Investigative Crafting 101
The Subject: Stampendous Marble Texture Cube TC01
I have had my eye on these intriguing rubber blocks for quite a while now. Whenever I browsed the 'stamp section' at Michaels I would see some on the shelf, but at a regular sale price of $22 I repeatedly snubbed that rubbery block and proceeded to the $1.50 bins.
|Marble Texture Block|
|Directions for Dummies: As you can see they also kindly remind you which side you are stamping (A,B,C)|
I never realized there were actually instructions written right on the block; that made my investigation move much more smoothly, for sure.
|Applying lightest value to Side A|
I also happily plucked 2 CraftSmart Pigement Embossing Ink Pads from the Clearance shelf (one yellow and one blue) for $1.49 each (regular $7.99)!! These babies are SUPER juicy! I used the yellow one in my investigation
|Side A stamped|
|Inking Side B with the next darker value|
|2 colours applied; Side A inked and stamped, and Side B inked and stamped on top of Side A|
|Inking Side C with the darkest value|
|The finished image. All 3 layers were applied.|
|Products/Companies used: |
Ancient Page inks in Leaf Green and Neptune
Craft SMART (Michaels Brand) Pigment Embossing Ink Pad in Yellow
STAMPENDOUS! TC01 Marble Texture Cube
I'm really happy with the price I paid. I'm impressed with the quality of the rubber and how well it took the ink.
I love the concept and there are wonderful possibilities with it. Embossing one layer would be cool.
If you think about it you are getting FAR more than just the 3 sides, or just 3 individual stamps. My Grade 13 Math is failing me right now, but trust me, there are many combinations!