Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Link List - stamping with different materials

Pinterest is a great place to go when you're looking for ideas for a specific project.  I think stamping is great.  But I got to thinking, what other materials are out there that people use for stamping?

Here's a little look at different materials and techniques that I found by briefly looking on Pinterest.  Then I surfed a bit on the internet.  Some are very simple and would be easy to do with kids.  Others might be better suited for adults.


Stamping with pool noodles
This is a great way to stamp on paper with kids, using a pool noodle.  

Stamping with pencil erasers
Usually when I stamp on paper, I'll buy or carve my own stamps.  But here's a real simple technique that Carloe used with a pencil eraser.  Didn't it come out pretty!?

Stamping with vegetables
I remember in grade school, we used potatoes to stamp on paper.  Do you remember that?  Here's a post from Crafting with Kids.

But have you every used an okra?

Stamping with Nail Polish
I've seen some ladies walking around with crazy-designed nails, and thought the whole nail was placed on top.  But Helen has actually stamped right onto her nails.   She can show you how to do it with just a few products, in a quick video!

Stamping with buttons and Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart has a great idea on her website: stamping using buttons.  I know there are some of you out there that would love this!

Stamping with Gelatos
Let me end with this cool site by Donna Downey, who has lots of scrapbook and journaling tips.  Here she used gelatos for stamping.  I've never heard of gelatos before; well, except for the Italian ice cream.  These are creamy watercolor sticks, like chapstick, from FaberCastell.  I found some at JoAnn's.  

9 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The nail stamping is SO cool! And I remember the days of the potatoes in school :)
I have a few of Donna Downey's books...she's a great scrapbooker :)

Janet Bocciardi said...

I do remember the potato stamping! I think we did it in the Brownies. The okra stamping is very cool - love the pattern.

Karen S. said...

Art is soooooooooooooo much fun and even better with kids too!

Sheryl Hastings said...

How clever and fun! Great post.

Kathleen said...

Wow - what great stamping ideas! I do remember potato stamping - I did it as a child and then did it with my Brownie troop when my daughter was young. Very fun to see all the other ideas - the buttons look like they would be very cool!

Rose said...

Another fantastic link list! I'm publishing an article before the end of the month about making your own rubber stamps, and I'll link this post somewhere in it.

Kaili Williams said...

Great post! There are so many neat options for stamping out there :)

Judy Nolan said...

The 2 ideas I liked best were stamping with buttons (clever!), and the link about gelatos. I have never heard of the latter, but will have to look for them at JoAnn's next time I am there.

Splendid Little Stars said...

ha ha! I thought gelatos was ice cream as well! How would you stamp with that?! I love stamping and have LOTS of rubber stamps, but it's fun to use other materials as well.
very creative!

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