Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Young at Heart

Hello all,

 I've got another Oldie but Goodie for you today.  I love this series of senior citizens stamps.  The company that makes them has made a change to the way the manufacture the stamps.  I think there are some issues, my hope is they will notice the same issues I did and make some changes.

The new images are being produced in polymer rather than rubber.  The polymer is cheap in quality and doesn't hold the ink as well.  When you stamp the image it is rough.  I tried a few different types of inks and cleaning the surface, but the image wasn't crisp.   I really liked the stamps...so I thought I'd color it up anyway and see what happens.  In the end, I really liked how the card turned out.

 In the close up, you can see the un-crisp lines.  I stamped the greeting that came in the set, but it was hard to read.  So I used a multi-liner pen to trace the lines.  In making future cards, I'll just come up with an alternative sentiment.   So Sad...not a fan of cheap Polymer stamps.  This set was just too cute to pass up.  

Copics used:

Green: G21, G24, G28
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Red: R24, R29, R39
Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shoes and Hat: E30, E31, E33, E37(as shadow)
Glass: B000, G20, R02
Ground: W3, W1, W0, 0
Dog: E31, E33, E35, E37 --100 for his nose.
Shirt: C3, C1, C0, 0

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