Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how you can stamps as pattern for painting with acrylics. This is really useful because you can extend an image to fit a shape or in this case a die.
I had always loved this gothic arch die set that I got ages ago in the bargain bin at a stamp show but the challenge came in finding stamps that filled the space well. Nothing ever seemed to fit right and the shape looked awkward on a card. I thought this owl and castle stamp would be perfect with this theme so I decided to make it work and ll show you how in today’s video! BTW if you don’t have a gothic arch die simply fold a piece of paper in half and draw half an arch and cut it out, open it up and you have a template to trace. Easy peasy!
How fun would this be as an invitation to a Halloween or Harry Potter themed birthday party? Tutorial sponsored by Top Flight Stamps! Use coupon code thefrugalcrafter10 to save 10% on your order!
Supplies from Top Flight Stamps:
Other supplies (some may be substitutes as dies were discontinued):
- Feather die
- Gothic arch nested die (I could only find this one)
- Banner die
- Heavy weight black and cream cardstock
- Grey cardstock
- Prismacolor colored pencils (black, white grey)
- White gel pen
- 6″x6″ stencil of rock wall cracks
- Foam tape
- Double stock tape (ATG)
- Cosmetic sponges for stenciling
- Sea sponge for stippling the rocks *Always wet and wring out the sponge before using and rinse afterwards to you can use the sponge for years. You can also tear up a kitchen cellulose sponge to get the same effect.
- Stamp-a-ma-jig *You can probably use a hinged stamp positioner too but this in my favorite, it is cheap and easy and small to store! *Here is a more indepth tutorial on how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig and also a way to DIY one using Legos.
A viewer on YouTube asked if he could use gouache instead of acrylics and yes, you sure can! When in doubt, try it out (it’s only a piece of paper after all!) I hope this project got you thinking about new ways to build cards and use your stamps! Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below and if you liked it please share it with a friend or pin it on Pinterest, there are handy sharing buttons below this post:) Happy crafting!
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