How-to: Reflection Technique for stamping

During tomorrow's class, one of the techniques we'll be using is the Reflection Technique. It's always fun to have another way to use stamps, isn't it? This one is great, especially for outdoor images.
  • First, stamp your image onto your main card stock panel.
  • Next, stamp the same image again onto a piece of clear acetate or window sheet.
  • Turn this second image face down, being careful to line it up under the original image.
  • Press your hand over the acetate and lightly run your hand over it. This will help to insure that your entire image is transferred.
  • Even on smooth cardstock, you'll notice that the entire image does not transfer. This is ok - this is just a reflection and should just give a hint of the image.
  • Color in your image using your preferred coloring method. Remember that the reflected image will be a softer version of whatever you do up top. 
Quick note - if you are watercoloring the top image you can stamp it with StazOn. However, when you stamp onto the acetate use a Classic Stampin' Pad (dye ink). StazOn stays on the acetate and doesn't transfer! Go on.... ask me how I know! ;)

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Well Scripted
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy, Hostess package Designer Series Paper
Tools/Other: Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Brayer, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Jumbo Oval punch, 1/4" Navy grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
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