Monday, March 9, 2009

#40 - Non-Traditional Stamping

Are you a stamp addict? Got some new stamps laying around that you've been waiting to use? Tired of stamping on paper? Your challenge: stamp on something other than paper. It can be ribbon, fabric, acrylic, buttons ... the possibilities are endless!

Our sponsor for this challenge is ScraPerfect and they gave us the Perfect Printing Pouch to use for this challenge. The pouch was created to stop printing ink from smearing on vellum paper -- but it does so much more. But you can use it when stamping or with markers, and it works on many surfaces from textured paper to fabric to Sculpy. It stops bleeding and smearing on vellum, shiny papers, textured cardstock, transparencies, twill tape, ribbon, muslin fabric, shrink plastic, wood, postage stamps, mulberry paper and other challenging surfaces. The print quality is crisp and the ink dries quickly with different inks including ink jet printers, water based and permanent markers, gel pens and stamp dye pads. Try it with Staz-on ink on acrylic. You will be amazed! It also contains a drying agent so the ink is dry within 15 seconds of coming out of the printer. When stamping, the pouch prevents embossing powder from sticking where it's not wanted, too!

Here's how we used it:

I stamped on ribbon, a clear button, and a scrap of acrylic. To help keep the ribbon straight, I used a bit of adhesive and tacked it onto my craft mat before stamping. The button was stamped and embossed.

Paloma used the pouch on twill before running it through her printer, as well as two pieces of cotton fabric.

Pamela stamped on fabric. The photo was altered first with bleach and watersoluable crayons, scanned, and printed on fabric, using freezer paper and an ink-jet printer. Then, after adhering it to cardstock, she stamped the wood pattern, clockface, some words, and the little frames by October Afternoon in fabric and solvent inks.
Jennifer: Jennifer used the pouch on some vellum and ran it through the printer to print out a digital frame. She also stamped with some blue ink on fabric for her heart embellishment.

Guest Designer Susie Bentz:
I gave Susie one of the pouches and asked her to try it out. She stamped on the ribbon and some shrinky-dinks.

So break out those stamps! You don't need the Perfect Printing Pouch to participate - just stamps, ink and your imagination. Post your creations here by Sunday, March 22nd to be eligible for a RAK.


mica said...

Great challenge! Love what DT members came up with. I have printed journaling on ribbon before, but never thought of stamping on it! On this one, I stamped on chipboard circles.

Anne P said...

This is a great challenge and really made me think. Here is my take.

ScraPerfect said...

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Grace Tolman said...

thank you for a great challenge. It made me try a new technique. The dt's samples were great inspirations too.

Here's mine-

StrawberryPia said...

Here´s my take on this challenge!

I love your blog! it challenges me every time!! Hugs Pia

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful layouts!

Love my stamps, so this was a lot of fun. I stamped on twill and on flowers (paper and silk). Here's my layout:

Thansk for the challenge!!