Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Tando-Creative Free For All ~ Making Stamps

For this month's ~{Tando}~ Free For All I've done something a little different - I've made my own stamps using some chipboard. It produces a lovely sketchy result. Here's a finished card before I tell you how I did it:

I used the ~{Tornado}~ mask and it's the diamonds that are the stamp.

I've used ~{ATC's}~ as the base so I've got something firm to start with and stuck down some pieces from the new Grid ranges using Glossy Accents:
~{Grid Rectangle}~ I also used part of the grid as another stamp,
~{Gird Round}~
~{Grid Diamond}~

I had a play with various different products to add as a seal to the chipboard so it will stamp rather than absorb the ink. Glazing fluid, gel medium and Mod Podge all work, but acrylic paint works just as well so I've painted that onto the surfaces and trimmed the edges down to make positioning easier:

I then used the inside of ~{Karen's Frame - Gothic Arch}~ and cut an arrow from it. You can use a scalpel or a strong pair of scissors to cut it down to size, and I also used one of the ~{Mini Arrows}~. I've stuck EZ Mount onto the back of the ATC's to attach to the acrylic block:

Here are a few images of the resulting stamping:

As my journal is quite lumpy and bumpy (just how I like it) the arrow didn't stamp perfectly, so I just filled it in with a pen:

I've been using them quite a lot as they are exactly what I wanted from them! You can use inkpads or paint and you can just wipe them with a baby wipe afterwards.

I then went on and made some more a few days later and these are my most favourite yet. I used all the snippings and little bits to make a more random wall effect and I used the Crop o Dile to punch holes through the centres of some of the Grid Rounds.

Kaz xxx


Amanda said...

Love your homemade stamps, what a fab idea gonna try that. Great card!
Amanda x

Karen said...

How clever is that? A brilliant idea my lovely, especially for the bits left over! xxx

Kay Wallace said...

So impressed with the homemade stamps, Kaz, especially when using chipboard! Brilliant, I must say. Love your projects here!

Angelnorth said...

Brilliant idea and they all look fab, Kaz!

Kath said...

Great stamps. Love the card too.

massofhair said...

WOW love your home made stamps, they have turned out brilliantly!

Fantastic card, great images and colours :-) xxx

Carol Plume said...

fantastic idea Kaz……really loving the graphic result…xx