Stamp Casting: Another Way to Utilize Stamps!

Use a couple common household items, facial tissues & cooking oil spray; Add some items from your craft area:  Mod Podge, Acrylic Paint, a stamp, paint brush and inks.  You get a really neat embellishment for a scrapbook page or card!


By Melinda Spinks
It’s Melinda with you today and firstly I must say it’s lovely to be back as I’ve had some time off to bring a new little person into the world. I’m going to share a photo of my new little man ‘Teddy’ and a technique that is perfect for school holiday fun with the kids because it involves stamps, glue and paint…Stamp Casting!

I have created a baby card complete with a stamp cast love heart using one of the gorgeous new Doodlebug stamps manufactured by Hampton Art.

Step 1: I chose the popular floral love heart stamp from the Love Life collection and sprayed the stamp with a canola oil spray to prevent the tissue paper and glue from sticking.
Step 2: Using plain unscented tissues, cut 6 squares larger than the stamp to allow for overhang. Place a single sheet onto the stamp and gently paint over the stamp using Mod Podge or 50% PVA glue and water. I used a stiff brush to push the tissue into the stamp. Repeat with the remaining sheets of tissue then allow to dry overnight.
Step 3: Once the glue is completely dry you can cut the excess tissue away from the stamp leaving a 5mm overhang then tease apart the layers to create a rustic look to the edge. Then carefully remove the stamp from the tissue casting.
Step 4: Paint the entire surface with an acrylic paint including the edges and allow to dry.
Step 5: Using a stiff brush and different coloured inks, dry brush the cast image to bring out the pattern of the stamp. Feel free to add sparkle by using glitter or pearls etc.

Your cast is now finished to use on your projects or perhaps add a magnet to the back as a fun gift.

Supply List: Doodlebug Snips & Snails – monkey business, twinkle twinkle, cardstock stickers, mini pearls; Colorbox inks – bubble blue, swimming pool; Clear Stamps – Love life; Cardstock stickers – Multicolor It’s a boy; Simply Sweet rubon alphabet – blue jeans; vellum, tissues, Mod PodgeThanks for stopping by!
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