Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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i'm a sucker for designer stamps, there's such a vast choice & so many pretty patterns! But i also love to stamp with found objects, the possibilities are limitless. Have a look around you right now, i bet there are a handful of things you could use to create interesting stamped images with!
Here's a few ideas of things you could use for stamping to get you started: coins, the end of your pencil or pen, chicken wire, bottle tops or lids, toothbrush, bottles, jars.
On this page i used the end of a toilet roll to create my own patterned paper. i just dipped the end in acrylic paint and stamped away. Acrylic paint dries pretty quick so you won't have to wait too long before you can use it on your project.
On this page i used bubble wrap as a stamp to create a grunge effect, i even used the bubble wrap on my page once i was finished stamping!
From the kitchen you could use a fork, a wire whisk or sponge.
Have a look in your craft stash, i bet there's a few things in there that could be used as a stamp! Buttons, plastic flowers, bobbins (these can make great flowers), and corrugated cardboard can all be used. Try dipping thread in paint and swirl it around on card or wrap it around a block of wood to create a cross hatch pattern, line's or x's.
You could also try making your own images by carving patterns into things like mouse mats, cork, potatoes, clay, wood or foam. Here's a pattern i made by cutting a flower shape out of some sponge. i painted the centre with a different colour paint and used a pen to draw around the outlines to finish it off.
Having a spring clean any time soon? Before you throw those unwanted clothes out, check to see what you could re-use. Fabrics are great for stamping too, especially textured ones like corduroy. Lace and doilies can be used to create delicate patterns on your projects. Here i've covered a doily in paint before pressing down on the cardstock.
How about outside? Stamped leaves would look great on autumn pages.
What about you? Thought about using your finger prints or hands as a basis for a layout? Think of all the things you do with your hands, there's a story to tell there! You could even stamp the hand prints of your whole family, if you have kids it will be wonderful to have a record of this when they grow older.
Try using stuff as masks too. On this page i've drawn around my hand and painted the rest of the page leaving the patterned paper to show my hand print.
i hope i've given you some new ideas & you are inspired to try stamping with found objects! If you've got any more suggestions please leave it in the comments, i'd love to hear!
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Posted by Curlywiggles at 7:29 pm