Friday, May 22, 2009

Etsy Front Page!

This front page was picked by Etsy Admin. I didn't get to see it up, because it was up in the middle of the night. I am so happy to have finally found my way to the front page!

Thanks to the Flickr group Etsy Front Pagers for the screenshot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Etsy Gift Guide

Audzipan Design's Basil Decor Block is featured in the "A Cozy Home" Gift Guide on Etsy! Huzzah!

Audzipan Design in the News

Letter Cork Decoupage Tile Sign: My newest item. Also, check out Audzipan's latest features:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Make Your Own Linoleum Stamp Tutorial

I recently decided to make my own stamp out of a linoleum block. I did my first lino print in 4th grade, and it's always been a favorite of mine. I documented the steps of my process so you can make your own.

1. Items needed:
-Linoleum block (found at Hobby Lobby or any other art supply store)
-Lino cutter (found at Hobby Lobby or any other art supply store)
-Mirror-imaged stamp design (very important!)
-Wide pencil (optional)
-Wood block for mounting (optional)
2. Shade over your design on the back of the paper. I used the wide pencil to make it faster.
3. Now flip your paper over (right side up) and trace over your design onto your block.
4. Use your Sharpie to fill in the design before the pencil smudges too much. Everything that is shaded black is where you don't want to cut.
5. Now get out your cutter and cut away! Be careful with the cutter, because the blades are sharp.
6. Now test your stamp! If you see anything that you don't want stamped, get your cutter and take those spots off.
7. Your stamp is done! You can glue the lino block to a piece of wood to make stamping easier and keep your block in good shape. Otherwise, it may crack in half after it has been used for a while. Thanks for reading, and good luck with your stamp-making!

Moving Sale

MOVING SALE: 20% off until the end of the month. Refunds will be issued via Paypal after payment. We are moving and would love to give you a great deal on Audzipan Design products. New products will still be added for the next week or so, then we will take a week or so break to get unpacked.

Coming Soon: Make your own stamp tutorial.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Moss Mania

Spring has brought MOSS MANIA to Audzipan Design. I also created a Treasury on Etsy filled with lovely moss-themed items. Check it out here:
moss mania treasury
Visit the items and leave a comment!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Weekend Deal 5/9-10

Audzipan Design's weekend deal for 5/9-10 is one free glass alphabet magnet (any letter A-Z) with any purchase! Enter BLOG upon checkout. Requests for certain letters will be taken, but supplies are limited.

New Items at Audzipan Design

Audzipan Design is busting out the new items right and left! Here are the latest:

Roll on over to the shop and enjoy free shipping to the USA and $1 international, every day. Mention this blog upon checkout (twoohoheight) and receive one alphabet glass magnet free while supplies last.