Print Making With Background Stamps

Saturday, October 31, 2015

 
Good Morning!  It's a chilly one here and I'm cozy on the couch with a fire and a cup of coffee.  What could be better?  The other night I had fun 'print making' in my craft room.  I used this beautiful large stamp from WPlus9  Snowflake Backdrops set.
 
 
 I started by spraying some Pure Color Spray Mists onto my craft sheet.  I chose Lake House, Silver Lining, and Shimmer.  I sprayed them close to each other on the mat.  I smooshed my stamp into the puddles of mist and then stamped onto my paper.  I tried stamping on different kinds of cardstock and watercolor paper.  I stamped several generations {without adding more mist to my stamp} to see what variations I would get.  Some impressions gave a more mottled look, some gave a very crisp, defined image.  I loved them all. 
 
 
For this project I chose one that was stamped onto watercolor paper.  The impression was a good mix of mottled yet still had clearly defined snowflakes.  The look was so soft that I wanted to keep any added embellishments soft as well.  I stamped and embossed on linen vellum.  It's a little more opaque than regular vellum and more white.  I added color to the embossed images with copic markers on the back and then mounted them onto a white die cut.  I added a sentiment, also embossed in white on linen vellum.


I love how soft he looks, especially in person.  I still have quite a few 'block prints' left to work with...

Have a Happy Halloween!
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Other Supplies:
Cardstock: WP9 White, Recollections White, PTI Linen Vellum
Dies: SSS Rectangle Dies

6 comments :

  1. What a cool technique. I have a TON of mists and this is such a unique way to use them. Thank you for the idea.

    The card you created is adorable. I like the softer look of that penguin on the vellum. Great design.

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  2. Just fabulous! Kara ... you just amaze me!
    =]

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  3. WOW, your bg and the cute little bear look great, Kara!!!! Clever and creative way to do the stamping - love the different looks you got!!! So stunning!!!! Always such a pleasure to visit your blog to see what you have made!!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!!!

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  4. The technique you used makes such a great design with this lovely card. Must give this a try.

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