A simple yet effective way to bring your papercraft projects to life, triple stamping is a handy technique to have up your sleeve when it comes to creating show-stopping cards and stationery! You can stamp onto squares, circles, or any shape you want, to create […]
Whilst we all love the way stamps enable us to add an intricate outline, background or illustration to a project in a matter of seconds, sometimes figuring out how to add colour to that design can leave us stumped! If you’re looking for a new […]
Love stamping, but looking for a quick and easy way to add a little extra dimension to flat designs? Louise Dunbar has the perfect layered stamping hack right here! This simple yet effective approach to creating card fronts that pack a little extra punch is a great way to bring your stamp sets to life – and it’s easy to achieve in just a few simple steps! Check out Louise’s step-by-step layered stamping project below, and have a play around with your own stamp collection to see what you could produce…
Looking for an eye-catching way to breathe life into your stamping projects this year? Resist stamping might be the perfect technique for you! It’s an easy technique to master, and will make you look at your stamp stash in a completely different way. Essentially, the […]
Do you want your papercraft creations to come alive in a matter of seconds? Then stamping may well be the perfect technique for you! Stamping is favoured by many crafters, as it’s quick, accessible, inexpensive and not at all complicated to master! Whether you’ve always been […]
Ever wondered how to add gorgeous texture to your crafts? Stylish embossing is something you can achieve at home, with just a few crafty essentials! Embossed designs are produced using your favourite stamps (or hand drawn designs, if you’re feeling super-creative!), plus a special ink, and special powder. Once the designs are stamped in the ink, the area is covered with embossing powder, which melts when heated to create a wonderfully embossed finish! It’s a great technique utilised by papercrafters everywhere. Want to learn more on how you too can achieve incredible embossing results? Our papercrafting expert Sara Naumann breaks down the embossing process into easy-to-follow steps, and shares some fantastic project ideas for you to try!
Keen to start stamping? Perhaps you’re a beginner to stamping, and not sure where to begin? Or maybe you’re just searching for a few stamping tips and tricks to take your stamping from average to awesome? Then you’re in exactly the right place! Expert papercrafter, […]
Last year, we launched Heffy Doodle on Create & Craft – and it’s been a big hit with papercrafters! Since you all adore crafting with the lovely Lesley Oman’s quirky doodles, and smile-inducing sentiments, we thought it was about time we shared another inspiration-filled post, […]
Hold on to your ink pads, stampers, we’ve a brand new and very exciting stamp range that you won’t want to miss! The stunning Sweet Dixie Stamps will be demonstrated by none other than the incredibly talented Hannah Oxberry! You simply mustn’t miss this opportunity – watch Hannah showcase these designs, and exactly what you can do with them…
Lydia Evans from Altenew has got this blooming lovely project for you! Let us know what you think and tag is in your makes on social!
With so much love for the Craftwork Cards Stamp Sheets, the Craftwork Cards gang thought it was time to design the ultimate Craftwork Cards Guide to stamping – the Stamp It with Craftwork Cards Collection! See the Exclusive Launch on Create and Craft, Thursday 22nd September at 8AM!
Hunkydory have done it again! Be sure to grab your seats in front of the TV this Saturday, 20th August for the World Exclusive Launch of the ‘For the Love of Stamps’ on Create and Craft TV!
All the way from the USA, we have the fabulous Lindy’s Stamp Gang launching in our Birthday event on 14th April at 12PM! Learn some brand new techniques and expand your crafting world using the gorgeous range of embossing powders and sprays from Lindy’s Stamp Gang.
Bringing the ancient art of block printing to the modern day, Blockwallah Wooden Stamps are hand carved in India so each one is unique and speaks of the craftsmanship of its artist. Read on to find out about the extraordinary story of Blockwallah…
Blockwallah meaning ‘Block’ (Stamps) + ‘wallah’ (Hindi for seller) is a Finnish-Indian family company that works directly with rural Indian artisans to produce hand crafted wooden printing blocks.
Blockwallah is run by Laura, a Finn living in India and her Indian partner. The duo strongly believe in ethical work practices as well as dignity of labour. “We feel that a business must benefit everybody involved as well as make a difference to the society we live in.” The company empowers impoverished women in India by providing them with employment throughout the production process. If it wasn’t for Blockwallah these skilled women would be struggling to survive so the craft company is a blessing for them. Add to that the fantastic stamps they each create, the Blockwallah company is compassionate, admirable and well-respected and produces premium products which are highly intricate that you cannot get anywhere else.
The art of block-printing goes back over a thousand years, practised by traditional artisans across the country. Blockwallah have helped to revive this tradition and each are hand carved by skilled artisans in rural India. The carving is done on sustainable hard wood, Shesham wood, which is also known as Indian Rosewood.
It’s a really simple process yet the creativity is boundless. Blockwallah stamps can be used on fabric or paper, clay, body art and even for making soap! Easy to use, to store, and to clean, these blocks promise a long printing life.
Crafted in a range of contemporary and traditional designs these wooden stamps will give your art a truly authentic quality. And because each one is hand-made, you can be rest assured that your stamp is entirely unique.
When printing on fabric or paper, use a soft-surface – for example; putting a towel on a work table or using an ironing board. Apply the paint on a sponge (kitchen sponges are great!) and tap the paint to the stamp. Then print!
It’s best to use liquid paints with Blockwallah stamps. That way your print will be clear and rich. Fabric paints and acrylic paints generally work well on both fabric and paper.
Blockwallah stamps can be used time and time again. Simply wash the stamps with water and a brush, dry them well with a soft cloth and store them safe for the next time.