You can achieve a whole new look on your scrapbook layouts with just a bit
of acrylic paint and stamps from your collection. To get started
stamping on your layouts, you'll need acrylic paint in the color(s) of your
choice and one or two (or more!) of your favorite stamps. Test drive
your stamp and paint on scrap paper before stamping on your layout, just to
make sure the image stamps as you expect it.
Keep in mind when selecting stamps to use with paint, that it's best to
choose stamps that do not have a lot of detail as paint does not transfer as
clearly as ink. Also, when stamping letters, like I did for the title on
this layout, use clear stamps or a stamp alignment tool to ensure your
letter positioning is accurate.
|Apply Paint with a|
Paint Dabber or Paint Brush
First apply a layer of paint onto your stamp using either a paint brush
or a Paint Dabber as I did here. A Paint Dabber will create a more
uneven look than what you can achieve with a paint brush... I happened to
like the uneven distribution of paint created from the Paint Dabber as well
as the fact that I didn't have to clean a paint brush when I was finished!
|Stamp onto Your|
Project and Heat Set with a Heat Gun
Stamp the image onto your layout and then dry and set the paint with your
heat gun to greatly reduce drying time.
You can use this stamp with paint technique to add both embellishments
and titles to your next papercraft project like I did for this layout.
|"Home Wrecker" Layout|
by Beth Moore
I really like the rustic results that paint and stamps achieved on this
"Home Wrecker" layout that features the youngest addition to our furry
GCD Studios supplies used to create this layout include, Material
Girls Collection, "It's
in the Bag", "Kiss
and Make-up", and "Sugar
and Spice," as well as The
Little Lovebirds Lace Cut from the Sweet
Paint: Jenni bowlin Acrylic Paint Dabber
Stamps: Jillibean Soup "Home Tweet" and KI
Memories "Alphabet Stamps", Papertrey Ink: 2009 Autumn Tags
Cardstock: Bazzill: "Kraft", Papertrey
Ink: "Vintage Cream"
Ink: Stampin' Up: "Regal Rose"
Embellishments: Pebbles Candydots: "Brown"
and decorative tape from my stash
Other Supplies: Scallop and Circle Punches
and Fiskars Top Crest Border Punch