Stamp With Paint on Layouts

Check out the different looks you can get on your scrapbook pages by stamping with various types of paint.

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    Stamp with a Mask

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    Erin used red paint on her masked butterfly stamp to create spunky designs on her page.

    Editor's tip: When using a masking technique, foam stamps will leave the best impression. Rubber stamps will work as long as you press firmly.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Making Memories. Fonts: Ditzy by Two Peas in a Bucket ("Mom, the thing I want most?"), Arial (journaling). Stickers: EK Success (date), Making Memories ("trendy"). Stamp: Provo Craft. Rub-ons: BasicGrey (swirl, "make a wish"), Making Memories ("heelys," flower?). Paint, brads, flowers, embroidery floss, ribbon: Making Memories. Large eyelets: We R Memory Keepers.

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    Spice Up a Frame with Stamps

    Design by Shannon Taylor

    Metal frames decorated with a snowflake stamp and acrylic paint add flair to this simple holiday design.

    Editor's tip: When stamping with acrylic paint on a slick surface, be careful not to move your stamp while making the impression.


    SOURCES: Font: Trumpet by Chatterbox. Rubber stamp: The Cottage Stamper (snowflake). Fabric: Robin's Nest Designs. Metal accents, paint: Making Memories. Wood letters: Li'l Davis Designs. Tile letters, jump rings: Junkitz. Steel clasps: 7Gypsies. Ribbon: Offray.

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    Stamp with Puffy Paint

    Design by Robyn Werlich

    Robyn's decorative flowers were stamped on her page with puffy paint to make them look wet even when they're dry.

    Editor's tip: Use extra puffy paint to add some spunk to your stamped images. Robyn added dots to the center of her flowers to make them more playful.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: DMD, Inc. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (pink), K&Company (stripe) Rub-ons: American Craft. Stamps: Stampin' Up! (flower), Autumn Leaves (flourish). Puffy paint: Duncan. Brads: Making Memories. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Punch: EK Success. Embossing tool: Cuttlebug by ProvoCraft.

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    Stamp with Watercolors

    Design by Tracy Kyle

    Tracy used a brush to transfer different colored watercolor paint to specific areas of her stamps to create the playful flowers on her page.

    Editor's Tip: Apply more water to your stamp using a spritzer or watered-down piece of paper as desired to make your stamped image more watery.


    SOURCES: Watercolors, flower stamps: Hero Arts. Gems: Heidi Swapp (orange), Hero Arts (clear). Sticker letters: American Crafts.

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    Stamp a Background with Acrylic Paint

    Design by Polly Maly

    Polly used foam stamps and acrylic paint to create a background inspired by wrapping paper.

    Editor's tip: Use see-through materials to let your background creation shine through. Polly put her journaling on vellum so it would stand out without completely covering her stamping.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Foam stamps, mini brads: Making memories. Rubber stamps: Savvy Stamps (sleigh), PrintWorks Collection (snowflake), Penny Black Inc. (tree). Acrylic paint: Plaid.

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    Fill in a Design with Watercolor Pencils

    Design by Tracy Kyle

    Tracy colored the negative spaces in her animal stamps with watercolor pencils, then added water to them with a paintbrush to achieve this light, funky look.

    Editor's tip: Be sure to use dye or solvent ink to stamp your image so the ink doesn't bleed when you add water.


    SOURCES: Watercolor pencils: Faber-Castell. Water pen: Holbein. Stamps: Hero Arts. Gems: Heidi Swapp. Sticker letters: American Crafts.

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    Stamp with a Variety of Materials

    Design by Renee Villalobos-Campa

    For a title that pops, Renee dipped foam stamps in acrylic paint, stamped on black cardstock, and trimmed the letters to create the word "above."

    Editor's tip: Try using a variety of techniques in your title. Along with paint, Renee used chalk ink for her first two words and hand-cut the third.


    SOURCES: Font: Scrap Cursive by Lettering Delights. Foam stamps: Making Memories. Paint: Plaid. Brad: Boxer Scrapbooks Inc. Ink: Clearsnap. Ribbon: May Arts.

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    Stamp Decorative Corners

    Design by Danelle Johnson

    Black acrylic paint helps Danelle's stamped corner designs stand out in this lively layout.

