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How to Stamp or Print with a Feather

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Learn how to stamp or print with a feather. This low cost and simple technique is great for adding an elegant feature to your projects.

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Make a Corner Bookmark

Monday April 21, 2014

This bookmark is quick and easy to make, however there is lots of scope to customize and decorate the bookmark with rubber stamps and other embellishments. The bookmark is made from the corner of an envelope which means that as well as being fast to make, it is also a fun green craft.

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See Corner Bookmark for more information and Green Rubber Stamping Projects for more green craft ideas.

Tearing Paper

Sunday April 20, 2014

Tearing paper is a simple technique yet one that can produce interesting results. When a piece of paper is torn it leaves a textured edge. This can be accentuated with a touch of color.

Torn paper is ideal for layering projects, where pieces of torn edge paper are placed over each other. The torn edges add to the texture of the finished piece. Some papers have a different colored core, and this is revealed as an interesting feature when the paper is torn. Handmade papers, such as mulberry paper, are particularly good for creating interesting torn edges.

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Some of the benefits of torn paper edges include:

  • They don't need to be too precise - the odd wobble enhances finished effect
  • A dust of chalk or dab of ink will help color co-ordinate a torn paper image with a project
  • This is a good way to 'recycle' old projects - tear shapes from projects otherwise destined for the bin to make unusual embellishments for cards and other items

See Tearing Paper for more information.

Earth Day Rubber Stamping and Craft Projects

Saturday April 19, 2014

Here's a round-up of Earth Day themed projects from around the Hobbies category at About.com.


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If you have any ideas for recycling and crafting then why not add them here and share your thoughts with others - How to Turn Junk Into Treasures.

Stamping With Light Ink on Dark Paper

Friday April 18, 2014

There are many different ways to achieve interesting effects with rubber stamping. One of the most simple ways to achieve great looking results is to stamp using a white or light colored ink onto dark paper.


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The contrast between the paper and ink gives effective results. This technique is useful for creating quick last-minute cards. For more information take a look at Stamping with Light Ink on Dark Paper.

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