Today we have George Panayiotou returning to the blog to share a wonderful technique for layered stamping. And what a clever way to use this stamp set!
Hi everyone! It’s George here and I am over the moon for being a guest artist again on the Hero Arts blog! Today I am sharing a fun technique I call “pattern layered stamping,” and it shows you how to use clear stamps in unexpected ways and how to layer inks to create unique patterns.
The idea behind this technique is to use basic shaped images and stamp them repeatedly in order to form a pattern. I used the Forest Floor Bold Prints with Unicorn pigment ink (which is the best white ink on the planet!) to stamp on smooth white cardstock. Any simple and small patterned background stamp works for that technique.
Then I simply stamped some of the flowers and the leaf from Color Layering Let Love Grow with several ink colors – Ocean, Soft Pool, Soft Sky, Mint Julep and Tide Pool – patiently to form a pattern. By stamping with color ink on top of the white it creates a new softer color and a fun texture. You can also stamp the Forest Floor Bold Prints on top of the finished stamped pattern with light color ink and get similar results.
It is so nice and unique how the shadow inks and the white pigment ink layer on top of each other!
You can use colors for the same color family (like I did) or use different colors to create a different look. A fun way to use your stamps and stretch their life! Clear stamps also make it so easy to line up the images next to each other in order to create a pattern.
Feel free to give it a go, and use any background stamp you have along with images from clear sets to recreate this technique. Since this technique is so addictive, I couldn’t stop to one card so made a lot!
Thanks so much for the great idea, George!