Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Reflections on a Traveler - Technique Tuesday

"There are two ways of spreading light:
To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Edith Wharton 
(a tireless champion of those less fortunate and 
the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer prize for Literature)

A friend of mine  asked about what she could use to create the reflection technique since she did not have any window sheets. Actually there are several things available right in your own home. If you are a card maker, you likely have acrylic blocks and stamp cases. Both work equally well. The piece of plastic which comes with the stamp-a-ma-jig also can be used. But any piece of acetate or plastic works amazingly well. I have a laminator and have been known to run one of the sleeves through without anything in it to have a strong acetate piece. But the simplest and cheapest household item you can use is a small freezer bag. 

What you do is ink up your stamp and stamp it on the bag. Then turn the bag ink-side down and upside down under the original image already stamped on your cardstock. Align it and gently press your finger along the bag over the image. And voila! One reflected image! It is like magic!

 stamps: traveler
ink: early espresso, marina mist
paper: whisper white thick (for card base), marina mist, whisper white
other: aquapainter, rubbing alcohol, small freezer bags

That's all folks!

And ... may you ...

stampwithbev * every * day

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