By Dawn Lewis
Pencil with an eraser on the end
Inkpads – white, orange, light blue and black
On a scrap of grid paper, draw a cross, from corner to corner in a single grid space with the pencil.
Centre the pencil eraser over the cross and press down firmly.
This will transfer the image to the eraser … now you have your pattern!
Use the craft knife to cut away the parts of the eraser between the lines (the negative space), about 2mm deep.
Use your finger to rub away any pencil that is left on your new eraser stamp.
Lightly mark your grid paper in the top and left margin at 10 and then 20 grids. This helps with placement.
Ink up your cross stamp with white ink (I used Stampin’ Up Whisper White), and stamp a cross in every white square of the chart. Re-ink after each cross has been stamped.
When all the white crosses are done, clean your stamp by tapping onto a piece of scrap paper until no more ink comes off. Resist the urge to rub it clean, as you will wear away your design.
Ink up your stamp with light blue ink (I used Stampin’ Up Bashful Blue) and stamp all the background grid spaces. Note: I did this after I stamped with orange, and you can see which blue stamp in the bottom line (centre) was contaminated with orange ink. Clean stamp.
Ink up the stamp with orange ink (I used Stampin’ Up Really Rust) and stamp all the orange fox grid spaces. Clean stamp.
Ink up the stamp with black ink (I used Memento Tuxedo Black) and stamp the black grid spaces. Clean stamp.
Cut out your design and use it on a card, artwork or just frame it!
Here’s my inspiration for my stamped fox