2 Jul 2012

Messy Mondays: Using stamps with paint

Good day to you bloggers. I have been experimenting with paint recently as it's an economical and very quick way to add embellishments to your layouts. I have a much neglected box of stamps which I dusted off  to use of the layouts below. 
Months ago when I was stocking up on stash I got a Jenni Bowlin for Ranger no.12 fountain pen acrylic ink dabber and then I promptly forgot about it. To be honest I wasn't sure what to do with it. But now I have discovered you simply dab it on top of the stamp and get a really clear and almost embossed image.
Here are some of the layouts that I created where I used the stamping to create backing paper. I started off with Kraft cardstock for both layouts. The layout below I used two different stamps to create a recurring pattern and then sprayed tattered angels' marshmallow glimmer mist to give the backing a nice glittery sheen and a matt finish. I also stamped on the picture using other stamps from the same set - I don't know the name of the make as I always take stamps out of their packaging to store them. I think that it makes quite a striking page which I didn't feel needed much other embellishment than a tag stamped with the title and some bakers twine. 

 This second layout was inspired by Jen's challenge over at Two Peas and I was so pleased with the effect that I will definately try it again with a different stamps. There is a video on the blog too and I love scrapping along to video's much more than written instructions. 
I used my journalling spots and the Jenni Bowlin dabber to create the recurring pattern and then added the two little pics, title and journalling. It is all about how my friend's little girl can say my husband's name so clearly when most adults struggle to say it right. It is Arne - but people often pronounce it "Arnie" or "Arn" and don't pronounce the 'e' at the end. The layout started as a status update on my facebook and then i decided to use it as a layout as I found these pics we had taken when we kidnapped her one day. (Please don't be concerned her parents were aware that the kidnapping was taking place!) 

Have you ever created a background that you were really proud of using stamps and paint? Please share it and I'll be back next Monday to share ideas for using paint and stamps to create effective page borders.


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