Jumbo Stamp Art
Make your own jumbo stamps with foam trays and use to create your own customized art. Terri O's inspiration was the fabric behind the canvas.
- 8 x 10 framed canvas. I used the one inch think.
- Thick craft foam
- Acrylic paint
- Glue gun
- Paper plate
- Inspiration (mine was the fabric)
- First decide on what kind of pattern you want make. I did a flower. I drew out my design on a piece of paper then cut each part of the flower out. There were about 4 or 5 pieces to the flower. The center, a long petal, a short petal and a leaf. Use the paper cut outs as your pattern.
- Lay your pattern on a sheet of thick white craft foam and trace around it. Cut out each piece. Use some of your scraps and glue them onto your foam cut out pieces to make a handle. Just glue them on top of each other.
- Before you start stamping you might want to try out a design on a piece of paper. That way you can see what colors work and experiment with different designs.
- When you are ready paint each piece with some acrylic paint and stamp your design onto the canvas. If your stamp does not leave a perfect impression don’t stress! I kind of like that look. But if you don’t you can easily go over it with a paint brush and make it perfect.
- If you decide to layer colors you will want to make sure that the paint is dry before stamping over it.
- Let your canvas dry and hang it on the wall for all to see and marvel over.
- I used metallic paints for some of the colors. It really gives your art work a professional look. One of my favorites is USArt Quest Perfect Pigment paint.
- Don’t be afraid to stamp your design a couple of times. Let each coat dry in between. Doing this will intensify the colors.
- I tried to use darkest to lightest colors or vice versa.
- Dimensional paint adds a whole new element to your canvas. For the black and silver picture I used puff paint by Jones Tones