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Monday, January 29, 2007

Stamping on Sea Glass Technique

Here is the tutorial I have up at the Stamper's Mall Artist's Corner this week. Feel free to ask questions....just email me! :) This is very fun and easy to do!
Stamping on Sea Glass

You can get Sea Glass at craft stores and many “big box” stores such as Wal*Mart and Target.

Choose the piece that you would like to work with. (The creative possibilities are almost endless!) Ink up your stamp with StazOn. (You may use other inks compatible with non-porous surfaces)


Find the smooth side of the glass and press the glass firmly onto the stamp. Lift straight up from the stamp.


Allow to dry. Choose 1-2 colors of acrylic paint you would like to apply to the back of the glass to highlight the stamped image. Mix in a disposable bowl and then apply to the BACK of the stamped glass. (the non inked side) Allow to dry completely!!


You may finish the pieces by edging with Gold Krylon Leafing Pens or other Glass Paint.

Once completely dry, you may use to embellish cards, ATCs, collages, shrines, and other projects. You can also make the pieces into jewelry or magnets. Use your imagination and see what YOU can come up with.


IMAGE CREDITS: (check out these sites for fabulous rubber stamp images!)
Asian Woman: Art by Moonlight
Waltz of the Sirens: Third Coast Rubber Stamps
Musical Score: Rubber Stampede

IDEA GALLERY:

Focal Image with Solid Color behind
(for this particular piece, the paint was applied and then rubbed off in the middle. The image was then stamped behind the "window" of paint. When you flip the piece over, you see the stamped image thru the window and the background paper behind! :)

Focal Image with Patterned Paper behind


Spotlight over Focal Image:

Focal Image over Combination of Papers and Embellishments

4 comments:

  1. You have a great blog, Artful Mama! It's full of inspiration and great artwork!

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  2. What a well presented tutorial! Thank you! I think I'll fish out my sea glass and play with it.

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  3. I wanted to see your sea glass so I linked here from Art Techniques. Great tutorial and I love the rest of it too. I have a Meltin Pot I haven't played with yet, but I think the transfer thing will be my first project. Thanks!!!

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