I suppose that comes from having too many bright and shiny things in my studio. Always something new (or old as the case may be) to catch my attention.
Am I using them right now? Read on to find out.
YES! I am actually using them a lot right now. I like to use them to create texture in my projects. Currently, my two favorite ways to use background stamps are resists and partial images.
Background Stamps #1-Partial Stamping
One of my favorite ways to use background stamps is for partial stamping. I ink just a small and random area of the stamp and then stamp it. It leaves the impression that the image is fading in and out. I find this works best with unmounted stamp, it gives me more control over how much of the image I stamp.
- Surfaces: Pattern paper, burlap paper and watercolor paper.
- Stamps: Text background stamp.
- Coloring: Ink, Paint, Distressed Stain and black pen.
- Embellishments: Cork arrow and flower, Prima flower (blue), tag, brad, ribbon, silk leaves, fall sticker and rhinestones.
- Cut tag from pattern paper. Outline with black pen.
- Cut small tag using watercolor paper. Apply stain. Partially stamp with text background stamp. Add brown paint to edges.
- Cut burlap paper into rectangle and layer onto to background tag. Dry brush with brown paint.
- Layer watercolor tag onto background tag.
- Add desired embellishments.
My second favorite technique for using background stamps is to create a resist with them. It works great with coloring mediums like Gelatos, spray ink or watercolor paints.
- Surfaces: Card stock and watercolor paper.
- Stamps: Clock and swirl background stamps, gifts and sentiment (Papertrey Ink).
- Coloring: Gelatos, black ink, blue ink, embossing ink and clear embossing powder.
- Tools: Circle punch.
- Embellishments: Clear glitter (Ranger), washi tape, Fluid Matte Medium and pop-dots.
- Stamp watercolor paper with background stamp using embossing ink. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Apply Gelatos and blend into watercolor paper.
- Cut white strip of card stock. Lightly stamp with clock background stamp. Ink with blue ink. Add to card front.
- Stamp gift image on green card stock and cut out using circle punch. Add to clock paper.
- Stamp sentiment and cut out with circle punch. Ink with blue ink.
- Apply Fluid Matte Medium to sentiment and dust with clear glitter. Allow time to dry.
- Create base card using green card stock and layer card front onto base card.
- Once sentiment is dry, layer onto card front using pop-dots.
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So what is your 'current' favorite way to use background stamps?
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