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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Using Parts of a Stamp

Sometimes if you look at your stamps in a different way you can use
part of them  for a project to alter the style or form, and create a whole
new look.
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.

I then ran it through a mini-crimper.  The result was quite a realistic impression of an oriental screen.  For the front image I used a Marieandme  bamboo- pine- plum- stamp and stamped  only the bamboo in  versamark ink and then stacked it where the top of the bamboo began and stamped again (just the cane) then embossed it in  fine black embossing powder.

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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.


  1. I love your screen card. JanaT WOC

  2. So very pretty!! I would like to know how you made you have a template or sizes you used?

  3. OH my Suz... the blue toom devider is alsome ..I love what you did with the stamp I must try this one
    Thank you for sharing ....



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