|Acrylic Paint Stamping|
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.
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
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