Friday, June 03, 2016

Expanding your creative options with stamps!

Hi...

Happy Friday!  Tina here today with a project that really expands how you can use your rubber stamps.   

Rubber stamps are one of the most versatile products you can have in your creative stash.  They are quite often the go-to for card making, scrapbooking, and mixed media backgrounds.  Today, I will show you how you can use stamps with clay to create a three-dimensional, assemblage piece of art.


To be honest, I got so into making my Moon Child assemblage piece, I completely forgot to take in process pictures of each step, but no worries, it is quite easy.

Step OnePrepare and roll out clay to approx 1/4 in thick.  You can use airdry clay (that is what I used for this project), or oven bake clay.).  

Step Two:  Gently press stamp into clay, evenly pressing the image so it creates a consistent imprint.

Step ThreeTrim around image and set aside.  Special note:  if you will be attaching jump rings (as above), create holes in soft clay before it hardens.  If you wait till the clay hardens, drilling will crack your piece. 

Step Four:  Allow to dry completely.  Mine took about 48 hours, but I live in a very humid area.

Step Five:  Paint.  I used basic acrylic paints and spray mists to color my images.    

    
I added several molded resin casts and paper elements complete her look.  I really love she is unique and one-of-a-kind.  

VLVS Stamps Used:
Numbers Set 2
Her Wings Were Made
Small Filagree Heart 




So next time you are looking for the perfect element to add to your dimensional project, think STAMPS!      

 

7 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastic !

MixedMedia Jenn said...

Un-freaking-believably cool!!! Love how you think. Great project and techniques.

MixedMedia Jenn said...

Un-freaking-believably cool!!! Love how you think. Great project and techniques.

Karen said...

Wow very inspiring!! Great job.

Annes Werkstatt said...

Great job! love it!

Fiona Paltridge said...

Brilliant!!!

Diana said...

Just awesome. Never thought of using clay. Thank you for sharing your idea.