Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stamping with Clear Acrylic Stamps

Clear Acrylic Stamps, I have discovered the versatility of these stamps and it has become one of my favourite tools for scrapbooking, especially as you can use them over and over. I keep most of mine of stamps in CD covers, which also double ups as an acrylic block. You can see exactly where you are stamping because you can see through the case. And if some of the pattern doesn’t come out the first time, you can re-ink that part of the stamp, which hasn’t appeared and carefully restamp over the top of the first image.
There are so many creative ideas to add interest to your scrapbook page by just using a stamp.

Once you have stamped with your ink, for example, you can then apply some kindy glitz or rhinestones to sections. Your stamps don’t have to be ink, I have also used paint.

Try inking your stamp, then lightly spray water onto your stamp then apply to paper – this gives a watercolour effect.

You can stamp on different mediums such as chipboard, transparencies, buttons etc. There are so many possibilities, it is only your imagination that limits you.
To keep them clean, depending on what type of medium you have used, either baby wipes or wash them in some mild soapy water and pat dry. Don’t leave them to soak in water though, as they could loose their shape abit.

Also check out “you tube” there are lots of different stamping technique videos on there.

My examples, nothing spectular, that I quickly made up this morning are: L is on a wooden letter, O on actuate with StazOn Cherry Pink, V is inked chipboard and used Brilliance StarLite Silver for the stars and the E was lightly sprayed with water.

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