I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of stamps. Lately, I’ve been challenging myself to use multiple stamps from different kits on my projects. That led to scene building!
Sometimes I’m intimidated by the size of an art journal page or scrapbook layout. That can be a lot of white space to fill. Smaller card panel “canvases” are a little less daunting.
When building a scene, create the illusion of depth with masking. Masking is one of those basic stamping techniques that will make you feel like an artist! Plus, it’s really easy to do! You can layer die cuts, fussy cut a paper mask, apply liquid frisket or rubber cement, heat embossing as a resist, etc.
Here are a few masking technique tutorials to get you started:
Start out by choosing some stamps to create your scene. I chose stamps from the Club Scrap® 2010 Adobe collection. It has some nice background images and some larger images for the foreground.
Test your design on scratch paper first. I chose the little kokopelli for my focal image in the foreground.
I applied a coat of rubber cement with a paint brush and let it dry.
I created the background by stamping the adobe jars just overlapping the focal image (so it looks like it’s behind it). I added a coat of rubber cement to the jars too and let it dry.
I stamped the mosaic border on top to look like a road. TIP: Using a stamp positioner helps with this part of the design.
I added the adobe building with the cactus for a background. (The image is smaller so it looks like it is in the distance.) After stamping the sun image (Reunion kit, December 2014), use your finger to remove the rubber cement from the images. Piece of cake!
Now that the “test” image is complete, repeat the above steps on cream card stock, stamping images in assorted colors. Add background color with Distress inks, water splatter, etc. Finally, add shadows with a touch of black watercolor. The mini scene is complete!
I finished the card by stamping a coordinating sentiment inside.
Now it’s your turn! I challenge you to build a scene using Club Scrap® stamps using any of the techniques shared above. Digital creations are encouraged, too! Get creative, build a scene and click here to link up for a chance to win a Club Scrap® gift certificate! (Link expires 10/31/2017 11:59PM Central Standard Time)