Monday 22 October 2018

2018 #18 Stamping Platforms: Vintagy booklet with Hot Picks {by Ellie Knoll}

 2018 Topic 18: Stamp Platform Techniques

Ellie is stamping over lumps and bumps with great success!. She has a couple of platform tricks up her sleeve for you in this post, love how this little book turned out, feeling the urge to reach out and touch it!! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Ellie Knol with you today, and I'd like to share with you how to use your stamping platform in many different ways with different inks/paints and onto several substrates.
When starting this project I wrote down what I see as an advantage of a stamping tool; some of them were about the choice of multiple stamping, others about stamping onto textured surfaces to stamp on (cotton, structure paste etc), and of course: stamping with different mediums, like embossing ink, paints and inks. You'll see which ones of these I chose to make this project.

Let me guide you through a different approach of stamping as would have been possible with just an acrylic block to stamp with.

I used the beautiful Hot Picks stamp set HP1502  ... one of my favorites from Paper Artsy; it's so very versatile and beautiful for vintage projects as well. 

The finished booklet with covers from corrugated cardboard; the front and backside of it. 

I added 12 pages of white watercolor paper to it; not sure what I will be using the book for, but it would also make for a beautiful gift!!

Here you can see I prepped the surface of the corrugated cardboard with a tag and washi tape to secure the hinge on the left hand side (this is the front cover). I added white gesso with a palette knife to give the book a base to work on (a white base in particular!!). You can also use Snowflake Fresco Chalk Acrylic for this step if you like (think of a chalk paint as coloured gesso)

On these photographs above you can see I stamped onto tissue paper with the use of my custom made stamping tool. It's A4 and as far as I am concerned the best tool in the world (smile).  The reason I use the tool is because now I can line up the texts and other stamps  horizontally easily, and the tissue paper won't move around that much. I secured it into the tool with some painters tape.

I kept on stamping; and covering up the previous stamped images until the whole of the A4 sized tissue paper was filled up with random stamping. No skewed stamping here ... I also had the choice to stamp it a second time if it wasn't dark enough the first time.

I tore the tissue paper in strips and adhered it to the front and back cover randomly; I also added a postage stamp. I used a palette knife to add structure paste to cover up the stamping and postage stamp partially. 

Now, for stamping on this corrugated board, and the structure paste with all its texture was going to be a problem without a tool!  So, I attached one of the covers to my tool with some painters tape. 

WOW, multiple stamping! With a greyish ink first and then with some Fresco Finish paints - Beach Hut and Brown Shed (it's more a deep red, smile)
I added a little at a time, stamped it, cleaned the stamp etc. 

After the paints had dried, I decided to only stamp part of the stamp with a darker black to keep the red and blue part the way they were. I LOVE the effect! 

I painted the embellishments (frame and 2 corners) white Fresco Paint - Snowflake and when dry I sanded them to make them look vintage.

ssembling all of the embellishments and frames was fun.
I distressed the edges of the book with distress ink and a little bit of red paint, just sparingly. I binded the book itself with a 
chinese binding.

I used the same techniques to create the back cover, except the clock part of the stamp has been done with distress inks first and then that color was used to color the image itself.  

I LOVE the possiblity of stamping with different colors and with different mediums! The sky is the limit here!   

This was a fun project to make! One that took a lot of prep work though, as there are not really that many techniques online to use with the stamping tool. I had to put my thinking cap on for the technique itself, but I am sure I will be using this method again now I know it works just fine.

I also had written down an idea to heat emboss part of the stamped images with different colors of embossing powder, but I was happy with how this turned out, so skipped it. Maybe for a next project, or perhaps you could give it a try?!

What are you waiting for: go create and enter the challenge...
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Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning Ellie ! I love the covers on the book and the beautiful layers created with the tissue stamping.

Keren Baker said...

Beautiful textures- love the tissue stamping! I love that stamp set so much too!

Miriam said...

This is stunning Ellie - great use of the stamping platform.

Etsuko said...

Fabulous book cover Ellie, great technique and beautiful finish. xx

Corrie Herriman said...

This is great Ellie ! x

Craftyfield said...

I love the colours, especially on the stamped key! Beautiful cover!

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Words and Pictures said...

Great multiple stampings, and multi-coloured stamping - what a brilliant use of the platform to create a lovely album.
Alison x

Lucy said...

What a brilliant project, Ellie,

Lucy x