Well, not really, but I've been there and back and that is the reason for my long break from blogging. I was visiting my sister Dianne, and we spent two weeks stamping and shopping. What fun!
While I was there, I prepared for my demonstration day at my Stamp Club here in Vancouver. My sister found a cool Tim Holtz technique in a 2003 Rubber Stamper magazine and together we created this sample:
This is a resist technique using manilla file folders. You simply stamp in Versamark, heat emboss using clear powder, and paint using dye re-inkers and a water pen, allowing the colours to pool together. Then you iron off the embossing leaving a faux bleach look. (The file folders have a special coating on them that makes the ink pool together.)