The Misti from My Sweet Petunia is a stamping tool that will take your work to the next level. This week in the CLASSroom we've been featuring this fabulous precision stamping tool. There's so many different ways to use it and I'm excited about how it makes even a beginner stamper, stamp like a pro.
One of the techniques that the Misti makes so much easier is two-step or three-step stamping. Layering those images perfectly together can be a constant headache when stamping by hand but today I'll show you how simple it is with the Misti.
I'm also featuring the Painted Rose stamp set from Altenew. It's absolutely gorgeous and makes stunning large layered blossoms.
Here's what the stamp set looks like. You can see how the images layer together and there are beautiful sentiments included as well.
To use the Misti you simply open it up and hold the card stock in place with magnets. You can also place it more securely in the corners if you don't plan on stamping off the edges. I've lined it up with the included grid paper pad. My paper pad is a little wrinkly looking but it does not come that way. I had a little craft room mishap...well, flood...and it got a little damp just before I was creating this project.
To begin stamping, place your UNINKED stamp face DOWN on top of the card stock layer.
Then bring the hinged clear panel down and pick up the stamp. It's just like placing it on a large acrylic block!
Open the panel, ink your stamp, then press back down onto the card stock layer. That's it!
Now to get the 2nd layer of stamping, you take the next size of rose image and place the CLEAN stamp facedown on the image. Line it exactly where you want it. It makes this sooo much easier to do when you can line it up uninked. That's the beauty of the Misti. Again, bring the acrylic hinged layer down, pick up the stamp, ink it, then press onto the card stock.
Repeat the same steps by lining up the top rose image, inking, then stamping.
It will look something like this. I've used Avery Elle pigments ink and the product links are listed below.
Once the rose is finished, move onto the second rose image and repeat all the same steps.
Yes, using the Misti will take a tiny bit longer but you're actually saving time as there will be no inky mishaps!
Once the roses are done, fill in the greenery layers by using exactly the same steps as before. I'm loving how easy this makes layered stamp images! It's always difficult to judge exactly where you are lining up the stamp when your hand is in the way.
And of course, the Misti really shines when stamping sentiments. If you've ever stamped a sentiment, then I'm pretty sure you ruined a card or layer at least once! Those sentiments can be hard to stamp perfectly lined up and perfectly inked.
To use the Misti to stamp a sentiment, first lay out your sentiment stamps where you want them. Uninked of course!
Press the top down to pick up the sentiments and make sure they are lined up perfectly straight on those grid lines. Ink the sentiment then stamp. If for some reason you didn't ink it well enough, you should be able to reink the stamp and restamp in EXACTLY the same place! Love it!
Here's what my stamped panel looked like at this point. It's pretty but I wanted to add just a few more finishing touches.
Sponging ink along the top and part of the sides gives a graduated effect and ties it together.
Next for a little dimension I added small dots of Liquid Applique. Don't let them dry but inside...give them a little blast of heat with the Heat Tool!
They will puff up and make darling little white blossoms to accent the design. Easy and oh so pretty!
Have you tried the Misti! It's the perfect tool for making stamping a million times easier...and no more wasted paper!
Thanks for joining me today in the CLASSroom! Happy stamping!