10 September 2017

My handmade flower bouquet!

Sometime last week, I was invited by A better florist to join their flower arrangement workshop. While I do like flowers, I've always only enjoyed drawing them. So it was quite an adventure for me last Saturday!

The shop smells wonderful with all these flowers.

And here's our wonderful instructor who made the workshop so fun!

Here are the roses I picked,

and the bouquet I arranged with the help of the instructor.

After wrapping, here's a ig-friendly picture of the bouquet!

The main flowers are the carnation but all of my attention went to the pink roses. 

I did a quick illustration and added in words for anyone to download and use it for your own use. Have fun!

If you're looking to order some beautiful bouquets, or would like to participate in their workshops, be sure to check out their website!  

A phone wallpaper just for fun. Enjoy!

And if you'd like to get a high resolution vector image of the rose, here's a link to my digital art in my Etsy shop!

31 May 2017

StazOn ink pad review

Brand: Ink It Up
Where: PaperMarket, craft shops, online platforms
Price: About $10
Size: 4.5 x 7.5cm
Good for: Stamping on plastic, metal, glass, ceramic, laminated paper, coated paper and leather  
Properties: Raised surface (which means you can use it with stamps of any size), fast-drying solvent ink

I never had the need to stamp on plastic, which explains why I took so long to do this review. There were many colors to choose from and I decided to go with Hydrangea Blue and Teal Blue! Turns out on materials other that paper, they weren't much of a difference!

This is how they look on paper. Not fantastic. VersaColor is much better I would say.

But oh well, it is stated on the back that this is meant for plastic, glass and metal. So let's give it a shot.

When I first tried stamping on plastic, I was a little skeptical. The effect isn't impressive and the normal black one seems to look exactly like the StazOn blue ink!

Boy was I wrong. Check out the video to see how the ink stays after I tried wiping them off. Just to be sure the ink has time to dry I left it aside for about 5 minutes before doing this. 

Check it out.

Isn't it amazing? Now you can use your logo and address stamps on your plastic/ metal packaging and poly mailers!

How about a custom stamp to go with this? Check out my handmade stamps in my online shop.

Happy stamping!

26 May 2017

Something exciting is brewing!

It's finally here - a stone seal carving workshop!

Since last year I've started conducting rubber stamp carving workshops, and on and off I've been getting inquiries on whether there'll be one for stone seal carving. After much consideration and planning, I've decided to hold one at Itchy Fingers!

For this basic workshop, I'll be introducing the tools and materials, as well as all the necessary steps to complete a stone seal from start to end. You'll take home 2 hand carved stone seals (entirely carved by you!), a pouch for them as well as a red ink pad.

I'll also be sharing with you the evolution of Chinese characters so should you decide to carve your name in the ancient seal script, you'll have a better understanding of its history and significance! 

Come join me on one of these saturday afternoons! It only takes one 2-hour session to pick up the basics.

10 June, 2-4pm
24 June, 10am-12pm

If you've been wanting to pick up an interesting traditional skill, or would like to find out how your name was like 2000 years ago, or simply looking for some crafting activity, please do come down and join us! 

Click on this link to register, see ya!