Happy October everyone!
Today I have a quick and easy tutorial for adding extra visual texture to your silhouette stamps. (you know me, I love texture, even if it is just visual!)
Here's what you need:
Creative Inspirations Paint
*you do have some "open" time, but you want to work quickly enough that your paint and ink doesn't dry before you have a chance to stamp your paper. It helps to have everything set out and ready before you start.
(for those not familiar with the kinds of stamps mentioned, a texture or background stamp is a stamp that has some sort of small pattern or texture to it. a silhouette stamp is a solid stamp with little to no inner detail. However, bold stamps work here too... you can see mine has details, but the majority of the stamp is solid)
Step 1: Apply a coat of CI paint to your solid stamp.
Step 2: Quickly apply a pigment ink to your texture stamp. (pigment ink seems to work the best. Dye inks just don't seem to work as well with the paint.)
Step 3: Stamp your solid stamp onto your texture stamp. This will transfer the ink from the texture onto your solid stamp.
Step 4: Stamp as like normal.
You end up with a fun "printed" image on top of your image. Very cool.
Now, I first learned this technique using ink on both stamps. That's fine, but using the CI paints for you solid stamp gives you this...
Paper: Coredinations, white cardstock
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Colorbox Pigment (Black)
Stamps: My Minds Eye "Haunted", Glitz "Distressing"
Creative Inspirations Paint: Royal Purple
Cricut: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Other: My Minds Eye brad, embossing powder, ribbon