Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tips For Hand Stamping

  My favorite gift wrap for herbs is to snuggle them inside hand stamped brown paper bags.  My home made lye soap fits perfectly, too.   I just think the bags are so charming!

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While I would like you think I have CRAZY hand stamping skills.  'Not true.  Nope!  Let me show you how I embellish, and sometimes touch up, my stamping.

I like to use regular colored pencils and chalk to fill in lines and add a little color.  Isn't it amazing how just the tiniest touch of color completely changes a project?

 
Can you see the difference in the sweet little cow?  All I did was color her nose pink, her horns orange, and brightened her tummy with white chalk.  Notice the lettering.  I took a brown pencil and filled in the letters just a smidge.
  
 
A snowman needs a colorful scarf, right?  Well, of course he does!  You can see his hat got some attention, too!
 
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This darling bunny rabbit now has pink on his ears, nose and tummy!  'See what I mean?
 
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 The next time you are hand stamping, grab a couple of colored pencils and add a little zing! 
 
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Have a lovely week!
 
;-)  -Marci
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. wow... what difference a little color makes, uh?
    love the examples and the tips.
    Pat

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  2. I've never tried hand stamping, Marci, but I love the simplicity of a brown paper bag with embellishments... a great way to receive a present!

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  3. The bags are so cute. I have lots of stamps, I need to do this! I followed you on BlogLovin. If you interested my link is here. http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/11133059

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  4. Some great tips Marci! Much better with color!!

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  5. How cute, I Like them!! The snowman (after) is my fave. :)

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  6. How precious! (Jamie from Jamie's Thots)

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  7. Very sweet! I like to embellish, too! I think it makes a huge difference! :)

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  8. I love your bags and you are right a splash of color does make them pop. I used to do this years ago but haven't tried it for a long time! Your post made me want to pull out all of my stuff and give a try again! Thanks for hosting a wonderful party!

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  9. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday # 6 we appreciate your great tips. It's always nice when you can make something simple look so good that people assume it is hard!

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  10. Thanks so much for these tips, Marci ~ love your blog!

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  11. I love these Marci! You take gorgeous little stamps to a whole new level!

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  12. I love these Marci! You have taken cute little stamps to a whole new level

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  13. What a wonderful idea, definitely adds that personal touch.

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  14. What a difference a little color makes! Love these, Marci :) Pinned! Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays! {hugs}

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