Thanks for the patience. The layout below is all My Mind's Eye papers and embellies, with the exception of the buttons which were Studio G and the blue letters that are Thickers. It is my DT project for this week's stamping challenge at Scrap Your Story. I've done this stamping technique a few times and had comments on how I got it done so below I'll share. I also followed along with S.W.A.T. Drill #7 by following the top row of the bingo board stamping, doodling and 3 buttons. My doodling (there are hearts doodled along the top, the right, and the top corner as well as inside of a few hexagons with a white gel pen) goes along with this week's Paper Girls challenge as well.
Now for the promised how-to. You will notice in several of my recent layouts I had a thick white stamped pattern on the background. Such as these:
Well on my layout this week there is a hexagon stamped with the same technique on some of the patterned paper squares. How did I do it? Easy peasy..... Start with these supplies:
I like to add glitter in the paint sometimes. Doesn't show up well in photos, but in person it's a subtle, but awesome touch. I also like to use paper plates to spread the paint out on if I am adding glitter. If I'm not, then you can just put a dab directly on the foam brush. Then you sponge (dab not wipe) the paint onto the embossing folder of your choice. Just one side. Keep in mind that whether you choose the embossed or debossed side will decide if you get the outline of the pattern or the solid shape of the pattern. After dabbing it on, you can turn it over and use it to stamp your pattern on. If you sponge it on thicker in some places and try to be a little sloppy with your edges it will only add to the distressed look...which I totally dig. And no worries...if you wash your folder under the faucet in warm dish-soapy water...it comes perfectly clean. If you leave it for more than half and hour you may need to scrub a little, but if you hop up as soon as you are done..it literally just rinsing right away...even in the little crevices. :)
If you give it a try, shoot me a link in the comments...I'd love to come see!!!! :) :) :)
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