Friday, June 30, 2017

DIY - Using A Woodgrain Stamp to Create an Ocean Setting

Transforming A Woodgrain Stamp into an  Under-The-Sea Ocean Background

My cards feature some fabulous products from JustRite.  
Scroll on down the page and I'll show you what I did.  Plus I have a 3min video to explain the simple DIY process.  I love short videos.  They rock. 

It's great when you can find multiple uses for products to help stretch the crafting budget and get some added flexibility from your crafty products. It feels GREAT!

That's what I've done with JustRite Papercraft's new Woodgrain background stamp.   I've used this woodgrain stamp to create an ocean setting for my card. 

 The Woodgrain background stamp is magnificent because it's large and fits the entire size of an A-2 card ( 4.225" x 5.5").  It's great for all sorts of crafty projects and perfect for mixed media due to the generous sizing.  BUT I want my stamps to have multiple uses.  

Now it does!  hahahaha.  It doubles as land and sea ( wood and ocean).  
I have multiple samples of my results.   I had so much fun creating these that I could not help myself. 

In addition to the JustRite Woodgrain Background Stamp, I also used the following stamps and dies from JustRite on my cards ( all shown below):

How Did I Do this?

First , I'd like to point out that I used "Specialty Stamping Paper for Inks ".  This is paper with a slippery coating on it meant to make the Distress inks easy to blend.  
Since the paper is coated, it also helps create the watery look by not absorbing the mist and water quickly.  

I used two different mediums to create the cards. The first was made using various blue mists sprayed on the stamp for the ocean.  
The second was crafted by stamping various Distress inks directly onto the stamp for the same effect.   

 You can also use acrylic paints thinned out with a bit of water as well. 

The first few cards shown below are made with mist.  

Here is the Short Video

Whatever mediums you chose to use, multiple colors will work best and provide the most effective ocean background.  

These are the Mists I used.  I guess I might suggest adding the darkest color last and sparingly at that.  You can add more dark but it's much more difficult to lighten something up.    

Any mist will work.  These are also perfect for the project: 

My beautiful center medallion embellishments were made using the some stamps and dies from JustRite Papercrafts

Method Two Using Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I know Tim Holtz Distress Inks are wildly popular.  They are perfect for these kinds of projects.  They react so nicely with water.  I thought I would provide a sample using Distress Ink as well.  

Once again I used the Specialty Stamping Paper for Inks  here as well.  

Tim Holtz Distress Inks to Use: 

The Shell Images

I adore the shell images.  These are JustRite - At the Beach Clear Stamp Set  .

If you watched my quick video, you may notice that I stamped with the assistance of the Misti Stamping Tool - (Most Incredible Stamping Tool) .

Do I love my MISTI?  You bet I do.  I am not a good stamper so the MISTI helps me add more ink perfectly when I need it.  In fact during the video, I needed to go back in with more ink to complete the  stamped image with multiple colored inks as I wanted.   That's where my MISTI helps create perfection. 

Thanks for stopping here.  I value your time. 

JustRite products
JustRite Woodgrain Background Cling Stamp - CL-05110 (4 1/4" to 5.5" A2 sized)
JustRite Sea shells at the Beach Dies - DIE 05058
JustRite - At the Beach Clear Stamp Set -CR-05057
JustRite Joy Oval Frame Dies set Die- 05049

Color Bloom Mists to use:
Prima Color Bloom Mist - Cobalt 573898
Prima Color Bloom Mist  2 - Dragon Fly 588830
Prima Color Bloom Mist - Summer Sky 573867
Prima Color Bloom Mist Deep Teal - 580322
Prima Color Bloom 2 Mist - Fairy Pond

Tim Holtz Distress Mists to Use: 
Tim Holtz Distress spray Stain - Blueprint Sketch
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain Mini- Mermaid Lagoon
Tim holtz Distress Spray Mini -  Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Spray - Salty Ocean

Tim Holtz Distress Inks to Use: 
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks MINI - Broken China

Ink for Stamping the Shell Images
Tsukineko Versafine Ink - Small Ink Pad - Majestic Blue
Tsukineko Versafine Ink - Small Ink Pad - Deep Lagoon
Tsunkineko Versafine Small Stamp Pad - Onyx Black
Specialty Stamping Paper for Inks 
Heat It- Heat Gun Embossing Tool
Misti Stamping Tool - (Most Incredible Stamping Tool)

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