Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf...

Hello All! Guest Designer Peggy here, Totally stoked to be here today!
I am showing you how to Stamp and Cut your old Vinyl Records.. That's right, Cut, Stamp and Color an old Vinyl Record to make your own masterpiece. Lets get started.

Today you will need:
A Bob Seger Record , no just kidding Any vinyl record will do. 
Xacto Knife
Metal Ruler
Heat Gun/Tool
White Stazon Ink
Pair of good scissors
Perfect Pearls
I used: Gold, Blue,Green and Purple
White gesso
E6000 glue or Hot glue
Corrugated Cardboard (old box lid)


The first thing I did was to score the record to make a smaller piece to work with. I used an Xacto knife to score a line about four/five times along side my metal ruler, then I took the record and placed it on the edge of my table and snapped it off. 

With the smaller piece of vinyl I stamped using my Sin City Stamps directly onto the
vinyl with my white Stazon ink.
My white Stazon ink seems to be stickier than my other colors and not because it is dry as I used my reinker, Stazon Ink is a solvent based ink.  I used some Perfect Pearls to color it. I brushed on some color in the places I wanted color and I rubbed it off
with a paper towel and the colors stuck.
I used gold on the metal parts of the dress form and green on her bustier.
(shown a bit farther down the page)

 In this photo I was trying to get the detail of this stamp, it is amazing how deeply etched this rubber is and what a clear image I got.. (the photo is not doing it justice)

 I started to heat my image ( *** notice I did not color this image first and had to do it twice as heating it sets the color) and cut around it to make it easier to cut the edges. This process only allows for about 10-15 seconds to cut. You must reheat many times to get the image cut out. Each time you reheat it takes its original shape or any shape you give it.
 The vinyl record never loses the image nor does it distort it or the lines of music embedded in the record.

 Here I have stamped another image from Sin City Stamps and I am coloring with Perfect Pearls ***BEFORE (very important as it sets the color and ink) cutting and heating.
 All colored and being cut after many heating cycles. Even after coloring as soon as you heat set it will not come off and onto your fingers. Again to get rid of the excess I used a paper towel and rubbed it off.
After it was all cut I decided I didn't want a flat piece and I curled up some of the edges.
 Finally I use a corrugated piece of cardboard that I painted with white gesso and stamped some texture (also with Sin City Stamps) and assembled my piece. At the bottom you can see another GREAT stamp from Sin City Stamps. It is a lace border that I stamped and cut and color with the same method.

 I trimmed off the edges of the cardboard to fit the frame.
 I glued down my pieces with E6000 industrial glue and added a silver gear embellishment.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hopefully inspired you to try your own.
All of the stamps used today are from Sin City Stamps.

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