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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

My Creative Classroom - Rubber Stamping Back to Basics Wk 4 (part i)

My homework for week 4 has been severely interrupted - a faulty printer which my husband & I tried to install wirelessly with my lovely MAC. A replacement arrived but turned out to be faulty as well  when we attempted to install that (according to Apple & Epson this is extremely unusual). Then there was the continuing saga of my Dell laptop (now serviced & returned from Dell UK Hardware Support, & after a few hours with Software Support at the end of a phone to get it set up wirelessly, it will function until it chooses to go slow & need Software Support again - for a fee - to sort it out. Armed with that information the Dell is relegated to living under the dining room table until we can find somewhere else for it to be stored & the Dell printer to a photocopying machine).

We shall wait to purchase another printer - taking my MAC into Cardiff's Apple Centre &  picking one that they have for it to be installed there. We will then take said printer home via a 2 hour bus ride. Should be interesting but we've had enough for the moment & I've lots of homework to catch up on. It's a good job both of us are retired, but there are other matters of life to take care of too besides computers & crafting. I am still aiming to work with digi images but that is some time away now & in the meantime I have plenty to learn about techniques & colouring.

Bleeding Inkpads
Stamps: Hobby Art
 Medium: Nick Bantock Inkpads 

Direct to Rubber
Stamps: Elusive Images
Medium: Daler-Rowney Artists' Watrercolour Pencils, Whispers Strokes Marker

Stamps: Elusive Images
Medium: Daler Rowney Artist's Watercolour Pencils, Whispers Strokes Markers

Stamps: Elusive Images
Medium: Whispers Strokes Markers

Bleeding Inkpads & Direct to Rubber
Stamps: Elusive Images
Medium: Nick Bantock Inkpads, Whispers Strokes Markers

The final example was one of those where I discarded the image as I had a pooling of water on the leaf with attendant smudging & the background I'd been rather disappointed with. Both pieces were in the bin & kept winking at me - so I retrieved them & fiddled a bit.


Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh, I just love seeing all of your "homework" , it must be fun to be trying so many different techniques.

Lorraine said...

oh wow paula you have been so busy i love seeing all of your different techniques you have been working on is amazing and they are all so beautiful too xx

Debgem said...

Paula - you've been busy!! I really like the bleeding inkpads - I'm going to try that this evening. And the leaf card is just great - goes to show that "mistakes" often aren't!!
Deborah x

Rica said...

All Gorgeous Paul, I particularlu love those beautiful Irises. An seeing all the different techniques.

Computers - printers - when man is talking about flying to Mars, howcome we have so much trouble with them. Do wish they'd sort them out first.

Please don't look for me at the NEC on Sunday -
I'm going on Saturday. Seeing as you are so lovely and leave me fabulous comments I won't buy everything up - I'll leave you some things.

hugs Heather xx

Louise said...

WOW! Paula I love to see all of your homework :)
And taking part of your giant steps is so great :) Although I admire your work already I think it just keeps getting better.
Hugs and have a great weekend :)