Thursday, March 25, 2010

New cute fantasy art astrology zodiac sign domino pendant rubber stamp set!

I love trying to help people make money from their craft hobby. Domino jewelry making has been a consistently popular way to do so. Here's another set created with those who would like to supplement their income by selling domino jewelry in mind.

Other than just placing your crafts for sale on Ebay, Etsy or your own website with a general handmade jewelry description, it's also good to think about what key words are bringing your customers to you. For example, with this set it would be wise to be as specific as possible with each title - such as "Virgo Zodiac Astrology Sign Pendant Jewelry" to help buyers and search engines find your listing. When making listings on your own website, google is your best friend and I highly recommend loading your title and image descriptions with item specific keywords so you show up in image searches.

These example art pendants were made using StazOn ink, Stampbord (a sturdy 1" x 2" white clay coated material) and markers (Marvy Le Plume II or Tombow both work well on Stampbord surface, but not on a plastic domino.)

These rubber Stamps available now at: The Enchanted Gallery! (Sheet #Astr-M01

Monday, March 08, 2010

Distress Ink Cloudy Sky Backgrounds using masks/stencils (+Hi, I'm back!)

Hello everyone, long time no blog! I'm feeling better and taking advantage of it by getting crafty. I will have at least 3 new rubber stamp sheets to share with you all in the coming weeks.

For now, check out this easy way you can add clouds to your rubber stamp art using distress ink pads (colors used were broken china and faded jeans), a mask (stamp your main image on paper and cut it out), a stencil (draw a bumpy cloud ridge shape and cut it out too), and use a sponge/dauber to apply your distress inks.

Here's what it looks like in progress:

Here's a finished artist trading card using this technique:

(The ATC measures 2.5"x3.5", the Halloween Cat and Fairy rubber stamp was colored with Marvy LePlume II markers. I added some white highlights to the clouds and moon with a white pastel/chalk pencil.