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Monday, July 19, 2010

got stamps? part 2

Welcome back to another edition of Inspiration Monday!

As promised, I have another fabulous stamping technique. (for those who don't stamp, never fear... I will be doing techniques in the future that don't require stamps!) If you missed part one, check it out here

Now, are you ready for a stampin' cool color trick? Let's get started!

This is actually a creative inspiration twist on a technique I learned from Tim Holtz.

custom stamp pads

You will need:

a stamp
Creative Inspirations paint of your choice
Ranger Cut n Dry foam
Archival Ink (I know this one works... I don't know if other brands work or not.

Step 1: ink up your stamp with Archival ink.

Step 2: Stamp your image on a piece of Cut n Dry foam. For those who are not familiar with this product, it is a white spongy foam with a rubbery backing so your ink will not go out the bottom. Stamp on the white spongy side

Step 3: allow to dry completely. This may take a few minutes. It will look something like this.

Step 4: using a small brush, dab your first color of paint over the parts of the image you want that color. (in this sample: the berries are done in "Sapphire")

*the cute little brush I am using there is actually a disposable lip brush I found at a beauty supply store for. It works great for the paints. =)*

Step 5: continue adding paint to the different parts of the image. Don't forget, you are making a stamp pad, so don't go too skimpy as you add paint! (I used "Emerald" for the stem)

by now you should have something like this... notice I didn't go for perfection, and it looks a little sloppy. That is fine!!!

Step 6: carefully line up the stamp to match the image on the pad. Ink it up.

Step 7: Stamp.
Pretty cool, huh!

Another great thing about this technique, is you can rinse out your pad (the stamped image should stay put) and load it up with different colors. I have been having tons of fun with this technique lately...

Remember, if you are ever wanting some inspiration for new ways to use the paints, click on the tutorial label. We are adding new things there all the time!

Also, if you have used Creative Inspirations Paint on any of your projects, we want to see them! Link your project to or blog using the "add your link" button on the top of our side bar. We want to start featuring customers work, so yours may be chosen!

Have a sparklin' Monday!



Ashley Newell said...

This is so fun! What a great way to use the paint! I'm gonna have to try that!

Creative Inspirations said...

That is such an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing Kassi.

Clare said...

that is cool, must give that a go!! Really lovely!!