Spray Tan Stamping!

June 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm 5 comments

Hi! Hope you’re having a good day?  I’m posting over at Make The Day Special Stamp Store blog today

Actually.. the title is a little misleading. No spray tan, but definitely spray stamping!

Here’s how.

Grab a stamp. The clear photopolymer are really great for this technique as you can see exactly which colour & how concentrated the colour is on the stamp. 

 You can do this with any dye ink, but obviously distress inks are a great choice.   Once you’re happy with the distribution of colour, simply get a spray bottle or mister and spray onto the stamp. Less is more initially- you don’t want it so watery that the colours become a big brown mess (unless that’s entirely the look you’re going for!)  Now- stamp onto your chosen card. With any luck you’ll get a little bleeding of colour but still showing the rainbow of colours.

 You may find there’s more colour in one area than you want, so just grab some kitchen towel and dab off until you’re happy. Obviously you could add more water at this point if you want a more soft and watercoloured look.

I’ve used this great little stamp from Neat & Tangled
For the sentiment and tag, I’ve added in this ‘Gifts For You’ set

I have tried the same idea but first dabbing the colours onto a craft mat and then adding water. It doesn’t give as vibrant or clear an image. Oh, and in case you’re wondering- it is already mounted onto a thin acrylic block the same size as the stamp!- you’d have a job mounting it after all that inking!

Do have a go.. it’s great fun experimenting. 

 What’s the favourite technique that you’ve discovered recently?

Do tell!

I have to go…it’s a ‘pick up all 5 kids and deposit them in different places’ kind of day.  

Just call me ‘Ms Chauffeur’. Just need the uniform and hat now! 

 Keren xx




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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. karensteele0873  |  June 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    This looks so effective Keren – it’s great! And I like the look of those cute stamps too….hope my ‘flexible friend’ has a bit more flex in it!


  • 2. beaumama  |  June 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Oooh, that color is vibrant. I’ll add it to myvery long list of things to try. Good luck on your driving duties.


  • 3. tsurutadesigns  |  June 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Love it and chuckling about the spray tan!


  • 4. Bev  |  June 4, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing your ‘recipe’ with us! My sister blew out her knee and called to ask me to bring a “mobile craft unit” as she can’t get down to the basement and her stash. She also asked for a new technique…I think this one’s just the ticket!!! Can’t wait to pass it along. Love your card. Those colors remind me of what summer should feel like, and since we’ve not had much of a Spring, it’s the perfect pick-me-up! Sweet!!


  • 5. Virginia L.  |  June 6, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Love love this gorgeous watercolor look, Keren! I love how you frame the background! Hope you have a great weekend!



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