MFPTT Chal. #74 Paper Towel Sculpting with Stamps by Lagene

This week I am bringing you the tutorial at Mark’s Finest Papers on SpeedyTV, It is Tutorial Time Challenge #74 called Paper Towel Sculpting, I have 3 samples for you today.  The first one was made with paper towels (about 4 layers).

MFPTT Ch 74 Sculpting with Stamps, TT or PT 2bbMy second and third cards were made using toilet paper. (about 9 layers)

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After letting the sculpted paper dry completely, I then painted with Pearlescent water colors by Artist’s Loft found at Michaels.

You can follow my tutorial below TT Ch 54 Gullibleor go on over to MFP SpeedyTV to Tutorial Time Challenge #74 Paper Towel Sculpting and follow the tutorial and enter by the deadline listed there and you will be entered into the random drawing for the stampset seen on the left.  OK let’s get on with my tutorial below:

 

 

Sculpting with Stamps using Toilet paper or Paper towels

By Lagene Sands

Supplies Needed:

Either Craft Mat or Parchment Paper or other slick surface to work on

Either toilet paper (TP) or paper towels (PT)

Stamps (acrylic stamps or unmounted rubber stamps work best)

Stipple Brush (Stiff bristled brush as seen below)

Water in small spray bottle that has fine mist.

Optional instead of water:

*Spray bottle  with mixture of ½ water & ½ white glue (I reuse small spray bottles

like those that had eye glasses cleaner or computer screen cleaner in them) *(I really recommend using this mixture, it helps

Small spray bottle with glimmer mist like Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist or you can make your own by adding acrylic paint to water (I use about 1/3 paint to 2/3 water) You can also add some powdered pigments like Luminarte or Powdered Pigments.

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  1. Lay your stamp on the Craft Mat or Parchment Paper with the smooth side of stamp down and stamping (raised) surface up.  Lightly spray stamp with water. (or you can brush water on with your stippling brush)
  2. Lay your stamp on the Craft Mat or Parchment Paper with the smooth side of stamp down and stamping (raised) surface up.  Lightly spray stamp with water. (or you can brush water on with your stippling brush)
  3. Lay the first square of toilet paper on top of stamp and lightly spray with OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwater. Start gently pouncing with the stippling brush so that the tissue connects with all the surfaces of the stamp, down in all the crevices. Fold next square of paper over the first and lightly spray with plain water or the mixture of white glue and water. (I prefer using the glue mixture starting with the second layer of paper because it sticks together better than just pouncing with water).  In the picture you can see how the tissue is taking on the form of the stamp.  (You can also see that there is color: I used my homemade yellow spray on the 1st 2 layers to create a colored background)
  4. Continue to add layers of  TP or PT and spray in between so that there is moisture to help bind the papers together when you pounce with the stippling brush.
  5. When you have built up approximately 5 to 10 layers, set it aside to dry overnight.
  6. Be sure it is dry before gently removing the stamp from your sculptured stamp image.  (It can take 24 to 48 hours to dry properly)
  7. Now you can color with markers or watercolors or ink up the stamp you just used & stamp over the image.  SEE Samples Below:MFP #74 Sculpting with Stamps, TT or PT 2bMFP #74 Sculpting with Stamps, TT or PT 1cMFP #74 Sculpting with Stamps, TT or PT 3c
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4 Comments

  1. Pam

    Such a cool tutorial. I love your creations. I need to try again with a different image. Thanks for showing it to us.

  2. What a fun technique Lagene and pretty cards using it. Wonderfully creative idea.

  3. wow!!!! What an amazing technique!!! Would have never guessed you started out with tissue paper or paper towel!!! Gorgeous!

  4. Pam

    Beautifully done. Love your mixed media!

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