Most of us crafters are constantly looking at our stash of supplies and brainstorming new projects to make and techniques to try. I’m no different. This morning while brushing my teeth (where oftentimes my best brainstorming happens) I was thinking of ways to incorporate more layers and techniques into my art journaling. The idea popped into my head of stamping onto fabric and adding embroidery to the design . . . or stamping on paper and then stitching the design to add texture.
It’s like a whole new world has opened up as I envision projects, gifts that can be made, and my wheels are really turning as I look at all these gorgeous stamps that Palette & Paper has in stock.
When deciding what type of ink to stamp with it really depends on what your finished product is going to be and how much of the stamped image you are going to leave showing. To read more about inks and their “staying power” check out Craft Test Dummies post here.
I like the idea of using a light color of stamp ink so if my embroidering stitches aren’t perfect you won’t be able to see it much on the finished project. This “Earl Gray” shade from Taylored Expressions would be perfect (and these mini stamp pads are a deal at only $3), plus I just love the name!
Or if I plan to leave some of the stamped image “exposed” I will select a coordinating ink color like in this example.
You could stamp on dishtowels to make adorable hostess gifts.
Or stamp a greeting on some muslin to incorporate into a card front. This new stamp set from Joy Claire would be perfect for that.
Make a cute little pencil pouch for one of your bible journaling friends (and yourself!) using some of the amazing new faith stamps from Joy Claire.
Or stamp on paper and add stitching like this gorgeous art journal page.
Need a primer on how to embroider? Check out Instructables.
Oh and what better way to celebrate Embroidery Month than with some of these projects (yes, February is Embroidery Monty!). Let’s get to stamping and stitching!
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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