Stamping on Vellum (also a handy step-by-step if you’re a beginner stamper).
I’m a huge fan of using what I have around me when I get stuck into creative projects. Last year I purchased a pack of vellum sheets. Having not used one, hello little hoarder, I finally ripped open that packet last week after I saw, and was inspired by, a home made stamped embellishment created by Kellie Winnell of Give a Girl a Blog in her Project Life pages. Here’s a quick step-by-step which will also be handy for those of you who are new to the world of acrylic stamps.
Grab your favourite stamps. As you can see I’m not too good at cleaning mine. If they are clear acrylic stamps like these you will need a stamp block. Also get your favourite ink pad ready. My ‘go-to’ is the jet black StazOn ink pad.
Decide which stamp you are wanting to use and carefully peel it off the clear plastic packaging.
Position your clear acrylic stamp onto your stamp block. I usually place mine dead centre.
Your stamp will magically stick onto the stamp block all my itself. As you can see I’m also not too good at cleaning my stamp block either.
Load up your stamp with ink by pressing firmly down on top of the ink pad. You might have to do this several times to make sure there is an even distribution of ink over the entire stamp.
Decide where you want to stamp your image. Bring the stamp block directly down onto the paper or vellum. Press firmly and evenly over the stamp. Don’t wriggle, slide or re-stamp otherwise you’ll end up with smudging and/or a double image.
If you are new to stamping do a few practice goes first on scrap paper or vellum just to get a feel of the amount of ink you need and the amount of pressure you need to apply in order to get that nice, crisp clean image.
When stamping onto paper or vellum be deliberate and confident when stamping your image. Vellum is smoother than paper so your stamp may want to slide. Your stamp may want to stick to the vellum. Just carefully peel the vellum away from your stamp.
While you have your supplies out why not keep going? Below you can see I did just that. I used a variety of stamp sets from Kellie Stamps all of which are available in her store and went nuts creating a number of stamped vellum sheets ready to use when needed.
Tomorrow on my blog I’ll be posting week nine of our 2015 Project Life album where you will see examples of how to use your stamped vellum embellishments.
Til then! XO