Monday, March 24, 2014
Making Stamps from Packing Material.
I found these foam packing materials that I saved for some reason and thought - Stamps! So I pulled out Julie Balzer's book for some ideas.
This is an awesome book by the way. If you are interested in carving your own stamps, I highly recommend it. Its foam so it was hard to carve. I had to use an exacto knife. So I carved a couple stamps and then just used marks to create stamps. First just pencil marks and then used a stylus to deepen the marks.
I made all these stamps from one piece of foam. Now how cool is that!
Here is the sheet of paper I tried the stamps on. I think they will be fun to use.
So I moved on to a spread for 21 Secrets. This is the background i started with.
I added this napkin as a collage element. I separated the napkin into 3 layers and applied with matte medium.
The finished page used several of the stamps I made today. It is pleasing to create your own stamps and then use them in your own creations.