Fly Home Little Bird! I have been stamping on fabric with our rubber stamps and stitching on top of the stamped image with embroidery thread. Here is a tip if you want to give this technique a try: Stamp with Ranger Archival Ink or Staz On Ink. Let the ink dry for an hour or so and then heat set the ink on the WRONG side of the fabric with NO STEAM. Here is a link to the Bird Stamp that I used for the stitching: Fly Home Little Bird Rubber Stamp Have any of you been doing any stitching? Years ago I did a lot of embroidery on denim work shirts with simple stitches. Everything that is old is new again - right?
A Butterfly Beautiful Sunday to all of you! What have you art girls been making lately? We know for sure there is a lot of book making and stamping going on out there. How about posting a little show and tell about your work in progress? Are there any tips and techniques you would like to share? What are your favorite color combinations? Way back when - we did an Artist Trading Card swap and the theme was Your 2 Favorite Colors. Anybody remember that? Do you still make Artist Trading Cards? Tell your thoughts over on our Facebook Page - here is the link: Red Lead Facebook Fan Page
Brave Wings Butterfly Book Kit! Spring has sprung and all of the butterflies are gathering at Red Lead. New Book Kit, stencils, collage sheets, rubber stamps, plus more are in the shop today. Lots of new art, tips, and techniques too. Our hope is that you will be inspired to share our spring has sprung happiness and make something butterfly beautiful today! Here is the link to the new Butterfly Book:
Making Easter Cards and Tags! Are you making anything for Easter yet? Cards, Tags, Coconut Cake? I have been making cute stuff with our stamps and bunny chip board. Way back when I made cup cakes topped with green coconut grass, pink jelly beans, and yellow peeps. Is there anything that you make that is a every year at Easter thing? New Easter rubber stamps, spring collage sheets, and more on the website today! Here is the link to our Here Comes Spring Collection:
New Easter Art Kit! Save 25% now thru March 14. 2017. Make this darling Easter kit and personalize with your favorite photos. The kit is made in the USA of premium quality natural wood that is easy to paint with acrylic paints. This darling finished Easter kit was made by Chris - I love the way she stenciled in color on color with one our most popular stencils - the small polka dot. Are you guys dying eggs this year? I got my Martha Stewart magazine yesterday and the cover has rubber stamped Easter Eggs! I'm going to give this a try and will do a show and tell if I have any success. Planting my lettuce today - what are you up to? Here is the link to the new Easter Art Kit:
It's not too late to make something sweet for Valentine's Day and we made it even sweeter with our We Heart You sale! Rubber stamps, washi tapes, stencils, stickers, buttons, and more are all included in the sale - and when items are sold out we will not be restocking! Here is the link to the sale: https://www.redleadpaperworks.com/collections/sale
Brave Wings Butterfly Book Kit Brave Wings Butterfly Book Kit! Spring has sprung and all of the butterflies are gathering at Red Lead. New Book Kit, stencils, collage sheets, rubber stamps, plus more are in the shop today. Lots of new art, tips, and techniques too. Our hope is that you will be inspired to share our spring has sprung happiness and make something butterfly beautiful today!
Artisan Inks Learn more! Watch the videos demonstrating how to use the 23 beautiful Artisan Inks colors.
Make Spring Pretties
Make Spring Pretties A First Day of Spring Tutorial with tips and techniques on how to crackle acrylic paint, make a Bird Song frame, colorize tags with Artisan Inks plus more!