Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
I have really been enjoying the gelatin printing lately, but I have also discovered a "sister" technique that has added another opportunity for creativity!
After perusing the aisles of my local craft stores, looking at the stamp offerings,
I walked away disappointed with the selection and the prices.
I decided to make my own and wanted to share the technique with you!
Here's what you will need:
A sheet of clear acrylic (I found this near the stain glass section)
Sheets of adhesive foam (kid's craft section)
Some bold, royalty free clip-art
A ball point pin
Scissors for paper
A thin craft knife
I find myself really liking crows these days.
I guess because I'm ready for fall! :)
I found a bold, crow clip-art image, printed it and cut it out.
I used the pen to trace around the crow cut-out on a sheet of foam. I cut the foam to a rectangle shape and peeled off the backing paper. Next, I layered the foam rectangle on another piece of foam.
I layered it again, so there were three layers of foam stuck together. Then I used the craft knife to carefully cut on the traced line.
Three layers of foam gives the stamp enough height to make a clear image.
I tried figuring out how much it cost me to makes these four stamps,
and I honestly think it was about $2.
And, if you're wondering if they really work,
here's an image I stamped on a gelatin printed background:
It's a second generation image, meaning I had already stamped it once,
which is why it's not perfect or very dark,
but that's exactly the look I was after!
So, yes, they work!
I better go make room for some more stamps! :)
I know, I know.
I can hear you now.
I want you to see how many options there are with this technique!
These were created by myself and my family!
The next day, I wanted to experiment with some more botanical prints.
After I clipped some fern leaves, here's what I came up with:
While I love the boldness and crispness of the first print,
the second and third generation prints almost look like fossils.
There's also something neat about the tone-on-tone look of the last two prints. One color doesn't have to be boring! :)
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