We all like to have a technique that is quick, easy and impressive – and this is one of my favourites. It’s always a hit with my classes. It is a simple, easy block stamping technique that absolutely anyone can do.
In this post I will show you not only how to do the background block stamping technique, but how to play about with the colour a little to achieve your desired result. And I’ve included some links to similar techniques, further down the post, so be sure to check them out.
Easy Block Stamping
I always tell my classmates not to be afraid of using water and inks as they are very forgiving in this block stamping technique. Simply make sure to have a piece of kitchen roll to hand and any disasters can be avoided. 🙂
Another little tip: – to get extra depth of colour simply leave the inked up block sitting on top of the watercolour paper for approximately 5 minutes. Put a little weight on top of it whilst you’re waiting. And don’t leave it for longer than 5 minutes otherwise it may just become a muddy mess.
I’ve a short video tutorial below just to illustrate how easy it is. So get those markers out and start having fun!
For this block stamping technique, I’ve used shades slightly darker than I would normally use as the water will dilute the shade slightly.
If you’re a little hesitant about which colours to use then simply start with lighter shades. You can always add deeper shades using the repeat block stamping technique that I’ve used.
And if you like to experiment then try working with different colours. I’ve so many plans for this stamp set so you can just bet that I’m going to be experimenting with loads of different colour and techniques.
I’ve added a handy product list below to let you know what I used on this project. In relation to the background (only) then the first 6 products are what I used.
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Easy Block Stamping- video tutorial:
Project Details and Handy Products List:
NB: inches measurements are estimated
- Card Base – Thick Whisper White Cardstock – 12.5cm (4-1/8″) x 29.6cm ( 11-5/8″) scored and folded at 14.8cm (5-7/8″)
- Artwork: – Watercolour Cardstock – 8cm (3-1/8 ) x 9.3cm (3-5/8″)
To create your own easy block stamping project, use any colours of markers, inkpads or refills you have to hand or check out the products I’ve used, below. 🙂
If you’d like to check out this lovely stamp set simply click on the photo below.
More Inspiration For You:
You may also like to check out similar projects, so I will link back to them as they become available.
For now, you can check out more Block Stamping projects at the bottom of this post. And make sure to check out this beautiful project too. It’s not Block Stamping but it shows some more fantastic techniques. And it has a full video tutorial and project details for you.
Click the photo to access. 🙂
More easy block stamping:
To see more easy block stamping, check out these posts where you will also find a free PDF tutorial.
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