Today’s free stamp pattern is nautical in nature.
You know the drill: save the photo below, reduce or expand according to the size of your rubber block, and go crazy with your X-acto knife
I have found out that watercolor wash is the perfect backing for papercutting pieces. This is a scientific discovery brought about by rigorous scrutiny of Instagram photos hashtagged #papercutting. In conclusion, it’s a pretty solid assertion.
Here is my latest papercutting piece. The backing is watercolor in an ombre style.
Here is the very simple process to achieving said watercolor backing style:
There is a noticeable lack of dressmaking in this house. What with shop production and orders, it looks like I have been making nothing but purses for months and months. While I am more than ready to dive head first into making dresses again, a voice in my head is telling me that I should take baby steps. Because 1) I have not decided what to make first and have been vacillating between dresses and skirts, 2) I may not have enough fabric for a nice dress (or skirt), 3) I feel like I should lose several pounds first before sewing something to wear, 4) I am not sure if I could finish sewing a dress (or skirt) with so many items to make for the shop, and 5) I have been questioning my twee taste in self-made dresses (and skirts).
Such drivel for an issue that should really not be an issue at all. I KNOW.
But I did take baby steps and yes, said steps took me right to the twee direction. *sigh*
The pocket is cute, though, so no regrets. And I provided a tutorial and free pattern so I hope you forgive the drama above.