Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Craft Stamper Challenge: Science Concertina Tag Book

My latest challenge is from Craft Stamper magazine.  The Take It, Make It Challenge.  This challenge was to make something inspired by one of the techniques from Craft Stamper during 2014.

Since reading one of the issues from this year, I had been meaning to try and make some backgrounds with scraps of cardboard and acrylic paint.  So, my inspiration is from; Masterclass: Stamping with Corrugated Card by Claudia Neubacher, September 2014 issue.

I started by making the corrugated card printing blocks and sealed them with three coats of matt varnish.

Using a brayer, acrylic paint (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish) was applied to the card and printed on my favourite sized giant tags made from the super versatile white card from papermilldirect.co.uk.

Different colours were applied using the corrugated card to five tags.  The teal coloured paint was also applied to the edges of the tags with a dry brush.

Using a mixture of stamps with a scientific theme, some stamped directly onto the tag and some onto white card then cut out, each tag was decorated before the tag book was put together.

Red 'splats' and black 'scratchy edges' were stamped on each tag (Versafine, Crimson Red and StazOn, Black).

A single colour was added to some of the decoupaged stamped images using stormy sky Distress Ink pen and a watercolour brush.  Some of these elements were mounted flat to the tag with PVA, others were added with dimensional gel glue.

Once all the glue was dry, the tags were joined together with tabs and co-ordinating ribbon added.

I will definitely be using this technique again, I love the final result.

Here's all the stamps used for the project;
Stampers Anonymous - Bitty Grunge CMS089
Stampers Anonymous - Laboratoire CMS173
Stampers Anonymous - Poisonous CMS171
Stampers Anonymous - The Chemist CMS172
IndigoBlu - Sarah's Choice
Stamping All Day - Top Secret
Crafty Individuals - CI-360 Poison and Danger
Hero Arts - AC026 Brush Strokes
Trodat Printy 4846


  1. Very impressive! Thanks for joining in at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  2. Wow this is amazing - love that technique but haven't used it yet - you have used the technique perfectly

    Mines on my blog
    HERE it would be great if you had time to come take a look
    X Hilda

  3. That's a fabulous make, love the corrugated card tags, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  4. Love your corrugated print backgrounds! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge.

  5. This is fabulous! Thanks for joining in with the Take It Make It Challenge ... good luck! Linda x

  6. Gorgeous in every way, brilliant take on the technique!
    Thanks for joining in at the Take it Make it challenge xxx

  7. Love this, the colours, composition, everything! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

  8. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :D, Alex