One of the things I love about stamping is the unlimited number of options for creating.There are just so many possibilities. There are so many techniques.
Often we get so caught up in stamping on paper that we forget to try stamping on other surfaces. Today I'd like to share a couple projects I've created by stamping on canvas and a few methods I use for doing so.
Stamping on Canvas with Paint
Canvas is such a great and also trendy surface to alter. This first card design uses a darling canvas dress from Maya Road as the central part of the design. I love the texture but it also presents a few stamping difficulties on how to get a great impression. One of my favorite solutions for stamping on canvas or other fabrics is to use paint.
Ranger paint dabbers make applying paint to rubber stamps a breeze. Just prime them on some scrap paper and then dab on the paint.Stamp your image firmly onto the canvas and make sure you wash the paint from your stamps right away. I know from experience that dried acrylic paint is nearly impossible to remove for a stamp. Not fun!
For best results, use bold images without fine detail with paint. After stamping the image with paint and the Cling Dots Background, allow to dry well.
I then started to "dress" up the project. Pun intended. :) The Hero Arts lace is so pretty and easy to use.
To give the dress a little further pizazz, some silk ribbon tied in a bow and a few embellishments finish it off.
For final touches, I stamped the sentiment and then stitched a border around the card in black thread.
Supplies: Kraft Cardstock by Hero Arts, Cling Dots Background by Hero Arts, So Artsy 4x6 stamp set by Hero Arts, Laundry Day Canvas Pieces by Maya Road, Cranberry Adirondack Paint Dabber by Ranger, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, Black Vintage Button by Jenni Bowlin, twine, sewing machine, Rose Silk Ribbon by May Arts, Pearl Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Cream Self-Adhesive Lace by Hero Arts
Stamping on Canvas with Ink
My next project once again stamps on canvas but this time with ink. I've used some basic canvas fabric from the fabric store. Once again, because of the texture, it is best not to use too fine a stamp on canvas. I suggest testing your image on a scrap piece of canvas fabric before commiting to the actual project.
This beautiful Hero Arts butterfly image is stamped in Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger. It is my go to ink for stamping almost everything, except for when I want to use Copic Markers. Jet Black Archival gives a great rich black impression and is perfect for stamping on fabric. Once stamped, heat set the image with a heat gun.
I decided to try misting the canvas to see how that looked. The spritzed Glimmer Mist looked wonderful but I still wanted to add a little more color. Because Jet Black Archival does not work well with Copic Markers, I brushed on a little color using my Memento Markers which are dye based. I love the look and will be experimenting with this further.
Supplies: Kraft Layering Paper by Hero Arts, Antique Engraving stamp set by Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings stamp set by Hero Arts, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, canvas fabric, heat gun by Ranger, Cataloupe, Pear Tart and Lilac Posies Memento Markers by Tsukineko, Electric Blue Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Leaf Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Buttons by Basic Grey, Tiny Attacher by Advantus, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape by Advantus, Avignon Printed Papertape by 7 Gypsies
Have fun experimenting with different surfaces you can stamp on to stretch your creativity. Thanks for stopping by the CLASSroom!