A couple of you have asked for reviews and information about new ranges to be included on the blog, so here's a new feature..." A girl can never have too many...." Now I can't confess to being completely on the ball here, but I will start looking at products and stores within this feature to introduce you or highlight places to shop and brands to drool over. Look out for lots of sneak peeks in January as the main industry conference takes place.
So, what do I have first for you.... Stamps!
You know I'm a lover of all things Tim Holtz, especially his stamps. I'm also a huge fan of red rubber stamps. You get nice clean crisp images from them as I often find acrylic stamps can spread a little if you're not careful. My second favourite stamps are Paper Artsy Stamps, which you can buy direct from them at http://shop.paperartsy.co.uk/index.asp.
If you are still looking for some Christmas stamps then check put these beauties. You can find them in the “Hot Picks” section of the shop along with a couple of other Christmas sets.
Paper Artsy sell their stamps as cling mounted so you can use them with your acrylic block, or for slightly less, un-mounted. You can use a glue stick to attach them to your block or mount them yourself with EZMount which you can buy in sheets roughly A4 size for about £5.00.
A quick note on EZMount. There are two products that you can use to mount your rubber stamps so that you can use them with an acrylic block, EZMount and KlingOn. I would recommend EZMount as the foam is firmer and slightly thicker giving you a better impression when you stamp, and a longer lasting product. If you want to mount your own stamps then a must is an investment in some of the Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors as you will need the none-stick coating when cutting the foam as it is VERY sticky.