that worked beautifully with the technique.  His "tickle monster" had chicken spots - lol.

Hopefully my organizational chaos will be done soon and I will share some photos of my new room.  Maybe even a room tour on youtube.  

Happy Papercrafting!

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