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Friday, 19 October 2012

Tutorial: Stamping on Elements with Bombshell Stamps

Rachael here with a great new way to incorporate your favorite Bombshell images into your projects.

You Will Need:

A plastic element of some sort (I'm using TH fragments with the tag hanging bit)
A permanent black ink (I'm using Memories)
Your favorite Bombshell Stamps image (I'm using one of the swallows from Love & Luck)
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Alcohol-based markers (I'm using Copics.)
A heat tool
Your favorite accent paper
Emery board
Thread or cord or a jump ring, if you wish

Start out with a clean plastic surface of your element.
Stamp your image.

Heat dry with your heat tool. (Be wary of melting the plastic!)

Whip out your copics! I'm using B34; R08; and YR04 to color my swallow.

Have fun coloring!

Layer colors if you like for more opacity. I have chosen to add B24 to my bird to add more depth. I found that with Copics on these fragment bits, particularly with the lighter colors, a series of small dotting actions as opposed to swipes work best for depositing the color.

Dry in between layers of color with the heat tool.

When you're finished, apply a small amount of Glossy Accents to the back of the element and lay it down on your paper. I chose a basic white for this image because I wanted to show of the image colors.

Cut out and file the edges with an emery board.

You now have a fabulous new way to add Bombshell Stamps to your projects!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you give it a whirl. Its so much fun!



  1. Very cool! I somehow always thought that you HAD TO use Staz-on for plastics and such but it looks like you are using a dye ink. Need to experiment with this and see if it will work for me.

    1. Caryn, let me know how it works for you. I used Memories Acid Free Dye Inkpad in black as I do not have a Staz-on inkpad. It worked well for me. Let it dry completely before you color. :)

  2. Great tutorial Rachael! Definately a fun way to make charms for jewelry or card elements.

  3. brilliant, I can think of lots of ways this can doll up my projects. Thanks for the tutorial.