    Editor's tip: If you're nervous about stamping directly on your page, try Danelle's trick: She stamped on a transparency then placed it over the rest of her layout. That way if she made a mistake, she didn't have to start the layout over.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: K&Company. Transparency: Art Warehouse for Creative Imaginations. Foam stamps: Making Memories. Metal bookplate, mini booklet, tied coin, paper clip: EK Success. Acrylic paint: Plaid.

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    Stamp a Two-Tone Title

    Design by Shannon Tidwell

    Shannon used green and pink acrylic paint to stamp the word "face" onto her layout.

    Editor's tip: To get two colors on her letters, Shannon used a foam brush to "paint" her foam stamps before making the impression.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories, Anna Griffin (pink paisley). Transparency: Art Warehouse for Creative Imaginations. Canvas paper: Me and My Big Ideas. Foam stamps, acrylic paint, photo turn, decorative brads, paper flower: Making Memories.

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    Stamp Words and Designs

    Design by Nichol Magouirk

    The swirls and the word "Disney" are both stamped with foam stamps and paint to achieve a similar look.

    Editor's tip: In addition to her stamped images, Nichol brushed a small amount of acylic paint along the edge of her photos.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories. Tissue paper: 7Gypsies. Printed transparency: Narratives for Creative Imaginations. Font: Attic off the Internet. Foam stamps, acrylic paint, rub-ons, staples: Making Memories. Tacks: Chatterbox. Ribbons: SEI.

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    Stamp with Cork

    Design by Melissa Chapman

    Melissa used a heart cut from cork to give her page a homemade feel. Acrylic paint is the best choice for getting a strong image from a cork stamp.

    Editor's tip: To achieve a faint image with a cork stamp, use ink instead of paint like Melissa did to create her soft background.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Stickers: Making Memories (glitter, small letters, numbers), Memories Complete (white letters). Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp. Ink: Clearsnap. Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Flower: Fiskars.

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    Stamp on an Embellishment

    Design by Robyn Werlich

    Robyn dressed up a simple circle embellishment by coating it with metallic ink then stamping a flourish design using acrylic paint.

    Editor's tip: Stamp on a variety of surfaces, such as photos or plastic, with acrylic paint. Just be sure to let the paint dry before touching it.


    SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: K&Company (dots), We R Memory Keepers (plaid). Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp (butterflies), Technique Tuesday (circles). Rub-ons: Daisy D's Paper Co. Font: Snell Roundhand Black off the Internet. Die cut: Heidi Swapp. Stamps: Autumn Leaves (flourish), Heidi Swapp (clock), Stampin' Up! (text). Ink: Tsukineko, Clearsnap. Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Embossing powder, punch: Stampin' Up! Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts. Metal accents: Making Memories. Gems: Hero Arts.

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    Stamp your Journaling

    Design by Nicole Gartland

    Nicole stamped her journaling with black paint, specifically placing each letter to make it pop off the page.

    Editor's tip: When stamping letters individually, use a stamp alignment tool or clear stamps, which allow you to see exactly where you're stamping.


    SOURCES: Font: Facelift ("G" and first "S" in title), Apple Scruffs (remaining title letters) off the Internet. Alphabet stamps: All Night Media. Decorative tape: Li'l Davis Designs. Paint: Plaid.

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    Make a Foam Stamp

    Design by Erin Clarkson

    A flower cut from foam and dipped in pink paint has a strong, solid presence on Erin's page.

    Editor's tip: Top off your stamped flower with a patterned-paper centerpiece.


    SOURCES: Cardstock, brads, photo turns, paint: Making Memories. Patterned paper: SEI. Rub-ons: Making Memories ("Love"), KI Memories (flowers and hearts), 7Gypsies (dots).

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    Give Stamped Images a Watercolor Paint Look

    Design by Tracy Kyle

    Using the watercolor pencil technique and a darker and lighter shade of the same color helped give Tracy's leaves a textured look.

    Editor's tip: Don't fill in the entire space with your pencils -- adding water will help spread out the color later.


    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin (green), Collage Press (paisley). Decorative paper: Doodlebug Design (sparkle, embossed). Stickers: Jenni Brown Studio (labels), Heidi Grace Designs ("love"). Stamps: JudiKins. Inks: Ranger Industries. Color pens: American Crafts. Watercolor pencils: Faber-Caste

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