Saturday, July 2, 2011

GCD Studios: Stamping with Paint on Scrapbook Layouts

Acrylic Paint Stamping
You can achieve a whole new look on your scrapbook layouts with just a bit of acrylic paint and stamps from your collection. To get started stamping on your layouts, you'll need acrylic paint in the color(s) of your choice and one or two (or more!) of your favorite stamps.  Test drive your stamp and paint on scrap paper before stamping on your layout, just to make sure the image stamps as you expect it.

Keep in mind when selecting stamps to use with paint, that it's best to choose stamps that do not have a lot of detail as paint does not transfer as clearly as ink. Also, when stamping letters, like I did for the title on this layout, use clear stamps or a stamp alignment tool to ensure your letter positioning is accurate.

Apply Paint with a Paint Dabber or Paint Brush

First apply a layer of paint onto your stamp using either a paint brush or a Paint Dabber as I did here. A Paint Dabber will create a more uneven look than what you can achieve with a paint brush... I happened to like the uneven distribution of paint created from the Paint Dabber as well as the fact that I didn't have to clean a paint brush when I was finished!

Stamp onto Your Project and Heat Set with a Heat Gun

Stamp the image onto your layout and then dry and set the paint with your heat gun to greatly reduce drying time.

You can use this stamp with paint technique to add both embellishments and titles to your next papercraft project like I did for this layout.

"Home Wrecker" Layout by Beth Moore

I really like the rustic results that paint and stamps achieved on this "Home Wrecker" layout that features the youngest addition to our furry family members.

GCD Studios supplies used to create this layout include, Material Girls Collection, "It's in the Bag", "Kiss and Make-up", and "Sugar and Spice," as well as The Little Lovebirds Lace Cut from the Sweet Surrender Collection.

Other Supplies:
Paint: Jenni bowlin Acrylic Paint Dabber "Chewing Gum"
Stamps: Jillibean Soup "Home Tweet" and KI Memories "Alphabet Stamps", Papertrey Ink: 2009 Autumn Tags
Cardstock: Bazzill: "Kraft", Papertrey Ink: "Vintage Cream"
Ink: Stampin' Up: "Regal Rose"
Embellishments: Pebbles Candydots: "Brown" and decorative tape from my stash
Other Supplies: Scallop and Circle Punches and Fiskars Top Crest Border Punch

To get other great tips, tricks and techniques visit the GCD Studios blog today!

1 Scrappy Comments:

Silvia said...

Awesome tutorial, Beth! Thanks for sharing!

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