By Jil M. Robertson
I used Sierra Print Artist 4.0 Platinum. It is my understanding that you can use any program that has an option for TILE in the print options ( you'll understand where that fits in later on!)
Feel free to e-mail me with any questions & I'll do my best to help you out.
Seperate from the computer, I prepare my image. I use a postcard sized sheet of paper and stamp and color my image. Bold colors turn out great.
I stamped this with black Memories Ink & colored with Lyra watercolor crayons.
Woman - Enchanted Ink; Column - Stamp Cabana; Key - Above the Mark; Background & Postcard - Tin Can Mail.
I then put it on my scanner towards the center of the flat bed. That way it's all ready when I get ready to use it. Some good ideas for a stamp is scenery, or fantasy. A collage also makes a beautiful stamp.
For ideas think of some stamps you've received. Animals, photo's & even the PSX botanicals would make great stamps. Imagine making a sheet of stamps for someone's birthday. Use their photo & put their age as the postage amount. Cut out 6 or 8 of the stamps with your postage edged scissors and atach it to the front of theire birthday card. I also like the idea of a series or stamps like the post office does, like maybe 4 botanicals. I did four fantasy images all done in a very similar style for a page for the paper study. The ideas are endless!