Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Stampin' Up! Regional Event - Telford 2015, Team Gifts

Hello, in my last post I promised I would show you what I made as gifts for my fellow team members who were able to attend this event.

I made two versions; one simply stamped and sealed and the other stamped and then 'faux silk' technique applied on top before sealing.  I could not decide which I preferred.  In the end, it came down to time and me leaving things until the last minute as usual so I went with the first version!

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Sheltering Trees


This is the version using the 'faux silk' technique - a tutorial on this can be found on my blog post from 22nd April. 


Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Sheltering Trees

Top Tips for Stamping on Tiles:

  • wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any chalky residue and dry before stamping
  • when stamping be aware that any colour ink you choose will be much paler on the finished tile
  • hold the stamp block on the tile for a little longer than usual so that as much ink as possible is transferred to the tile
  • if you need to re ink you stamp, clean it first so that you do not contaminate your ink pad with any remaining chalk dust
  • I used a Stampin' Write Marker to add additional colour to the leaves before stamping
  • dry thoroughly - I used a heat gun and allowed it to cool before sealing
  • using a flat brush, apply a thin coating of Slap It On.  Do not over brush as you could smudge the images
  • wash your brush as soon as you have finished - otherwise it sets rock hard and ruins the brush (don't ask how I know this)!
I bought the tiles from Topps Tiles but you can use any you can find as long as they are unglazed.

To seal and protect the tile I used a wonderful product called 'Slap It On' - yes that is really what it is called!

It can be purchased here: Slap It On

Finally, I decided this morning to produce a version using the 2015 - 2017 In Colours with the exception of Delightful Dijon.

This is the tile before it was sealed:


Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Sheltering Trees

This is the tile immediately after it was sealed:


Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Sheltering Trees

The sealant makes it look like all the ink has disappeared - don't panic, once it is dry you will see the images again!

And this is the finished tile:

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Made by Susan Merrey Craftyduckydoodah Sheltering Trees


I hope all this makes sense, but if not just let me know!

Details of products used not mentioned above can be found below.

Susan xx



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3 comments:

  1. What a great idea, Susan! So glad to see these in new in colors. I'm thinking this is a super class project. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Bev - glad you enjoyed the project :)

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