Today’s sneak peek from CHA showcases a stamp company that is new to U.S. markets. One look and I was smitten!
The company is called La Blanche, and is located in Germany. (You’ll be able to find them in the U.S. soon.) Besides the gorgeous designs, the stamps are intriguing because of how they are made. The stamps are foam-backed, making them very light, and the image is made of white silicone. When I first saw the stamps on the display board, I thought they were soaps! Because the stamps are silicone, you can impress them into hot material, such as Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.
Look at the exquisite detail! I have not had time to try the stamps out, but here are some samples from the booth:
(The boy on the mushroom looks shiny because a coat of clear embossing powder was melted over the entire image. So elegant!)
The company also carries a line of its own crisp, white paper. Before stamping for the first time, use a stamp cleaner or baby wipe to clean any release resin from the stamp. At the show, the artists were stamping in archival black ink then coloring with Ranger Distress inks. I’m thinking Memento and VersaFine would also be good choices.
I hope to report more on these after I’ve had a chance to play with them myself.
In the meantime, check out the company website at www.lablanche.eu, and tell them I sent you!
Come back for more CHA news over the next few weeks.