Tips & Techniques Tuesday - Vase Technique

Published on 4 July 2023 at 09:00

Are you ready to find out how I made my tall vases from June 2023 Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit?  When I tell my Paper Pumpkin Club members to save everything from the kit, there is a reason.  Today I will show you a way to take the negative from the vase and create more vases to take that Paper Pumpkin kit the extra mile.


Ink color of choice (I used Night of Navy)

the negative pieces from the die cuts vases in the kit as show in pic.

Acrylic Block D

Basic White CS scrap

Step 1:

Completely ink your acrylic block with ink and set it over the negative vase piece, leaving it there for a few seconds and then add pressure, lift straight up so you get the impression of the vase on your block.

Depending on the juiciness of the ink pad, you will get different effects.  You can swipe the block across the ink pad to give a different look or you can just stamp straight down on the ink pad with the block.  Experiment to see what you like. 



Step 2:

Take the impression left on your acrylic block and stamp it on your basic white card stock.  Again, don't just stamp it down, let it set for a few seconds for the ink to soak in.  Lift up and you have your impression of the vase.





Step 3

Fussy cut your vase out and use on your project as I did in Card 4 on my Paper Pumpkin Alternatives - Part 1 post.










Alternate techniques to try:

Alternate ways to use the negative vase stencil is to add cardstock behind the cutout as shown in pic (sorry it is so inked up; but it has been used many many times) and use ink and blender pens to create a different look.  Another way to use the negative is to use a stamp to decorate your vase after you have stamped a light color using the method shown. Or...use your blending brushes to blend a vase. 

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