Sunday, 4 January 2015
Stamped With Heart
I knew I could forge a regular heart pattern ... but how to do it in a time-saving way?
Stamping it out perhaps? Yes, but hard to get a regular grid ...
What about punched holes for stencilling?
That would work reasonably well:
I marked out 1" lines across a strip of scrap cardstock (starting ½" in from the edge) and punched a heart out at each line, taking care to place the cardstock fully into the punch slot (and lining up the lines with a small pencil mark I'd made on the punch).
Then I used the strip as a stencil and inked out 11 hearts at once! I was fairly lazy and spaced my lines of hearts quite far apart, but by varying the placement of punched shapes and the strip as a whole you can get a variety of effects.
There are more counterfeiting ideas from my fellow Master Forgers over at the CKCB today.