Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Splitcoast Tutorial: Mirror Image Stamping

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a new twist on a reflection effect - Lydia brings us her Mirror Image Stamping technique. Using the MISTI and a solid background stamp, you can get a perfect reflective image.

I used a Phyllis Harris set from Unity called Always from the Heart, and just created an extra little pool for these sweet friends to be standing in. Since the pool is colored first, their little feet ended up a bit blue, but that sort of works too. I also noticed that those two little dots in the sky were intended to be birds, but the pencil sketching didn't render well - I think I'll just trim those out. After stamping, the rest of the background was colored with PanPastels, and the girls were colored with Coloursoft pencils.

I've done a reflective technique using acetate, but using the MISTI lets you use a solid rubber stamp to get a more precise image. I didn't have a solid stamp so I used the back of a naked rubber background stamp, and that worked pretty well.

Hope you're having a good week - I'm still sorting and packing, and I added just a few items to my for sale page - you can check that HERE, and please email me if you'd like something!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WHAT A SWEET IMAGE & CARD! It reminds me of my best friend & myself. LOL You've done a FABULOUS JOB on this Dina! ;)

  2. Mirror image stamping is always a cool technique but the stamp you chose is so perfect. What a delightful scene. Thank you for the lovely card I received this week and for you kind words. I'm praying about your upcoming steps and decisions.