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Playing with paint :: a quick tutorial with stamps

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Inspired by Jane’s use of acrylic paints in her guest post, here’s a little something to try to get a new look from paints and stamps in your collection. You’ll need a paper tag, a stamp, embossing ink and powder, and a heat gun. It’s easy-peasy:

If your tag is white, add ink in pale brown shades to add depth. You may want to omit this step if your tag already has colour.

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Use Versamark or a clear embossing ink to stamp the woodgrain background all over the tag.

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Cover in clear or light brown embossing powder and set with a heat tool.

stamping tutorial

Apply acrylic paint in the colour of your choice. I used Chocolate from Making Memories.

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Remove the paint from the embossed areas with a baby wipe or a sponge. Let this dry while you go clean your paint brush.

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Add to your next page or card and embellish right over the top!

Today’s challenge? Make something with acrylic paint—in any colour—and share a link with us. Every day this week I’ll be giving away a set of Banana Frog stamps! Today I have a set of Backgrounds to send to a lucky winner—including this woodgrain stamp. Entries close at the end of June!


22 June 2009

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13 Comments for Playing with paint :: a quick tutorial with stamps

  1. kirsty.a Says:

    Would love one of those woodgrain stamps! Here’s a LO I made of my son’s debut as a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Acrylic paint used for background and letters.

  2. Kim Dellow Says:

    I adore what you have done here with this LO and love this stamp to bits. I saw the polymer clay jewellery with this stamp and was just blown away! Fabulous. Kim

  3. Liz Gillum Says:

    “Love the wood-effect stamp and the tag decorating is a great idea.
    I made this LO for my nephew, who’s a keen skateboarder. I used acrylic paints, mixed up and applied to foam sheets with a sponge and foam alphabet stamps, to make a “US number-plate” style heading, which I then attached at top and bottom. I also used the same paint mix to decorate the chipboard photo-corners.”

  4. Joan Fowler Says:

    Love that woodgrain stamp and the use of the embossing powder is nothing short of brilliant. This is a link to a layout using acrylic paint on the letters and the chipboard scrollwork. As well I used acrylic paint on bubble wrap to create the background. Sorry for the awful scan.”

  5. MarieP Says:

    Haven’t pulled out the paint in a while. So I figured why not pull out the ancient MM stamps, the vintage 7G transparencies, and some unknown eyelets and put together a pretty old school page!

    Here it is:

  6. Scrappycarrie Says:

    Great tutorial. Love that stamp.

  7. Tifany D. Says:

    Awesome tutorial…thanks!

    Here’s a layout I created using acrylic paint:

  8. Scrappycarrie Says:

    I have made a card. I embossed using a happy birthday backgound stamp and then painted over with pink pearl paint.. You can find it at

  9. Laura Says:

    Made a mini book and used acrylic on it:

  10. Heather Says:

    Love the tutorial, wouldn’t have thought to use paint & embossing powder that way. definitely going to give it a go :)
    did a paperbag album this week here and painted it with acrylic paint

  11. Lisa Says:

    I made a layout using acrylic paints. I really enjoyed getting messy but not too sure about the finished thing??!

  12. Lynn Says:

    Here is my blog entry.

  13. Lynn Says:

    Love my paints but don’t use them nearly often enough, thanks for the challenge which made me get them out. I’ve used white acrylic in the 2nd project on this post:

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