Sometimes if you look at your stamps in a different way you can usepart of them for a project to alter the style or form, and create a whole
Most experienced stampers know how to isolate the part of a stamp they want to feature by creating a mask. This can be a positive or a negative mask.
For my aqua Oriental screen I created a faux lacquered look with a Holly Berry House
House- medallion stamp, by making a negative of the arch and stamping inside it with Versamark ink.
I laid my paper on top of the stamp and pressed it all over with my fingers, making sure it didn't shift position, then embossed it with fine black powder. I used a similar method of stamping as seen for stamping the background in this video.
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Here is the finished screen plus one I made with Best Creations Inc oriental print paper.
The single crane is from a Hero Arts stamp of multiple cranes. I inked up one on the end
and stamped it individually.