Monday, September 1, 2008

September 2nd...Tinkering Ink and Pleather

What is pleather? It's an inexpensive substitute for leather. So what are we using? Fun foam! What are we doing with it? Well it's National Stamping Month so we are going to stamp on it. I love to play with foam so I thought this technique was particularly fun and it's brought to us by... Tinkering Ink. The papers and the stamps are from them. YAY. I used the Noir Blanc line of papers and the clear stamps are the Clematis stamps... which are the freebies for today. All you have to do is post in the comment section before midnight California time each day. (remember we will be doing this EVERYDAY this month...YAY... so come back) Check out their site and let me know what you'd like and I'll order it for you. email me at hautemama@hauteartist.com

We are going to start off by using our heat gun to heat up the fun foam. The edges will start to curl and you will notice it soften.








Pretty quickly you will take your stamp and press it into the the heated fun foam. Press it firmly to get a good impression.

Ta-da! I cut this one out. Love the texture.

You can also take your StazOn Ink and press it onto the heated foam like I did here on the pink foam.
This is what the lucky winner will receive from today. Thank you Tinkering Ink!!!

37 comments:

Lily said...

ooo. i love this idea. goin to have to try it out

Catherine said...

so, that's what a "pleather" looks like, off to Michaels after work to get some foam =) very pretty!

Sasha said...

OKAY so that is fabulous, I might have to try that ... thanks for sharing ...

Cassie said...

Cool idea!!
I love the acrylic paint wash!

Nat said...

uhhhh- this is cool - I need this stuff!!! :-)

stephanie D. said...

Very cool! I think I'll have to try that foam someday.

deathbycaffeine said...

Love what you did with the fun foam, but where do you buy it that thin?????

Gina said...

awesome tip!!!

Mariangeles M said...

Those flowers look great!!!

I may try that technique...

TFS

Tracey said...

That is a fabulous tip!! Can't wait to try it out!!

Noelia said...

What a cool technique! I must try that since I have quite a bit of foam.

Jessica said...

that is a fab technique...i cannot wait to try it! TFS!

MandieGirl said...

this is SO cool! Smarty!!!

Robin said...

Cool idea - I am going to have to try that :) Love the tinkering ink stamp.

jessicamae3 said...

Awesome idea! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win win win!
YAY!

angie worthington said...

this is my 1st visit to your blog...OMG, the flower & technique are both so cool!!!....so stinkin' cute!!!...btw, awesome blog!...

June said...

Neat idea, I'm going to have to try that...great blog...

Scraprageous said...

WAY TOO COOL! Can't wait to try this one - threw away some "scraps" of fun foam the other day (would have been great to try with), but I will! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

WOW what a cool technique!!! and I love those stamps.. thanks for the chance to win them!

Anonymous said...

lOVE THE TECHNIQUE USED AND LOVE THE STAMPS EVEN MORE.......retirednrse

Kay said...

Holy Moly! That's cool. :running upstairs to try it!:

Jingle said...

Very cute technique and a great giveaway! Thanks!

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

This is such a wonderful idea. Love how simple it is and yet looks like we paid lots of it. LOL Thanks!

Cassi said...

I found your blog today by chance as I searched for the new Doyle Tinkering Ink line's stamp. I love your pleather and use of the TI stamp today! What an awesome way to add texture (in two ways). Love your style!

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

That has got to be one of the coolest techniques I have seen! Thank you so much for sharing this on your blog! I lov the Tinkering Ink stamps!

Sandy said...

How cool is that! I will definately have to try it. TFS

Pamela said...

I agree...pretty hot and cool! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I absolutely love the flowers you created with the pleather! Fabulous! I want those flowers! Thanks for the chance to win!

aworld said...

AMR sent me over here! Wow! Nifty stuff and a chance to WIN Thanks! I will try this as soon as I get back from the PO. Thanks in advance for my winnings. Hint, hint!!!!!!!!

liannallama said...

oh--what a great idea! I love how it came out--I've never used FF before--looks like I'll have to give it a try!

Janet said...

Thanks for reminding me about the fun foam. I did this a long time ago and have forgotten about it. Gotta do this now, too!

Purple Princess said...

Oh I am so going to try this! Thanks for sharing!!

Bunny B said...

Oh wow! That's gorgeous!

Paula said...

what a great idea. I love the foam embellies.

Scrapping Servant said...

very cute Charleen, great idea!

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

I love that idea. I have tons of fun foam. I'm going to dig it out and give it a try!

Charleen said...

Stephanie D won from today!!!