Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday Technique - Stamping

hi, today I want to share with you a stamping technique.

This is what you need:

1) a stamp
2) Staz-on ink ( i am using the Staz-on Opaque White)
3) Transparency

With this technique, you can create your own "Hambly".

First adhere the stamp to a acrylic block. And instead of placing the stamp on the ink, do the reverse. Place the ink onto the stamp. Like this:

Then stamp onto a transparency. You can get this from a office supply store.

And you get this clear image on transparency. You can use the whole piece.

Or I cut out the butterflies and pop it on pop-up dots. I love the 3 dimensional effect.

So, have fun with your stamps. All you need is a Staz-on ink. Enjoy!


RobinV said...

That looks really cool. Does the ink dry OK on the transparence? For the butterflies do the wings stay up for a 3-d look or do they flatten back out?

Anonymous said...

Ooo I love doing that! You can do that w/ rub-ons too... add some Crystal Effects/Diamond Glaze/Tim Holtz stuff on top to give an epoxy look @ whala! lol said...

Robin - Yes, Staz-on inks go on anything!! When you stamp, make sure to press firmly so the stamp does not move or else you get a smeared image.

To get the transparencies to 'stand up' just fold them. So, for the butterflies, cut them out and then fold along the body of the butterfly.

This is also a fun effect to use on your titles. Use a larger, bulky letter stamp to stamp your letters on the transparency. Then cut them out. Leave a little bit of the transparency along the edge of the letters. If you liked Heidi Swaps Ghost Letters, this is a way to make your own!

MyLittleTeapot said...

Wow thanks for sharing

RobinV said...

Cool.... thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

wendy! this is such a great technique!!

Peggy said...

such a fun idea! thanks for the info.

Carrie said...

Love this idea!