The first time I saw this technique was back in Summer 2008, during a Two Peas In The Bucket Online Course called Thinking Inking lead by Jennifer McGuire. In this particular class, she stamped an image onto tissue paper to get a more precise image and then applied the tissue paper to a sticky back canvas.
With that being said, I would like to share this super easy technique with you all….minus the canvas.
First, gather your materials:
Any type of stamp (here, I used Ranger MEDIA Clear Stamp Set, Clearly Collaged Hearts by Dina Wakley)
An Acrylic Block (Optional)
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
Tissue Paper (I subscribe to Julep and every month the nail polish and beauty products are wrapped in tissue paper and shredded paper) They always have nice tissue paper and this is a great way to recycle the tissue paper.
Next, ink the stamp you will be using with the Archival Ink. The great thing about this ink is that not only is it Acid Free, but it’s also Fade Resistant, and Waterproof. The fact that it is waterproof makes it a great ink to use with mixed media projects.
Press your stamp down onto the tissue paper.
Here below, after stamping the image you will get a nice crisp image.
Here are some of the other stamps from the stamp set on some of the other tissue papers.
The really cool thing about this is that once you have stamped your image, the limits are truly infinate. I cut my stamped tissue paper hearts out and used them in a Mixed Media project (which I will be sharing on Monday).
So please give this technique a try and let me know how you like it and what kind of projects you made with them.
Until next time, Happy Scrappin’!
Here is a Sneak Peak of Monday’s Blog Post showcasing these too cute embellishments 🙂