I have a fun technique to share today. Now this is not earth shattering or rocket science by any means, but a few of you wanted to know how I stamped the floral heart featured in this post.
Using your small stamps to create large shapes is easy when you create a simple template or guide to follow. And most likely you all ready have the perfect tools in your stash...dies.
Yep, just trace your shape and stamp. It's that simple. The hardest part is deciding what you want to stamp. Here's the break down for how I created this heart wreath.
- Trace your desired shape lightly with a pencil
- If you are creating a mirrored design, stamp one or two "anchor" images to serve as your mirror line. I chose a large flower at the top and bottom of my heart.
- Start on one side and stamp your base following the outline that you created.
- Repeat on the other side, using the first side as a guide for placement and angle.
- Fill in as desired.
Quick Tip: Make sure the ink is completely dry before erasing your pencil lines so you don't smear your work.
Easy, right? Here are just a few other ways to try. Have fun experimenting and using what you have on hand.
Want perfect placement? Try using squares, rectangles or circles to stamp arches, corners - or to get your focal images perfectly centered.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed today's post. Remember, Monday Mood Board #11 challenge is open for two weeks so you still have plenty of time to play along!