Our DT member Jane has put together a little tutorial explaining how you can make your own decoupage from stamped images. I will leave the explaination to Jane!
I am addicted to stamps, I NEED them all.
Some are just too cute for words or the latest thing, I gotta have them!
When I have my sensible head on I do like to justify the use it will get.
For example, what occasions will it be suitable for, genre,
masking or decoupage potential.
The more uses a stamp could have the better the value for money but if I am honest
it doesn't mean I actually fulfill that potential but they have it all the same.
Crafters logic me thinks!
I am going to show you how to make your own decoupage using stamps,
You can do this at your own level and abillity.
Three simple layers can be just as effective as something more intricate.
If you cut the wrong bit off, just stamp another!
For this tutorial I will be using this Favourite Flowers stamp but you can follow me using any stamp, the principals are the same.
Lets get started, first of all stamp out several of the stamped image onto your chosen cardstock.
Next you need to cut out the entire image, this will be the base and your first layer.
Secondly, cut out the image again but this time cut away the parts furthest away from you,
in this case I have cut off the flowers behind the basket handle, this will be the second layer.
Continue to cut your image removing more from the background until you are left
with your most foreground piece.
I don't decide beforehand how many layers I want, I just start cutting away bit by bit
until I am done. In this case I finished with seven layers.
It is also worth considering at this point how deep your card will be espcially if you
intend to post it, size is money?
Now it is time to colour your images.
You do not need to colour the entire pieces several times over
as some will be hidden by another layer.
I find it better to cut then colour so you are not left with any harsh white edges.
(As you can see I have coloured some of my flowers that will be covered up but I was
just deciding on my colour choices!)
I do also advise to colour some edges on the previous layer so when looked upon
at a side ways glance it all appears to have been coloured!
Now we are ready to assemble, I like to use Collall glue but you can
also use 3d foam pads, just personal preference.
I also like to shape my pieces for extra effect either with scissors, bone folder
or even my fingers.
Here is the finished result, a beautiful Spring flower basket.
Thanks so much to Jane for taking the time to write and prepare this tutorial for us!
Thanks for looking!