Lately I've had a little obsession with paint. I've been painting furniture and some small decor pieces and really enjoy working with paint. So I thought I'd share how you can use acrylic paints together with your stamp sets in place of ink. Clear stamps are perfect for this because you can easily clean them with a little soap and water when you're done.
Here's the line up:
stamps, paper, paint, foam brush, something to use for a paint palette, and some paper towels and/or baby wipes to clean up any mess.
I'm using three colors of paint, but you can use as few or as many as you want. Squeeze out some small dots of paint onto your palette and brush the paint onto your stamp using the foam brush. You can experiment with how much paint to use depending on what you want the final results to look like.
And then stamp, just like you would if you were using ink.
And then repeat as many times as you like. You can use a different brush for each paint to keep the colors pure, or you can use the same brush and let the colors mix a little. I like how the colors are opaque, so you can stamp them over each other.
And then finish your card! I like how the paint gives it a slightly grungy look, which is perfect for masculine cards.
I wanted to experiment some more with this, so I made a scrapbook page as well, using images from the same stamp set.
I used the triangular solid image and used it sort of like the sections of a pie chart.I didn't clean my brush in between colors, but just allowed the colors to mingle a bit.
Here's a closer look at the stamping.
I've also got a project over on my blog today that shows another way I used paints with my stamps. You can head on over and check it out if you'd like.
Thanks for joining me today!