Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Video Tutorial - Blurred Focus and Water Stamping Techniques

In this 2-part tutorial, I will be showing you how to make cool wire-bound notepads like the ones shown above - perfect as stocking stuffers or teacher gifts!

In part 1, we'll look at 2 interesting stamping techniques, one using water instead of ink, and one using a single inkpad for a tone-on-tone effect (you can use different colours too, like I did with the image of the two girls above).

In part 2 (tomorrow) we'll focus on the basics of binding projects with the Bind-it-all machine, including a fool-proof method of easily positioning your holes on projects longer than 3 inches! I know from the emails I've received in the past that many of you are intimidated by binding with more than 6 holes, as you're concerned about knowing where to punch the holes correctly. Hopefully that problem will be a thing of the past! There will also be a chance to win one of the samples I made during the video!!

If you're not familiar with techniques of blending distress inks, start by checking out my earlier tutorial here!

video

49 comments :

Anonymous said...

Dan!
Thanks for the video...
I love that you are starting
at the beginning or basics.
I have stamps but am still new
to stamping.

Denise

Tinks said...

Thanks Dan! I love your tutorials. You make it look sooo easy! I can't wait to try the water stamping technique and I'm looking forward to part 2 tomorrow!

Cheers,
Tinks (from the SCAL yahoo group)

Tammy said...

Very cool techniques. It makes me want to start stamping.

Sheree said...

Very cool video, Dan. The quality was great on my monitor. Well, after buying every color of alcohol inks-yesterday-I find I need to return to the shop and pick up the distress pads (and apparently, a Cropper Hopper tin to hold them. I already have a labeler).

I'm looking forward to seeing the BIA video. That's on my list to investigate. THANKS!

Sheree

Anonymous said...

Dan, Thanks for sharing so generously with all of us. Your video is great! You make your instructions so clear and easy to follow. I look forward to learning more from you!
Gale M.

voodoo vixen said...

Good one Dan!! Andf this time I actually have my supplies and give it go!!

Heather said...

Awesome techniques Dan!!! Love your video tutorials!!!!

misteejay said...

Another great vid...thank you for this it might be just what I need to get me 'playing' a bit more with my stamps.

Toni :o)

Catherine said...

A fantastic tutorial. I love all distressing effects but have no idea how to do it. Thanks I will have a go at it today.

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Excellent vids Dan. Really clear and easy to follow, well done

Jennie said...

Great video Dan :) xxx

Molsmum said...

Excellent - thanks Dan

Yorkshire Tea Jenny said...

I am no goof at stamping - but perhaps I will get better learning from a master!! Love those notebooks.Donna x

AngelaC said...

WOW what great techniques Dan! Thanks so much for sharing these... I must try them out, although I don't think I'll be as confident (or accurate) as you when stamping for the second time.

Eleni said...

Thank you Dan ... I always find your tutorials most educational!! :)))

Saundra said...

Hooray! What a lovely video tutorial. I love it. I will be back to check out the others to come. thanks!

Corrina said...

Thanks for another great tutorial Dan, you always make the techniques so easy to understand and clear.

Corrina

Hysteri-CAL said...

Great tut Dan !

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan! You make it all look so easy. Can't wait to try this.
Laura

Ellen said...

brilliant tuut , you can hardly go wrong with these instructions, I cannot wait till tomoorow for episode two.
off to try this one out now.

Lady said...

Great video Dan, you are a natural so keep on making them PLEASE! Now I have to go look for more colors of distress ink....hmmmmm a reason to go shopping (like I need more stuff) LOL
Dawn

Andrea said...

WOW agin you have taught me new things, love the easy explanations you give, your a natural teacher of art Dan, thankyou so much for sharing your talent with us x

Dorothy said...

Hi Dan!!
that was a great tutorial!!
Thank YOu!!
Dorothy

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Tinuke007 said...

Fantastic!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much. I can't wait to see the bind it all one!!

hilmof said...

Thanks so much Dan - Brilliant!!!and you make it look so easy

Pam said...

Thanks dan-I'm just starting out with distress inks and your tutorials have been so helpful-and freely given, much appreciated.

Linda Elbourne said...

I am ver ver excited Dan - tis a bit late for me tonight ... but I shall treat myself to s viewing tomorrow night ... really looking forward to it XXXX

CJ said...

Hi, recently found your blog and just love your technique videos and your style of stamping.
Great stuff!!!

Tam said...

O this is so cool and I learn something from you everytime.
Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent.

Netti said...

Love your tutorials, Dan. I've been away from my PC and from creating for a few months but raring to go again now and these techniques have got me reaching straight for my stamps and Distress Inks - ta very much and keep up the good work!!!

BurningRubber said...

What a great tutorial! I have been stamping for years and rarely find something new to play with, but I realy like this and you did a great job of showcasing it. Thanks, Viki aka Burningrubber

Anonymous said...

wonderful tutorial!!!! thanks for showing me how it works.

now I really want one!!!!

lorene

Anonymous said...

I love the tutorial!! I'm new and need all the help I can get.

Thanks!
Rain

Anonymous said...

Dan, that was amazing. I don't have any reason to have a BIA,but now I want one...You should be ing of the enablers.. Thank yo for the video, Sheri swillsh@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

Awesome techniques! Thanks for sharing!
Cheers
Liz

Julie said...

Thanks for making this tutorial. going to give it a go!

Veronica said...

Hi Dan, fabulous videos, very informative!!. Your getting to be pretty good at this, young man, watch out the Beeb will be snapping you up soon. Thanks for your hard work... Ronnie

Vicki W said...

Dan,
Your tutorials are excellent! I only wish I had half of your creativity! I think I need to go out and get some distress inks!!

Vicki W.

Annette said...

Fab stuff Dan - love the video

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan! Your tutorials are really good. I'm learning a lot.

Kim M.

Angie C said...

Great tutorial Dan, thanks for showing us new techniques - I'm hoping to have a "play" today.

Joy said...

Fantastic technique Dan - thanks xx

Anonymous said...

Just a note to say thank you Dan
Crafty stamper that you am!
I learn so much, just a beginner me
Lots of tips inspiring to see,
Imagination is being stirred
Your blog and knowledge much preferred.
Marilynn

Liverpool Lou said...

Another one I'll have to come back to. The notebooks are fab Dan :)
Anne x

Jaqi said...

Thanks Dan, That was explained so clearly , I look forward to your next tutorial, thanks Jaqi

Tam said...

TY Dan for the finish up of this tutorial. I just got my BIA this week. The new pink one. Yum. But was glad to see how to continuously punch. Will be good on my 2 scrapbooks I have ready to bind.
TFS

Anke said...

Wonderful tutorial Dan.

acreativeneed said...

Fabulous tutorial! Thanks so much! I just found your blog, and will be back for more...
smiles,Deena

Daria said...

Thank you for the tutorial on these techniques.

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