To start a scenic stamped project, there are a few things to decide mentally.
1. Decide on a theme
2. Decide on a main focal point
3. Decide what environment you want. Indoors/Outdoors
4. Decide on the mood. Serious/Humorous/Cute
I will take you through the steps on Scenic Stamping. I will keep it simple but as you become more comfortable with it, you can embellish and add more and more detail to your scenes.
Masking is most important to make a flowing, presentable scene. A mask is made by stamping your image on a thin paper ( I use white computer paper) and cutting it out on the inside line of the image. If you cut on the outside and leave the line, you will have a "halo" effect ( a white space around your image. As I acquire my rubber stamps, I automatically stamp a "mask", cut it out, label the back in pencil, as to what it is, and store it with my stamp. This makes life easier in the future whenever I need it. I use WackyTac a restickable glue on the back of my masks, but you can use Post-It's. It is important that the mask will not "shift" as you stamp o top of it.
I suggest you use a well inked permanent black pad for the stamping and I will be using white glossy cardstock.
Now, I decided a "Missing You" , "See You Soon", type card, I decided on humor, I want it outdoors, so my plans are beginning to take form.Back To Top