Friday, September 24, 2010

OTWC Challenge #26 and Tutorial

Hello all!

It's another wonderful week at Off The Wall Craftiness! Week 26 already!

Since our wonderful sponsor this week at Off the Wall Craftiness is Plaid Paint I thought I would put together a tutorial showing how you can incorporate paint instead of ink with your stamps.

So, let's start with the supplies you need to gather: Plaid acrylic paint, a paper plate to put the paint on, a foam brush that you can get at your local craft or discount store, a stamp, and cardstock. In my personal opinion, I do find that rubber stamps work better. 
Ssh, don't tell my son, I took one of his paper plates!  
Next, Load your sponge brush with paint. 

Now you are ready to stamp the image onto cardstock. I love the different look of paint versus ink, but it takes some practice to get the technique down. Acrylic paint is a little sloppier than stamping with ink, and the image typically will not be as clear and crisp. 


By using a heat tool, the drying time for the acrylic paint is less than a minute. Air drying time would be around ten minutes.
Surprisingly, the paint rinses off the stamps easily with water. I used my fingers to work water into the grooves. *The key to easy cleaning is...don't let the paint sit on the stamps. Rinse them off as soon as possible. Easy peazy! 

I had some paint left over and I felt like doing some accessorizing!

I had fun working with this great product from our sponsor, Plaid Paint. Mixing the colors to incorporate ideas from our inspiration photo was a breeze!

Here is the inspiration photo...

I hope you will give stamping with paint a try! Head over to Off the Wall Craftiness blog for the amazing prize package and to see the rest of the design team’s creations.

I would love to hear your thoughts.... I would love for you to leave a comment.
Happy crafting!


Wendy said...

Love how you used the colors this week. FUN paint, I can't believe they have glitter paint too. This challenge is on my must do list!

Karen B. said...

Oh I think this has to be my favorite card of the bunch, it is so bright and cheery and I LOVE the starfish!

Betty Wright said...

Tammy, this is terrific! Great use of the paints and the colors are so cheerful and fabulous together! The painted starfish is inspiring! Great looking card!

Michele Gross said...

This is soooo awesome! You did a great job with the colors and super job on your tutorial! Woot Woot!! Love how fun your card turned out :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card Miss Lady!!